Apetit Plc, Stock exchange release, 28 May 2021 at 2.00 p.m.
Decisions by the Annual General Meeting of Apetit Plc
The Annual General Meeting on 28 May 2021 approved the parent company's and consolidated financial statements for the financial year 1 January - 31 December 2020 and discharged the members of the Supervisory Board and the Board of Directors and the CEO from liability. The Board of Directors' proposals were approved without changes.
The Annual General Meeting decided that a dividend of EUR 0.50 per share will be paid for the financial year 2020. The dividend will be paid to shareholders who are registered in the company’s share-holder register maintained by Euroclear Finland Ltd on the record date of 1 June 2021. The dividend is paid on 8 June 2021. No dividend will be paid on shares held by the company.
THE REMUNERATION REPORT FOR GOVERNING BODIES
The Annual General Meeting decided to adopt the Remuneration Report for 2020 for the governing bodies. According to the Companies Act, the decision is advisory. The Remuneration Report is available on the company’s website at apetit.fi/en/corporate-governance/remuneration/.
ELECTION OF THE MEMBERS OF THE SUPERVISORY BOARD, THE MEMBERS OF THE SUPERVISORY BOARD'S NOMINATION COMMITTEE AND THE AUDITORS, AND REMUNERATION
The Annual General Meeting confirmed that the Supervisory Board will have 18 members elected by the Annual General Meeting. Seven persons were appointed to replace members of the Supervisory Board completing their term. Harri Eela, Juha Hämäläinen, Laura Hämäläinen, Jari Nevavuori and Markku Pärssinen were re-elected. Nicolas Berner and Kirsi Ahlgren were elected as new members of the Supervisory Board.
Pekka Perälä and Henrika Vikman were elected by the Annual General Meeting as the members of the Supervisory Board's Nomination Committee.
Ernst & Young Oy, authorized public accountants, with Erika Grönlund, APA as the auditor with principal responsibility and Osmo Valovirta, APA were elected as auditors. The auditors were elected until the end of the 2022 Annual General Meeting.
The Annual General Meeting decided that the monthly fee paid to the Supervisory Board’s chairman is EUR 1,000, and to the deputy chairman EUR 665. The meeting allowance paid to the members of the Supervisory Board and the members of the Supervisory Board´s Nomination Committee is EUR 300. In addition, compensation for travelling expenses are paid in accordance with the general travel rules of Apetit Plc. The auditors’ fees are paid according to an invoice approved by the company.
AUTHORIZING THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS TO DECIDE ON THE REPURCHASE OF COMPANY’S OWN SHARES
The Annual General Meeting decided to authorize the Board of Directors to decide on the repurchase of a maximum of 80,000 (eighty thousand) of the company’s own shares using the unrestricted equity of the company representing about 1,27 per cent of all the shares in the company. The authorization includes the right to accept company’s own shares as a pledge.
The authorization is valid until the closing of the Annual General Meeting 2022, however no longer than until 31 May 2022.
AUTHORIZING THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS TO DECIDE ON THE ISSUING OF NEW SHARES AND ON THE TRANSFER OF APETIT PLC SHARES HELD BY THE COMPANY (SHARE ISSUE)
The Annual General Meeting decided to authorize the Board of Directors to decide on issuing new shares as follows: Based on the authorization, a total maximum of 600,000 (six hundred thousand) shares can be issued, which corresponds approximately to 9,5 % of all shares of the company at the moment. Based on the authorization, both new shares and shares held by the company may be issued.
The authorization is valid until the end of the 2023 Annual General Meeting, however no longer than until 31 May 2023. The authorization revokes the earlier authorization to issue shares given on 27 March 2018.
The minutes of the Annual General Meeting will be available on the company’s website, www.apetit.fi/en, on 11 June 2021 at the latest.
For further information, please contact:
CFO Teemu Luovila, tel. +358 10 402 2114
Apetit is a food industry company firmly rooted in Finnish primary production. Our operations are based on a unique and sustainable value chain: we create well-being with vegetables by offering tasty food solutions that make daily life easier. We also produce high-quality vegetable oils and rapeseed expellers for feeding stuff, and trade grain on the international markets. Apetit Plc's shares are listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. In 2020, Apetit Group's net sales were EUR 293 million.