2020-05-14 08:30

Notice of Annual General Meeting of Vitrolife AB (publ)

The Annual General Meeting (“AGM”) of Vitrolife AB (publ) will take place on Monday June 15, 2020, at 4.30 p.m. at Hotell Gothia Towers, Mässans gata 24, in Gothenburg, Sweden. Notice of attendance at the AGM shall be given no later than Tuesday, June 9, 2020. Due to the current uncertainty following the covid-19 pandemic, the Board of Directors has resolved to withdraw its current dividend proposal of SEK 1.05 per share. The Board proposes that the AGM resolves that no dividend will be paid.

Shareholders wishing to participate at the AGM shall notify the company by mail to Vitrolife AB (publ), Box 9080, SE-400 92 Gothenburg, Sweden, Att: Anita Ahlqvist, by phone +46 31 721 80 83 or by e-mail investors@vitrolife.com. Full name/business name, preferably personal identification number/ company registration number (or the equivalent), address, telephone number, number of shares, details of any advisors and where appropriate details of a representative or proxy must be stated in the notification. A proxy form in Swedish for shareholders wishing to be represented by proxy will be found on www.vitrolife.com.

Shareholders that have their shares registered in the name of a nominee must temporarily record their shares in the share register kept by Euroclear Sweden AB in their own names to be able to attend the AGM.

The following proposals will be amongst those presented at the AGM:

  • The Board proposes that the AGM resolves that no dividend will be paid.
  • The Election Committee proposes that the Board shall consist of five members. The Election Committee proposes re-election of the Board members Lars Holmqvist, Pia Marions, Henrik Blomquist and Jón Sigurdsson and election of new Board member Karen Lykke Sorensen. It is proposed that Jón Sigurdsson is re-elected as Chairman of the Board. Remuneration to the Board members is proposed to be SEK 2,165,000, of which SEK 825,000 to the Chairman of the Board, SEK 275,000 to each of the other members of the Board. SEK 60,000 to the Chairman of the Audit Committee, SEK 60,000 to the Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and SEK 30,000 to the other members of these committees. The proposal means that the Board fees are unchanged compared to the previous year.
  • Authorization for the Board to resolve to issue new shares up until the next AGM.
  • Authorization for the Board to resolve on acquisition of the company’s own shares during the period up until the next AGM.

In view of the prevailing situation regarding covid-19, the Board has made certain decisions regarding the forms for the AGM 2020. See the full notice for more information. Vitrolife is following the development of events very carefully and will give information about precautionary measures ahead of the AGM on the website. Everyone intending to attend the AGM is requested to keep themselves updated via www.vitrolife.com.

Attachment: Full notice

Gothenburg, May 14, 2020
The Board

Jón Sigurdsson, Chairman of the Board, email: jsigurdsson@ossur.com
Mikael Engblom, CFO, phone 46 31 721 80 14

This information is information that Vitrolife AB is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact person set out above, at 8.30 am CET on May 14, 2020. 

This is a translation of the Swedish version of the press release. When in doubt, the Swedish wording prevails.