Today’s Annual General Meeting of SCA was held at Stockholm Waterfront Congress Center in Stockholm, Sweden.
The Meeting approved the income statement and balance sheet for the Parent Company and the consolidated income statement and consolidated balance sheet for 2016.
The Annual General Meeting decided on a dividend of SEK 6.00 (5.75) per share for the 2016 fiscal year. The record date for the dividend is Friday, April 7, 2017. Payment through Euroclear Sweden AB is planned for Wednesday, April 12, 2017.
Furthermore, the Annual General Meeting decided that all shares in the wholly-owned subsidiary SCA Hygiene AB are to be distributed, whereby one Class A share in Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget SCA entitles to one Class A share in SCA Hygiene AB, and one Class B share in Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget SCA entitles to one Class B share in SCA Hygiene AB. The Board of Directors was granted to set the record date for the distribution of all shares in SCA Hygiene AB.
The Board of Directors and the CEO were granted discharge from liability for the 2016 fiscal year.
Board members Pär Boman, Ewa Björling, Maija-Liisa Friman, Annemarie Gardshol, Magnus Groth, Johan Malmquist, Bert Nordberg, Louise Svanberg and Barbara Milian Thoralfsson were re-elected. Lars Rebien Sörensen was elected. Pär Boman was re-elected Chairman of the Board.
The Annual General Meeting decided to change the company's headquarters to Sundsvall.
The registered accounting firm EY AB was appointed the company´s auditor for a mandate period until the end of the Annual General Meeting 2018.
Minutes from the Annual General Meeting will be available on the company website, www.sca.com, within two weeks.
The speech held by President and CEO Magnus Groth at the Meeting is available on the company website, www.sca.com.