Alfa Laval release AGM report
SWEDEN – The Annual General Meeting of Alfa Laval AB was held at Sparbanken Skåne Arena in Lund, Sweden, on Monday, April 25th. Several hundred guests, shareholders, proxies and officials attended the meeting under the chairmanship of Anders Narvinger.
At the meeting, Tom Erixon, Alfa Laval’s President and CEO, talked about the company’s development last year, a year affected by a decline in the oil and gas industry, following a low oil price, as well as a decline in ship contracting. Alfa Laval’s order intake still remained unchanged while sales rose 13 percent and earnings per share by a full 30 percent. Strong cash flows contributed to lowering the indebtedness.
The income statements and balance sheets were adopted, together with the Board’s proposal for distribution of surplus. The proposed dividend of SEK 4:25 per share was approved. The AGM also approved discharge from liability for the members of the Board of Directors and the Managing Director.
It was resolved that the number of members of the Board of Directors shall be eight, with no deputies. As Board members Gunilla Berg, Ulla Litzén, Anders Narvinger, Arne Frank, Finn Rausing, Jörn Rausing, Ulf Wiinberg and Margareth Øvrum were re-elected. Anders Narvinger was appointed Chairman of the Board. Lars Renström had declined re-election.
Furthermore, it was resolved that the number of auditors shall be two, as shall the number of deputy auditors. The Nomination Committee’s proposal regarding auditors was also adopted. Authorized public accountant Håkan Olsson Reising was re-elected while authorized public accountant Joakim Thilstedt was newly elected as ordinary auditors for the coming year. The authorized public accountants David Olow and Duane Swanson were re-elected deputy auditors.