Espoo, Finland, 2014-02-13 08:02 CET (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- EFORE PLC Stock Exchange Release 13 February 2014 9.02 a.m. Notice is given to the shareholders of
Efore Plcof the Annual General Meeting to be held on 10 April 2014at 6 p.m.at Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, address Runeberginkatu 2, Helsinki. The reception of persons who have registered for the meeting will commence at 5.30 p.m.Coffee will be served after the meeting. A. MATTERS ON THE AGENDA OF THE GENERAL MEETING At the General Meeting, the following matters will be considered: 1. Opening of the meeting 2. Calling the meeting to order 3. Election of persons to scrutinize the minutes and to supervise the counting of votes 4. Recording the legality of the meeting 5. Recording the attendance at the meeting and adoption of the list of votes 6. Presentation of the annual accounts, consolidated annual accounts, the report of the Board of Directors and the auditor’s report for the financial period 1 November 2012– 31 December 2013. Review by the CEO 7. Adoption of the annual accounts and consolidated annual accounts 8. Resolution on the use of the profit shown on the balance sheet and resolution on the payment of dividend The Board of Directors proposes to the Annual General Meeting that the loss of the parent company for the financial period of EUR 3,862,967.85shall be transferred to the accrued earnings account, and that the Annual General Meeting would resolve not to distribute any dividend to the shareholders for the financial period 1 November 2012through 31 December 2013. 9. Resolution on the discharge of the members of the Board of Directors and the CEO from liability 10. Resolution on the remuneration and principles of compensation of travel costs of the members of the Board of Directors The Remuneration Committee of the Board of Directors proposes to the Annual General Meeting that for the term beginning at the end of the Annual General Meeting and ending at the end of the Annual General Meeting 2015 the following monthly remuneration be paid to the members of the Board of Directors to be elected: the Chairman of the Board of Directors 3.500 europer month the other members of the Board of Directors 1.750 euro per month Travel and accommodation expenses are payable against receipt. 11. Resolution on the number of members of the Board of Directors Shareholders who together represent more than 40 % of the votes in the company propose to the Annual General Meeting that the number of Board members be set at six (6). 12. Election of the members of the Board of Directors Shareholders who together represent more than 40 % of the votes in the company propose to the Annual General Meeting that for the period beginning at the end of the Annual General Meeting and ending at the end of the Annual General Meeting 2015 Francesco Casoli, Olli HeikkilÄ, PÄivi Marttila, Marjo Miettinen, Jarmo Simolaand Jarkko Takanenshall be re-elected members of the Board of Directors. 13. Resolution on the remuneration of the auditor The Board of Directors proposes to the Annual General Meeting that the elected auditor shall be reimbursed according to the invoice of the auditor. 14. Election of auditor The Board of Directors proposes to the Annual General Meeting the re-election of Authorized Public Accountant entity KPMG Oy Abas the company's auditor for the period ending at the end of the Annual General Meeting 2015. KPMG Oy Abhas informed that Authorized Public Accountant Lasse Holopainen will be the responsible auditor. 15. Authorizing the Board of Directors to resolve on the acquisition of the company’s own shares The Board of Directors proposes to the Annual General Meeting that it authorize the Board of Directors to resolve on the acquisition of the company’s own shares or on their acceptance as a pledge, in one or several instalments, on the following terms and conditions: Based on the authorization an aggregate maximum of 4,000,000 own shares corresponding to approximately 7,2 % of all the shares in the company may be acquired. Shares in the company may be acquired only by using the company’s unrestricted equity. The shares may be acquired in public trading arranged by the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Oyat the prevailing market price on the date of acquisition, or at a price otherwise formed on the market. The Board of Directors resolves the manner in which own shares are acquired or accepted as a pledge. The acquisition may be made using, inter alia, derivatives. Shares may be acquired otherwise than in proportion to the holdings of the shareholders (directed acquisition). The authorization cancels the authorization given by the Extraordinary General Meeting on 26 August 2013to resolve on the acquisition of the company’s own shares. The authorization is valid until 30 June 2015. 16. Authorizing the Board of Directors to decide on the issue of shares as well as the issue of options and other special rights The Board of Directors proposes to the Annual General Meeting that the Board of Directors be authorized to, in one or more transactions, decide on the issuance of shares and the issuance of options and other special rights entitling to shares referred to in chapter 10 section 1 of the Companies Act as follows: The number of shares to be issued based on the authorization may in total amount to a maximum of 5,000,000 shares, corresponding to approximately 9.0 % of all the shares in the company. The Board of Directors decides on all the terms and conditions of the issuances of shares and special rights entitling to shares. The authorization concerns both the issuance of new shares as well as the transfer of treasury shares. The issuance of shares and special rights entitling to shares may be carried out in deviation from the shareholders’ pre-emptive rights (directed issue). The authorization cancels the authorization given by the Extraordinary General Meeting on 26 August 2013to decide on the issuance of shares and special rights entitling to shares. The authorization is valid until 30 June 2015. 17. Closing of the Meeting B. DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL MEETING The above proposals for resolution in respect of matters on the agenda of the General Meeting as well as this notice are available on the company’s website at www.efore.com. The company’s annual report which includes the annual accounts, the consolidated annual accounts, the annual report of the Board of Directors and the auditor’s report are available on the above mentioned website by 20 March 2014at the latest. The proposals for resolutions and the annual report are also available at the General Meeting. C. INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE PARTICIPANTS IN THE MEETING 1. The right to participate and registration Each shareholder, who is registered on 31 March 2014in the shareholders’ register of the company maintained by Euroclear Finland Oy, has the right to participate in the Annual General Meeting. A shareholder, whose shares are registered on his/her personal Finnish book-entry account, is registered in the shareholders’ register of the company. A shareholder, who wants to participate in the General Meeting, shall register for the meeting during the period starting at 10 a.m.on 13 February 2014and ending at 4 p.m.on 7 April 2014. The registration must reach the company by 4 p.m.on 7 April 2014at the latest. Such registration can be made: a) on Efore Plc’s website at the address www.efore.com or directly by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org; b) by telephone to Efore Plc / Anu Virokannas, +358 9 478 466; or c) by mail to Efore Plc/ Anu Virokannas, Post Box 260, FI-02601 Espoo. In connection with the registration, a shareholder shall notify his/her name, personal identification number, address, telephone number and the name of a possible assistant or proxy representative and the personal identification number of a proxy representative. The personal data given to Efore Plcis used only in connection with the General Meeting and the necessary processing of related registrations. A shareholder, his/her representative or proxy representative shall, if needed, be able to prove his/her identity and/or right of representation. 2. Holders of nominee registered shares A holder of nominee registered shares has the right to participate in the General Meeting by virtue of those shares based on which he/she, on 31 March 2014, would be entitled to be registered in the shareholders’ register of the company held by Euroclear Finland Oy. The right to participate in the General Meeting requires, in addition, that the shareholder on the basis of such shares has been registered into the temporary shareholders’ register held by Euroclear Finland Oyat the latest by 10:00 a.m on 7 April 2014. As regards nominee registered shares this constitutes due registration for the meeting. A holder of nominee registered shares is advised to request necessary instructions regarding the registration in the shareholder’s register of the company, the issuing of proxy documents and registration for the General Meeting from his/her custodian bank in good time in advance of the General Meeting. The account management organization of the custodian bank will need to register a holder of nominee registered shares, who wants to participate in the Annual General Meeting, to be temporarily entered into the shareholders’ register of the company at the latest by 10 a.m.on 7 April 2014. 3. Proxy representative and powers of attorney A shareholder may participate in the Annual General Meeting and exercise his/her rights at the meeting by way of proxy representation. A proxy representative shall present a dated proxy document or otherwise in a reliable manner demonstrate his/her right to represent the shareholder at the General Meeting. When a shareholder participates in the meeting by means of several proxy representatives representing the shareholder with shares at different securities accounts, the shares by which each proxy representative represents the shareholder shall be identified in connection with the registration for the General Meeting. Possible proxy documents should be delivered in original to Efore Plc/ Anu Virokannas, Post Box 260, FI-02601 Espoo before the last date for registration. 4. Other information Pursuant to chapter 5, section 25 of the Companies Act, a shareholder who is present at the General Meeting has the right to request information with respect to the matters to be considered at the meeting. On 13 February 2014, the total number of shares and votes in Efore Plcis 55,772,891. EFORE PLC THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS For further information please contact Mr. Vesa VÄhÄmÖttÖnen, CEO, tel +358 9 4784 6312. DISTRIBUTION Nasdaq OMX Helsinki OyPrincipal media Efore Group DISTRIBUTION Nasdaq OMX Helsinki OyPrincipal media The Efore Groupis an international company that develops and produces demanding power products. Efore'shead office is based in Finland, and its production units are located in Chinaand Tunisia. Sales and marketing operations are located in Europe, the United Statesand China. In the fiscal year ending in December 2013, consolidated net sales totalled EUR 82.5 million, and the Group's personnel averaged 836. The company's shares are quoted on Nasdaq OMX Helsinki Oy. www.efore.com Copyright © 2014 OMX AB (publ).