18 March 2015, 00:00
Cargotec Corporation's Annual General Meeting was held today, 18 March 2015 in Helsinki.
The Annual General Meeting approved a dividend of EUR 0.54 be paid for each of class A shares and a dividend of EUR 0.55 be paid for each of class B shares. The dividend will be paid to shareholders who on the record date for dividend distribution, 20 March 2015, are registered as shareholders in the company's shareholder register. The dividend payment date is 27 March 2015.
The meeting approved the financial statements and consolidated financial statements. The meeting granted discharge from liability to the President and CEO and the members of the Board of Directors for the accounting period 1 January-31 December 2014.
The number of the ordinary members of the Board of Directors was confirmed at seven. Jorma Eloranta, Tapio Hakakari, Ilkka Herlin, Peter Immonen, Antti Lagerroos, Teuvo Salminen and Anja Silvennoinen were re-elected to the Board of Directors. The meeting decided the yearly remuneration for the Board of Directors as follows: a yearly remuneration of EUR 80,000 will be paid to the Chairman of the Board, EUR 55,000 to the Vice Chairman, EUR 55,000 to the Chairman of the Audit and Risk Management Committee and EUR 40,000 to the other Board members. In addition, it was decided that members receive EUR 1,000 for attendance at board and committee meetings. The meeting decided that 30 percent of the yearly remuneration will be paid in Cargotec's class B shares and the rest in cash.
The Annual General Meeting elected authorised public accountants Tomi Hyryläinen and PricewaterhouseCoopers Ltd as auditors. The auditors' fees were decided to be paid according to invoice approved by the company.
The Annual General Meeting authorised the Board of Directors to decide on the repurchase of own shares with non-restricted equity. Altogether no more than 952,000 class A shares and 5,448,000 class B shares may be purchased. The authorisation shall remain in effect for a period of 18 months from the resolution by the Annual General Meeting.