NOTICE OF THE 2007 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF ORIOLA-KD CORPORATION
Annex to Oriola-KD Corporation Stock Exchange Release 1 February 2007 at 8.40
NOTICE OF THE 2007 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF ORIOLA-KD CORPORATION
Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders of
Oriola-KD Corporation (the “Company”) will be held on Tuesday, 13 March 2007 at
5pm at Helsinki Fair Centre, address Helsinki Fair Centre, Conference Wing,
Messuaukio 1, 00520 Helsinki, Finland. Registration commences on site at 3pm.
Coffee will be served following the meeting.
The following matters will be on the agenda of the Meeting:
1. Matters mentioned in Article 10 of the Articles of Association, including:
The number of members, composition and remuneration of the Board of Directors
In accordance with the recommendation by the Company's Nomination Committee,
the Board proposes the following:
The number of members of the Board shall be confirmed as seven (7) and the
following shall be re-elected to the Board: Mr. Pauli Kulvik, Ms. Outi
Raitasuo, Mr. Anti Remes, Mr. Olli Riikkala, Mr. Jaakko Uotila and Mr. Mika
Vidgrén. Mr. Harry Brade, M.Sc., MBA shall be elected as a new member tot the
Board. The Board proposes that Mr. Olli Riikkala be elected Chairman of the
The remuneration to the Chairman of the Board shall be set at EUR 40,000 for
the term of office, that to the Vice Chairman at EUR 25,000 and to other
members of the Board at EUR 20,000. Forty percent of the remuneration would be
used to acquire the Company's Class B shares on the stock exchange and 60%
would be paid in cash. Remuneration would be paid no later than on 1 August
2007. The Chairman of the Board would receive EUR 800 in attendance fee for
each meeting and other Board members EUR 400. Attendance fees would also be
paid to members of the Company and Board Committees. The Chairman of the Board
would further have a company-paid phone. The travel expenses of all members of
the Board of Directors would be reimbursed in accordance with the Company's
Election and remuneration of auditors
In accordance with the Board's Audit Committee's recommendation, the Board
proposes that Ernst & Young Oy, who have put forward Mr. Rabbe Nevalainen ,
Authorised Public Accountant as principal auditor, be elected auditor for the
Company. Authorised Public Accountant, Ms. Anu Ojala would be elected deputy
auditor. The auditors would be reimbursed according to invoice.
2. Authorisation to the Board to decide on targeted (directed) repurchase of
own shares and bonus issue to the Company
The Board proposes that it be granted the following authorisation to acquire
The Board is authorised to acquire for the Company its own Class B shares (“B
shares”). The number of B shares to be acquired pursuant to this authorisation
shall not exceed 1,450,000.
The shares acquired pursuant to the authorisation shall be purchased in public
trading organised by the Helsinki Exchanges. The maximum consideration payable
for each B share acquired pursuant to the authorisation is the highest publicly
quoted price of the B share in the month of acquisition. The purpose of the
authorisation is to enable the use of own treasury shares in the incentive
scheme for the Company's top management and to hedge against the risk of taxes
and other similar expenditure arising from the incentive scheme.
The Board shall decide on all other matters relating to the acquisition of B
This authorisation shall remain in force for a period not to exceed eighteen
(18) months from the decision taken by the Annual General Meeting.
The Board proposes that it be granted the following share issue authorisation
in order to issue shares to the Company itself without charge:
The Board is authorised to decide on a bonus issue to the Company itself in one
or more instalments. The number of B shares to be issued pursuant to this
authorisation shall not exceed 1,450,000.
The Board shall decide on all other matters relating to the issue of B shares.
The purpose of the authorisation is to enable the creation of own shares for
use in the incentive scheme for the Company's top management and to hedge
against the risk of taxes and other similar expenditure arising from the
This authorisation shall remain in force for a period not to exceed four (4)
years from the decision taken by the Annual General Meeting.
The number of shares coming into the possession of the Company pursuant to both
the aforementioned authorisations shall not exceed 1,450,000 B shares, which
represents 1.03% of all Company shares and 0.12% of total votes.
3. Authorisation to the Board to decide on a targeted (directed) share issue
for the purposes of creating a share incentive scheme for management and
selling B shares on the stock exchange
The Board proposes that in addition to the aforementioned authorisations it be
granted the following share issue authorisation:
The Board is authorised to disapply shareholders' pre-emption rights and issue
Class B shares (“B shares”) . The B shares to be issued may be either new or
own B shares held by the Company as treasury shares. This authorisation shall
remain in force for a period not to exceed four (4) years from the decision
taken by the Annual General Meeting. The authorisation concerns a total of
1,450,000 shares. The share issue may be a bonus issue.
The Board may execute this authorisation in the share incentive scheme for top
management in the Oriola-KD Group in respect of 650,000 B shares. The share
incentive scheme is intended as a part of the incentive scheme for the
President and CEO and other top management. The incentive scheme comprises
three earning periods of one year. The Board decides on the target group of the
earning period and the bonuses of the key employees in the target group at the
beginning of each earning period. The shares would be issued or given to the
persons mentioned, subject to decision by the Board of Directors, on the basis
of the development of Oriola-KD's operating profit and return on capital
employed (ROCE) in 2007-2009. Any B shares to be issued as part of the share
incentive scheme shall be issued or given between 1 January 2008 and 31
December 2010. The said shares represent 0.46% of all Company shares and 0.06%
of total votes.
In addition to the incentive scheme described above, the Board may sell no more
than 800,000 B shares in public trading organised by the Helsinki Exchanges.
The purpose of the sale of B shares on the stock exchange is to enable the use
of the Company's treasury shares to hedge against the risk arising from the
taxes and other similar expenditure arising from the share incentive scheme.
The Board shall decide on all other matters relating to the share issues and
the incentive scheme for top management.
Payment of dividend
The Board proposes that the sum of EUR 0,06 per share be paid as dividend on
the basis of the balance sheet to be adopted for the financial year ending 31
In the event that the Annual General Meeting accepts the Board's proposal,
dividend shall be paid to those who at the record date of 16 March 2007 were
entered as a Company shareholder in the Company's shareholder register kept by
the Finnish Central Securities Depository Ltd. The date of payment of dividend
is 23 March 2007
The documents required under the Companies Act are available as of 18 February
2007 on the Company's website at www.oriola-kd.com. Copies of the documents
shall be sent to shareholders upon request. The printed Annual Report is only
sent to shareholders upon specific request.
Eligibility to attend the Annual General Meeting is vested in shareholders who
are registered as such by 3 March 2007 in the shareholder register maintained
by the Finnish Central Securities Depository Ltd. in the manner provided for in
Chapter 4:2 of the Companies Act.
Pursuant to Article 11 of the Articles of Association, shareholders wishing to
attend the General Meeting should notify the Company of their intention to do
so by the date mentioned in the notice of the meeting. Instructions on
notification will be given in the notice of the meeting to be published on or
about 18 February 2007 in Helsingin Sanomat newspaper. Shareholders may notify
of their intent to attend as from the said date of publication either on the
Company's website, to the telephone numbers given in the notice or in writing.
The deadline for notification is 4pm Finnish time on 7 March 2007.
Espoo, 1 February 2007
Board of Directors
Eero Hautaniemi Henry Haarla
President and CEO General Counsel