Getinge Group: Notice of Annual General Meeting in Getinge AB

  Getinge Group: Notice of Annual General Meeting in Getinge AB

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GETINGE, Sweden -- February 14, 2013

Regulatory News:

The shareholders of Getinge AB (publ) (STO:GETIB) are hereby invited to attend
the Annual General Meeting (“AGM”) to be held on Thursday 21 March 2013 at
2.00 p.m. CET, in Kongresshallen, Hotel Tylösand, Halmstad, Sweden.


Shareholders who wish to attend the AGM must:

– be recorded in the share register kept by Euroclear Sweden AB (the Swedish
central securities depository), on Friday 15 March 2013, and

– notify the company of their intention to attend the AGM by Friday 15 March
2013, preferably before 4.00 p.m. CET.

In order to participate in the AGM, shareholders with nominee-registered
shares should request their bank or broker to have the shares temporarily
owner-registered with Euroclear Sweden AB by Friday 15 March 2013.
Shareholders therefore are requested to notify their nominees in due time
before the said date.


Notice of attendance shall be made in writing to Getinge AB, “AGM”, P.O. Box

SE-103 98 Stockholm, Sweden, or by telephone +46 10 335 08 18, or on the
company’s website, The notice of attendance shall state
name, personal (or corporate) identity number, shareholding, telephone number
and name of advisor, if any. An entrance card to be shown when registering for
the AGM will be sent in confirmation of the notice of attendance. Shareholders
represented by proxy should submit a power of attorney to the company before
the AGM. A proxy form pursuant to the provisions in Chapter 7, section 54 a of
the Swedish Companies Act is available at the company and on the company’s
website, Representatives of a legal entity shall present
a copy of the certificate of registration or similar document of


1. Opening of the Meeting

2. Election of Chairman of the Meeting

3. Preparation and approval of the voting list

4. Approval of the agenda

5. Election of two persons to approve the minutes

6. Determination of compliance with the rules of convocation

7. Presentation of

(a) the Annual Report and the Auditor’s Report

(b) the Consolidated Accounts and the Group Auditor’s Report

(c) the statement by the auditor on the compliance of the Guidelines for
Remuneration to Senior Executives applicable since the last AGM

(d) the Board’s proposal for distribution of the company’s profit and the
Board’s reasoned statement thereon

8. Report on the work of the Board of Directors, including the work and
functions of the Remuneration Committee and the Audit Committee

9. The CEO’s report

10. Resolution regarding adoption of the Income Statement and the Balance
Sheet as well as the Consolidated Income Statement and the Consolidated
Balance Sheet

11. Resolution regarding dispositions in respect of the Company’s profit
according to the adopted Balance Sheet and determination of record date for

12. Resolution regarding discharge from liability for the Board of Directors
and the CEO

13. Establishment of the number of Board members

14. Establishment of fees to the Board of Directors (including fees for work
in Committees)

15. Election of the Board of Directors

16. Resolution regarding Guidelines for Remuneration to Senior Executives

17. Closing of the Meeting


At the AGM in 2005, principles for the establishment of a Nomination Committee
were adopted, entailing that the Nomination Committee shall consist of the
Chairman of the Board, representatives of each of the company’s five largest
shareholders per 31 August each year and one representative of the minor
shareholders. The Nomination Committee in respect of the 2013 AGM consists of
Carl Bennet (Carl Bennet AB), Bo Selling (Alecta), Marianne Nilsson (Swedbank
Robur AB), Carina Lundberg Markow (Folksam Gruppen), Per-Erik Mohlin (SEB
Fonder) and Anders Olsson as the representative of the minor shareholders. The
Nomination Committee has proposed the following:

Chairman of the AGM: The Chairman of the Board, Carl Bennet, shall be elected
Chairman of the AGM.

Board of Directors: The number of Board members elected by the General Meeting
shall continue to be seven, with no deputy members. As Board members,
re-election shall be made of Carl Bennet, Johan Bygge, Cecilia Daun Wennborg,
Carola Lemne, Johan Malmquist, Johan Stern and Mats Wahlström. As Chairman of
the Board, Carl Bennet shall be re-elected.

Board and Committee fees: Board fees, excluding remuneration for Committee
work, shall amount to a total of SEK 3,675,000 of which SEK 1,050,000 to the
Chairman and SEK 525,000 to each of the other Board members elected by the
General Meeting who are not employees of the Getinge group. Work in the Audit
Committee shall be compensated with SEK 240,000 to the Chairman and SEK
120,000 to each of the other members. Work in the Remuneration Committee work
shall be compensated with SEK 125,000 to the Chairman and SEK 92,000 to each
of the other members.

DIVIDEND (item 11)

The Board and the CEO have proposed that a dividend of SEK 4.15 per share be
declared. As record date for the dividend the Board proposes Tuesday 26 March
2013. If the AGM resolves in accordance with the proposal, the dividend is
expected to be distributed by Euroclear Sweden AB starting Tuesday 2 April

EXECUTIVES (item 16)

The Board proposes that the AGM resolves upon guidelines for remuneration to
senior executives principally entailing the following. Remuneration and other
terms and conditions of employment for senior executives shall be based on
market conditions and be competitive in all markets where Getinge operates, to
ensure that competent and skillful employees can be attracted, motivated and
retained. The total remuneration to senior executives shall comprise basic
salary, variable remuneration, pensions and other benefits. The variable
remuneration shall be limited and connected to predetermined and measurable
criteria elaborated with the purpose to promote the long-term added value of
the company. In addition to the variable remuneration, approved share or
share-related incentive programs may occasionally be implemented. The Board
shall retain the right to deviate from the guidelines if motivated by
particular reasons on an individual basis.


Financial statements, Auditor’s Report and other documents pursuant to item 7,
the Board’s reasoned statement under item 11 and the complete proposal for the
resolution under item 16 will be available at the company and on the company’s
website,, as from Thursday 28 February 2013 at the latest
and will be sent to shareholders upon request. Copies will also be available
at the AGM.

The Board and the CEO shall at the AGM, if any shareholder so requests and the
Board believes that it can be done without significant harm to the company,
provide information regarding circumstances that may affect the assessment of
an item on the agenda, circumstances that can affect the assessment of the
company’s or its subsidiaries’ financial position and the company’s relation
to other companies within the group.

The total number of shares in the company amounts to 238,323,377; 15,940,050
shares of series A and 222,383,327 shares of series B. The total number of
votes in the company amounts to 381,783,827.

Getinge in February 2013

The Board of Directors of Getinge AB (publ)

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Kornelia Rasmussen
Group Communications Director
+46 10 335 58 10
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