Published: 2017-06-13 09:48:52 CEST
Ekspress Grupp
Minutes of annual general meeting

Resolutions of the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders of AS Ekspress Grupp held on 13 June, 2017

Tallinn, Estonia, 2017-06-13 09:48 CEST (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --  

On 13 June, 2017, the  Annual General Meeting of the Shareholders of AS  Ekspress Grupp was held in Tallinn, Parda str 6.  

Out of 29 796 841 votes 25 259 195 votes were represented at the Meeting, i.e. 84,77% of the votes.

The General Meeting of the Shareholders of AS Ekspress Grupp adopted the following resolutions:

1. Approval of the Annual Report for the Financial Year 1 January 2016 - 31 December 2016

By 25 259 095 votes in favour (100 votes against, 0 votes abstained), to approve the Annual Report for the Financial Year 1 January 2016 - 31 December 2016 of AS Ekspress Grupp.

2. Approval of the 2016 Profit Distribution Proposal

By 25 259 095 votes in favour (100 votes against, 0 votes abstained), to approve the Profit Distribution Proposal, according to which the legal reserve will be increased by 220 thousand Euros from the 2016 net profit, which is 4406 thousand Euros, dividends will be paid to the shareholders 6 (six) euro cent per share and 2398 thousand Euros will be allocated to the retained earnings of the previous periods. The right to participate in distribution of profits applies to shareholders who have been registered in the list of AS Ekspress Grupp shareholders as of 29 June, 2017 at 23:59. Dividends will be transferred to shareholder’s bank account on 6 July, 2017.

3.      Appointing the auditor for auditing the financial years covering the period from 01.01.2017 - 31.12.2019

By 25 259 095 votes in favour (100 votes against, 0 votes abstained), to appoint KPMG Baltics OÜ (registry code 10096082) to serve as the auditor of AS Ekspress Grupp for the period 01.01.2017 – 31.12.2019. For auditing the annual reports, AS Ekspress Grupp shall pay KPMG Baltics OÜ a fee in the amount agreed upon in the contract concluded with KPMG Baltics OÜ on rendering auditing services.

4. Approval of the terms and conditions of Share Option Program

By 25 259 095 votes in favour (100 votes against, 0 votes abstained), to approve the terms and conditions of the Share Options Program of AS Ekspress Grupp (hereinafter the Company) as follows:

4.1. The Company shall issue in total up to 1,300,000 (one million three hundred thousand) share options.

4.2. Every share option grants the option holder the right to acquire 1 (one) share of the Company.

4.3. The eligible persons of this share option scheme are key executives of the Company and of undertakings of the Company’s Group, who are selected by the management board of the Company (hereinafter the key executives).

4.4. The number and the grounds of share options issued to individual key executives shall be determined by the management board of the Company expect the members of the management board of the Company whose number of the share options issued shall be determined by the supervisory board of the Company.

4.5. The eligible person of this share option has the right to exercise the issued option after three year period following the issue of the option (signing the share option agreement).

4.6. The shares granted to key employees on the basis of the share option program will be free of charge.

4.7. The eligible person of the share option may not transfer the share options issued to him or her.

4.8. The supervisory board shall establish the detailed time schedule of the share option scheme, and the procedure for exercising the same.

4.9. The implementation of the terms and conditions of the share option scheme, and the procedure for exercising the share option shall be set forth in the option agreement concluded by and between the Company and the eligible person.

4.10. Within the frames of the share option program AS Ekspress Grupp is entitled to acquire 1,300,000 shares with one transaction or by parts from stock exchange or over-the-counter within the 5 year period starting from publication of the resolution of the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders. The acquisition price of the shares will be the closing price on the relevant transaction date or the previous closing price in case of an over-the-counter transaction. Therefore the minimum and maximum price of share buyback will be the stock exchange price of the share. AS Ekspress Grupp shall pay for the shares from assets exceeding the share capital and the legal reserve. The shares may not be encumbered with rights of third persons.

4.11. After the execution of the share options the Company has the right to buyback the shares from the key employees in the maximum amount of 1,300,000, shares with the stock exchange price. AS Ekspress Grupp shall pay for the shares from assets exceeding the share capital and the legal reserve. The shares may not be encumbered with rights of third persons.

         Additional information:
         Mari-Liis Rüütsalu
         Chairman of the Management Board
         GSM: +372 512 2591
         e-mail: mariliis.ryytsalu@egrupp.ee