The Annual General Meeting in Tethys Oil AB (publ) was held on Wednesday 19 May 2021.
The income statements and the balance sheets for the company and the group were approved and the Board of Directors and the Managing Director were discharged from liability for the financial year 2020.
The Meeting resolved on a dividend for the financial year 2020 of SEK two (2) per share to be paid in May 2021. The record date for the dividend is 21 May 2021, which means that the last days of trading in the share including the right to receive dividends is 19 May 2021.
The Meeting also resolved on an extraordinary distribution of SEK two (2) per outstanding share. In order to effect the extraordinary distribution, the Meeting resolved on a share split (1:2), a reduction of the share capital with redemption of shares and an increase of the share capital by way of a bonus issue equalling the amount of the reduced share capital. The record date for the share split is 27 May 2021, which means that the last day of trading including the right to receive split shares is 25 May 2021.
Rob Anderson, Alexandra Herger, Magnus Nordin, Per Seime and Klas Brand was re-elected as members of the Board of Directors until the end of the Annual General Meeting 2022. Per Seime was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors for the same period. Geoffrey Turbott had declined re-election.
The Meeting approved remuneration of the members of the Board of Directors and the Chairman of the Board of Directors, including Board Committee membership, to be as follows: (i) annual fees of the members of the Board of Directors of SEK 330,000 (excluding the Chief Executive Officer); (ii) annual fees of the chairman of the Board of Directors of SEK 700,000; (iii) annual fees to committee members of SEK 35,000 per committee assignment, annual fees for the chairmen of the Remuneration Committee and the Technical Committee of SEK 65,000 each, annual fee for the chairman of the Audit Committee of SEK 90,000, unless the committee is chaired by the chairman of the Board of Directors in which case the annual fee is SEK 65,000. The total fees for committee work, including committee chairmen fees, shall not exceed SEK 360,000.
The registered accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers AB was re-elected as the auditor of the company, with authorised public accountant Johan Malmqvist as the auditor in charge, for a period until the end of the Annual General Meeting 2022. The auditors’ fee shall be paid upon approval of their invoice.
The Meeting approved the Board of Directors’ remuneration report for 2020 in accordance with the Board of Director’s proposal.
The Meeting approved that the instruction for the Nomination Committee that were adopted at the annual general meeting 2020 shall continue to be applied as the instruction to nomination committee indefinitely.
The Meeting resolved in accordance with the proposal of the Board of Directors to issue warrants and approved the transfer of warrants. Under the resolution, the company may issue a maximum of 200,000 warrants. Each warrant entitles to subscription for one new share in the company during the period from and including 12 June 2024 up to and including 4 October 2024. The subscription price shall be equal to an amount corresponding to approximately 122.5 per cent of the volume-weighted average of the quoted price paid for the company’s share on Nasdaq Stockholm during the period from and including 5 May 2021 up to and including 18 May 2021. The increase of the company’s share capital will, upon exercise of the warrants, amount to not more than approximately SEK 36,609. The reason for deviating from the shareholders’ preferential rights is to ensure that the group can retain and recruit qualified and committed personnel on a global market for oil companies by offering such persons to participate in a long term incentive programme, as well as creating attractive leverage and reward risk-taking.
The Meeting resolved to authorise the Board of Directors to, up until the Annual General Meeting 2022, resolve on purchases of own shares. The Meeting also resolved to authorise the Board of Directors to resolve on transfer of own shares.
The Meeting resolved to authorise the Board of Directors to resolve, at one or several occasions until the Annual General Meeting 2022, decide upon issues of shares or convertibles in the company against payment in cash, in kind or through set-off and with the right to deviate from the shareholders’ preferential rights. The purpose of the authorisation and the reason for the deviation from the shareholders’ preferential rights is to facilitate the raising of capital for acquisitions and the company’s operations. The total number of shares and/or convertibles that may be issued/converted to shares may not exceed 10.0 per cent of the total number of shares in the company at the time of the issue resolution. To the extent issues of shares are made with deviation from the shareholders’ preferential rights, such issues shall be made on market conditions.
The Meeting resolved in accordance with the proposal of the Board of Directors to effect a reduction of the share capital with redemption of shares held by the company and an increase of the share capital by way of a bonus issue equalling the amount of the reduced share capital. The record date for the redemption of the shares held by the company is to be decided by the Board of Directors.