Pehr G Gyllenhammar, Edvard von Horn, Wilhelm Klingspor, Erik Mitteregger, Stig Nordin and Cristina Stenbeck will be proposed as Members of the Board of Directors. It is the intention that Pehr G Gyllenhammar be appointed as Chairman and Cristina Stenbeck be appointed as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors.
Pehr G Gyllenhammar is currently Chairman of Aviva plc, Vice Chairman of Rothschild Europe and Chairman of the Reuters Founders Share Company Limited. He is also Chairman of the European Financial Services Round Table (EFR).
Mr. Gyllenhammar was appointed as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Volvo AB in 1971 and remained with the company for twenty-three years, serving as Executive Chairman between 1990 and 1993. Prior to joining Volvo, Mr. Gyllenhammar was Managing Director and Chief Executive of the Skandia Insurance Company.
Erik Mitteregger has almost twenty years experience in the financial markets in equity research and portfolio management. He co-founded Nordic Investment Bank Alfred Berg's London branch and later became the bank's head of research. He also co-founded Brummer & Partners Asset Management in 1995 and was a member of the Group Management Board. Erik Mitteregger is currently a Member of the Board of Directors of Swesafe i Sverige AB, Aspiro, Sign On, Formpipe and Firefly.
The above proposal is supported by shareholders representing more than 50 per cent of the votes in the company, including the Stenbeck, Klingspor and von Horn family shareholdings and SEB Fonder and SEB Trygg Liv.
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