Munksjö Oyj: Decisions taken by the Annual General Meeting and the organisation meeting of the Board of Directors

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Munksjö Oyj: Decisions taken by the Annual General Meeting and the organisation
meeting of the Board of Directors 

Munksjö Oyj's Annual General Meeting was held in Helsinki today. The Annual
General Meeting adopted the Financial Statements for 2014 and discharged the
members of the Board of Directors and the President and CEO from liability for
the financial year 2014. 

Resolution on the use of the profit shown on the balance sheet and the payment
of dividend 

The AGM resolved in accordance with the proposal of the Board of Directors that
no dividend will be paid for the fiscal year 2014. 

Resolution on the payment of funds as return of equity from the reserve for
invested non-restricted equity 

The AGM resolved in accordance with the proposal of the Board of Directors to
pay funds from the reserve for invested non-restricted equity as return of
equity based on the balance of 31 December 2014 adopted by the Annual General
Meeting, the amount of return being EUR 0.25 per share. 

The return of equity will be paid to a shareholder who on the record date of
the payment 17 April 2015 is registered in the shareholder register of the
company held by Euroclear Finland Ltd. The return of equity will be paid to
shareholders on 24 April 2015. 

Resolution on the remuneration of the members of the Board of Directors and the
Nomination Board 

The AGM resolved in accordance with the proposal of the Board that the
remuneration of the Board of Directors shall increase. The annual remuneration
of the Chairman is EUR 80,000 and EUR 40,000 each for the other Board members. 

The AGM resolved in accordance with the proposal of the Board that the
remuneration of the permanent Board committees shall remain unchanged with the
exception of an increase in the remuneration of the Chairman of the Audit
Committee. The Chairman of the Audit Committee will annually receive EUR 12,000
and the other members EUR 6,000 each. The Chairman of the Remuneration
Committee will annually receive EUR 6,000 and the other members EUR 3,000 each. 

The AGM resolved in accordance with the proposal of the Board that the annual
remuneration for the Chairman of the Nomination Board is EUR 6,000 and the
ordinary members EUR 3,000 each. 

Travel expenses are reimbursed in accordance with the company's travel policy.

Resolution on the number of Board Members and the election of members of the
Board of Directors 

The AGM resolved in accordance with the proposal of the Nomination Board that
the number of Board members be six. The AGM resolved in accordance with the
proposal of the Nomination Board that Sebastian Bondestam, Fredrik Cappelen,
Alexander Ehrnrooth, Hannele Jakosuo-Jansson, Elisabet Salander Björklund and
Peter Seligson were re-elected. The Board members were elected for the period
ending at the close of the next Annual General Meeting. 

Election of Auditor and resolution on the remuneration of the Auditor

The AGM resolved in accordance with the proposal of the Board to re-elect KPMG
Oy Ab as the company's auditor. KPMG Oy Ab has designated Authorized Public
Accountant Sixten Nyman as the Responsible Auditor. The AGM further resolved
that auditor's remuneration be paid according to invoicing accepted by the
company. 

Authorizations to repurchase and distribute the company's own shares as well as
to accept them as pledge 

The AGM authorized the Board of Directors to resolve to repurchase and to
distribute the company's own shares as well as to accept them as pledge in one
or more instalments on the following conditions: 

The number of shares to be repurchased or accepted as pledge by virtue of the
authorization shall not exceed 4,000,000 shares in the company, yet always
taking into account the limitations set forth in the Companies' Act as regards
the maximum number of shares owned by or pledged to the company or its
subsidiaries. The shares may be repurchased only through public trading at the
prevailing market price on the date of repurchase by using unrestricted
shareholders' equity. 

The authorization includes the right for the Board of Directors to decide upon
all other terms and conditions for the repurchase of the company's own shares,
or their acceptance as pledge, including the right to decide on the repurchase
of the company's own shares otherwise than in proportion to the shareholders'
holdings in the company. 

By virtue of the authorization, the Board of Directors has the right to resolve
to distribute a maximum of 4,000,000 own shares held by the company. The Board
of Directors will be authorized to decide to whom and in which order the own
shares will be distributed. The Board of Directors may decide on the
distribution of the company's own shares otherwise than in proportion to the
existing pre-emptive right of shareholders to purchase the company's own
shares. The shares may be used e.g. as consideration in acquisitions and in
other arrangements as well as to implement the company's share-based incentive
plans in the manner and to the extent decided by the Board of Directors. The
Board of Directors also has the right to decide on the distribution of the
shares in public trading for the purpose of financing possible acquisitions.
The authorization also includes the right for the Board of Directors to resolve
on the sale of the shares accepted as a pledge. The authorization includes the
right for the Board of Directors to resolve upon all other terms and conditions
for the distribution of the shares held by the company. 

The authorizations for the Board of Directors to repurchase the company's own
shares, to distribute them as well as to accept them as pledge are valid for 18
months from the close of the Annual General Meeting but will, however, expire
at the close of the next Annual General Meeting, at the latest. 

The minutes of the Annual General Meeting

The minutes of the meeting will be available on www.munksjo.com at the latest
on 29 April 2015. 

Decisions taken by the Board of Directors after the AGM

Election of the Chairman of the Board and the members of the permanent
committees 

The organisation meeting of the Board of Directors, which was held immediately
after the General Meeting, elected Peter Seligson as Chairman and Fredrik
Cappelen as Vice Chairman of the Board. 

The Board of Directors appointed two permanent committees, the Audit Committee
and the Remuneration Committee. The members of the Audit Committee are Elisabet
Salander Björklund (Chairman), Alexander Ehrnrooth and Sebastian Bondestam. The
members of the Remuneration Committee are Peter Seligson (Chairman), Fredrik
Cappelen and Hannele Jakosuo-Jansson. 

Munksjö continues to acquire its own shares

The Board of Directors decided to utilise the authorization given by the Annual
General Meeting held today to continue to repurchase own shares. As previously
communicated, the repurchased shares will be used primarily for implementing
share-based incentive programmes of the company, or for other purposes defined
in the authorization of the Annual General Meeting. 

The repurchases will start at the earliest on 30 April 2015 and end on 3
October 2015 at the latest. The amount to be acquired shall not exceed 300,000
shares, corresponding to about 0.6 per cent of the total number of shares and
votes. At the start of the repurchases Munksjö holds 225,000 own shares,
corresponding to about 0.4 per cent of the total number of shares and votes. 

The shares shall be acquired through public trading on Nasdaq Helsinki at the
market price prevailing at the time of repurchase. Nordea Bank Finland Plc will
act as stock broker in the repurchases. 


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