The Nomination Committee’s proposal for Telia Company’s Annual General Meeting

The Nomination Committee today presents its proposal to Telia Company’s Annual General Meeting on April 10, 2019 regarding the election of members of the Board of Directors and Chair of the Board. The proposal will also be presented in the Annual General Meeting notice.

Telia Company’s Nomination Committee was established after a decision at the 2018 Annual General Meeting and consists of Daniel Kristiansson, Chair (Swedish state), Erik Durhan (Nordea Fonder), Jan Andersson (Swedbank Robur Fonder), Anders Oscarsson (AMF and AMF Fonder) and Marie Ehrling (Chair of the Board).

The Nomination Committee proposes the re-election of all members of the Board of Directors, except for Susanna Campbell who has declined re-election. Furthermore, the Nomination Committee proposes the election of Rickard Gustafson. The Nomination Committee proposes the re-election of Marie Ehrling as Chair of the Board and of Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo as Vice-Chair of the Board.

Thus, the proposal is that Marie Ehrling, Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo, Nina Linander, Jimmy Maymann, Anna Settman, Oloaf Swantee and Martin Tivéus be re-elected members of the Board of Directors until the end of the next Annual General Meeting and that Rickard Gustafson be elected new member of the Board of Directors for the same period. Furthermore, the proposal is that Marie Ehrling be re-elected Chair of the Board and Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo Vice-Chair of the Board until the end of next Annual General Meeting.

Rickard Gustafson was born in 1964. He is President and CEO of SAS. He has previously held various executive positions in GE Capital, both in Europe and the US, and was President of Codan/Trygg-Hansa 2006–2011. Rickard Gustafson is Chairman of Aleris and board member of FAM AB. Gustafson holds a Master of Science degree in Industrial Economics from Linköping University.

All the proposed Board Members are considered independent in relation to the company and the Group Management. All the proposed Board Members are also independent to major shareholders of the Company. 

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