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Ratos's Nomination Committee proposes that Karsten Slotte be elected as a new member of the Board at the 2015 Annual General Meeting. Board member Lars Berg has declined re-election. Otherwise, the Nomination Committee proposes re-election of Board members Staffan Bohman, Arne Karlsson, Annette Sadolin, Charlotte Strömberg, Jan Söderberg and Per-Olof Söderberg with Arne Karlsson as Chairman of the Board.
Karsten Slotte, born 1956, is a Finnish citizen and holds a B.Sc. in Economics from Hanken Swedish School of Economics and Business Administration in Helsinki. He has had a long career in the Karl Fazer Group, most recently as President and CEO 2007-2013 and prior to that as Managing Director of Fazer-Cloetta 2002-2006. Today he is a Director of Onninen, Fiskars, Onvest, Royal Unibrew and Scandi Standard. He was previously a Director of Swedish Match, VARMA and HKScan, among others.
A detailed presentation of the other proposed Board members can be found at www.ratos.se.
The Nomination Committee comprises Jan Andersson (Chairman, representing Swedbank Robur funds), Ulf Fahlgren (representing Akademiinvest), Arne Karlsson (Chairman of Ratos's Board), Jan Söderberg (representing the Ragnar Söderberg Foundation and his own and related parties' holdings), Maria Söderberg (representing the Torsten Söderberg Foundation) and Per-Olof Söderberg (representing his own and related parties' holdings).
The Nomination Committee's other proposals are presented in the Notice of the Annual General Meeting, which will be held on Thursday, 16 April 2015 at 16.30 CET at Stockholm Waterfront Congress Centre in Stockholm.
For further information, please contact:
Jan Andersson, Chairman of the Nomination Committee, +46 76 139 5500