Extraordinary General Meeting adopts resolutions for payment of SEK 3
billion to shareholders through redemption of shares
(ELUX) On April 21, 2004 the Annual General Meeting of AB Electrolux
resolved to implement a share redemption offer involving a right for the
shareholders in Electrolux to have their shares in the company redeemed
against cash payment of SEK 200 per share. During the application
period, 15,179,692 shares in Electrolux were tendered for redemption, corresponding to a value of approximately SEK 3 billion.
In accordance with the proposal of the Board of Directors, the
Extraordinary General Meeting has today adopted the following
resolutions required for the redemption offer and payment to the
a) Resolution on a reduction of Electrolux share capital by SEK
75,898,460 through redemption of 497,725 shares of series A and
14,681,967 shares of series B. For each redeemed share SEK 200 will be
paid, i.e. a total of SEK 3,035,938,400.
b) Resolution on an increase in Electrolux share capital by SEK
75,898,460 through a new issue of 15,179,692 redeemable shares of series
C to Svenska Handelsbanken, at a subscription price per share
corresponding to the par value of SEK 5. The resolution was adopted to
achieve speedier payment of the redemption amount to the shareholders.
c) Resolution on a reduction of Electrolux share capital by SEK
75,898,460 through redemption of all of the shares of series C issued
under item b) at a par value of SEK 5 per share, adjusted with an
interest rate corresponding to STIBOR 30 days plus 0.05 percentage
points, and a transfer of SEK 75,898,460 from the company’s non-
restricted equity to the company’s statutory reserve.
Following registration of the resolutions above with the Swedish Patent
and Registration Office (PRV), the share capital in Electrolux will
amount to SEK 1,544,601,540,
corresponding to 9,502,275 shares of series A and 299,418,033 shares of
series B, or a total of 308,920,308 shares, including shares owned by
Electrolux. As of June 16, 2004, Electrolux holding of own shares
amounted to 17,489,400 shares of series B.
The redemption amount is scheduled to be paid to the shareholders around
June 30, 2004.
The Electrolux Group is the world’s largest producer of powered
appliances for kitchen, cleaning and outdoor use, such as refrigerators, washing machines, cookers, vacuum cleaners, chainsaws, lawn mowers, and
garden tractors. Every year, customers in more than 150 countries buy
more than 55 million Electrolux Group products for both consumer and
professional use sold under famous brands such as AEG, Electrolux, Zanussi, Frigidaire, Eureka and Husqvarna. In 2003, Electrolux had sales
of SEK 124 billion and 77,000 employees.
For further information, please contact Investor Relations at
+46 8 738 60 03. Electrolux Press Hotline is available at
+46 8 657 65 07.