Annual General Meeting 2009
A total of 739 shareholders representing 51.4% of shares and 69.7% of the total number of votes, participated at Getinge's Annual General Meeting on April 21, 2009, in Halmstad.
The entire Board of Directors, the CEO, the Chief Financial Officer and the Company's auditor were present at the meeting. Carl Bennet was re-elected Chairman of the Board of Directors, Johan Bygge, Rolf Ekedahl, Carola Lemne, Johan Malmquist, Margareta Norell Bergendal and Johan Stern were re-elected Board members. The Annual General Meeting resolved to declare a dividend of SEK 2.40 per share in accordance with the proposal of the Board of Directors and discharged the members of the Board and the CEO from liability regarding the financial year of 2008. The Annual General Meeting approved remuneration to the Board of Directors and approved the Board’s proposal of guidelines for remuneration to senior executives as well as the Board’s proposal regarding a call options programme for senior executives.