Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting 2021 was held the 29th of April.

Annual General Meeting 2021

The Annual General Meeting 2021 was held on Thursday 29 April 2021.

In order to reduce the risk of spreading the coronavirus, the board of directors resolved, in accordance with the act (2020:198) on temporary exceptions to facilitate the execution of general meetings in companies and other associations, that the annual general meeting were to be held without the physical presence of shareholders, proxies or any third parties, and that the shareholders’ voting rights were only able to be exercised in advance by so called postal voting.

New proposal for election of members to the nomination committee

Proposal for election of members to the nomination committee (item 13)

Shareholders representing more than 75 percent of the total number of votes in the company propose that the nomination committee shall consist of Göran Bengtsson, Herman Kreftings Stiftelse för Allergi- och Astmaforskning, Johnny Alvarsson, chairman of the board of directors of VBG Group AB, Johan Lannebo, Lannebo Fonder and Elisabet Jamal Bergström, SEB Asset Management SA. 

It is proposed that Göran Bengtsson shall be the chairman of the nomination committee. 

2021-04-08 Revised proposal for election of members to the nomination committee


VBG Group AB (publ) gave notice to the annual general meeting.

Link to the Notice (pdf)

The board of directors’ proposals

The board of directors’ complete proposals are set forth in the notice. 

The nomination committee’s proposals

The nomination committee’s complete proposals are set forth in the notice.  

Auditor’s statement

The auditor’s statement regarding the board of directors’ compliance with the guidelines for renumeration to senior executives as approved by the annual general meeting.

Annual Report

VBG Group Annual Report 2020 (pdf)

Renumeration report

The board of directors’ renumeration report. 


Shareholders who wished to be represented by a proxy were to have submitted a written and dated proxy form. A proxy form has been held available through the link below.

Link to the proxy form (pdf)

Preconditions for participation and postal voting

Shareholders who wished to participate at the annual general meeting needed to have:

  • be recorded in their own name in the share register prepared by Euroclear Sweden AB relating to the circumstances on 21 April 2021; and

  • notified their intention to attend the annual general meeting by submitting their postal vote, whereby such postal vote was received by the company no later than 28 April 2021

A special form was to be used for the postal voting, which was held available through the link below. The postal vote also constituted the shareholder’s notification of participation. Further instructions and conditions were set forth in the postal voting form.

Link to the postal vote form (pdf)

Press releases regarding the annual general meeting

2021-03-21 Notice to attend the Annual General Meeting in VBG Group AB (publ)

2021-04-08 Revised proposal for election of members to the nomination committee

2021-04-29 Report from the annual general meeting in VBG Group AB (publ)

The nomination committee

The main task of the nomination committee is to present proposals to the annual general meeting on behalf of the shareholders for election of a chairman and other members of the board of directors as well as proposals for fees and other remuneration for the board of directors and the auditors’ fees.

The 2020 annual general neeting resolved that the nomination committee prior to the 2021 annual general meeting was to be comprised of the following individuals: 

  • Göran Bengtsson, Herman Krefting Foundation for Allergy and Asthma Research, and chairman of the nomination committee;
  • Johnny Alvarsson, chairman of the Board, VBG Group AB;
  •  Johan Lannebo, Lannebo Funds; and
  • Per Trygg, SEB Asset Management SA

Shareholders who wished to submit a proposal to the nomination committee were able to submit their proposal no later than 1 January 2021 to the following address:

VBG Group AB
Nominating Committee
PO Box 1216

SE-462 28 Vänersborg Sweden