no 2017-03 28 February 2017
Notice convening the Annual General Meeting 2017
To the shareholders of William Demant Holding A/S
Notice is hereby given of the Annual General Meeting of William Demant Holding A/S to be held on:
Monday, 27 March 2017 at 4 p.m. CET
at the Company's address
Kongebakken 9, 2765 Smørum, Denmark
In accordance with Article 8.2 of the Articles of Association, the agenda is as follows:
The Board of Directors' report on the Company's activities in the past year.
The Board of Directors recommends that the report be adopted.
Presentation for approval of the audited Annual Report 2016, including the consolidated financial statements.
The Board of Directors recommends that the Annual Report 2016 be approved.
Approval of remuneration for the Board of Directors for the current financial year.
The Board of Directors recommends that the proposed remuneration be approved.
Resolution on the appropriation of profit or payment of loss according to the approved Annual Report 2016.
The Board of Directors proposes that the profit of DKK 1,115 million be transferred to the Company's reserves to the effect that no dividend be paid.
5. Election of members to the Board of Directors.
Under Article 11.2 of the Articles of Association, Board members elected by the AGM are elected for one-year terms. At the 2017 AGM, Peter Foss, Niels B. Christiansen, Benedikte Leroy and Lars Rasmussen stand for re-election, whereas Lars Nørby Johansen does not stand for re-election. The Board proposes that Niels Jacobsen be elected new member of the Board.
6. Election of auditor.
The Board of Directors proposes that Deloitte Statsautoriseret Revisionspartnerselskab be re-elected.
7. Any proposals from the Board of Directors or shareholders.
The Board of Directors has submitted the following proposals:
a) Reduction of the Company's share capital
b) Authorisation to the Board of Directors to let the Company acquire own shares
c) Amendment of Article 9.2 of the Articles of Association
d) Authority to the chairman of the AGM
8. Any other business
Before the AGM, coffee and cake will be served from 3:00pm. Parking spaces will be reserved at the main entrance, and there will be free, regular transportation from the nearby Kildedal S-train station between 2:40pm and 3:20pm and back again after the AGM.
Please note that the entire AGM will be webcast on the Company's website, www.demant.com.
The Board of Directors
Further information: Other contacts:
Niels Jacobsen, President & CEO Søren B. Andersson, VP IR
Phone +45 3917 7300 Mathias Holten Møller, IR Officer
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Source: William Demant Holding A/S via Globenewswire