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Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Silmäasema - Proposal by the Shareholders' Nomination Board to the Annual General Meeting 2018

Silmäasema Oyj    

Published: 07:00 CET 31-01-2018 /GlobeNewswire /Source: Silmäasema Oyj / : SILMA /ISIN: FI4000243399

Silmäasema - Proposal by the Shareholders' Nomination Board to the Annual General Meeting 2018


Silmäasema Oyj
Stock Exchange Release                       
31 January 2018 at 8:00 EET

Silmäasema - Proposal by the Shareholders' Nomination Board to the Annual General Meeting 2018

The Shareholders' Nomination Board proposes to the Annual General Meeting of Silmäasema to be held on April 11, 2018 that the Board of Directors will have six (6) members.

Memebers of the Board

The Nomination Board proposes that from the current members of the company's Board of Directors Tuomas Lang, Maisa Romanainen, Juha Saarinen, Torsti Sihvola and Kaisa Vikkula be re-elected and Jukka Hienonen be elected as a new member. In addition, the Nomination Board proposes that Jukka Hienonen be elected as the Chairman of the Board of Directors and Juha Saarinen be elected as the Vice Chairman. All the nominees have given their consent to the position. Tuomas Sarkola has advised the Nomination Board, that he is not available as candidate to continue in Silmäasema's Board of Directors.

Essential personal data of Jukka Hienonen

Born: 1961
Education and profession: M. Sc. (Econ.), Professional Board Member

Essential working experience:

  • SRV Group Plc, CEO 2010-2014
  • Finnair Plc, CEO 2006-2010
  • Stockmann Plc, Executive Vice President and Deputy to CEO 2001-2005
  • Stockmann Plc, Vice President, Department Store Division 2000-2001
  • Kesko Plc, Senior Vice President, Durable Goods Division 2000
  • Stockmann Plc, Director, International Operations 1995-2000

 

Key positions of trust:

  • Stockmann Plc: Chairman of the Board 2016-, Board Member 2015-
  • Paroc Group: Chairman of the Board 2015-
  • Juuri Partners: Chairman of the Board 2015-
  • Sato Group: Deputy Chairman of the Board 2015-
  • Central Chamber of Commerce: Member of the Board 2013-
  • Helsinki Region Chamber of Commerce, Chairman of the Board 2012-2015
  • Pohjola Bank Plc, Board Member 2009-2014
  • Association of European Airlines AEA, Board Member 2006-2010
  • SRV Group Plc, Board Member 2007-2010
  • Mutual Pension Fund Ilmarinen, Board Member 2006-2009
  • Transparency Finland, Founder and Member of the Board 2003-2005

 

Remuneration paid to the members of the Board of Directors

The Nomination Board proposes that the annual remuneration of the Board of Directors remains unchanged and is the following:

  • Chairman of the Board of Directors: EUR 40,000
  • Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors: EUR 22,000
  • Member of the Board of Directors: EUR 22,000

In addition, the Nomination Board proposes that in accordance with previously adopted practice the members of the Board will be paid a fee for attending the meetings of the Audit Committee of 400 euros per meeting.

The Nomination Board proposes that the fees to the Board members are paid in cash.

Composition of the Nomination Board

The Nomination Board has consisted of the following representatives:

  • Juhana Kallio (Chairman), Intera Partners
  • Patrick Lapveteläinen, Mandatum Life Insurance Company Limited
  • Timo Sallinen, Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company
  • Juha Saarinen, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Silmäasema Oyj

 

Additional information

Chairman of the Nomination Board Juhana Kallio, tel. +358 40 526 6629

Chairman of the Board of Directors of Silmäasema Juha Saarinen, tel. +358 40 513 9473

 


SILMÄASEMA OYJ

Pasi Kohmo
CEO

Tuukka Hirvonen
Head of Communications and Investor Relations

 

Silmäasema is a Finnish company, which offers all products and services for optical retail and eye healthcare nationwide. Silmäasema is the largest private eye clinic provider offering eye surgeries and the second largest optical retail chain with 28.4 per cent market share. The Silmäasema chain has 151 stores and 13 eye clinics in Finland as well as eight stores in Estonia. The Silmäasema chain employs close to 1,000 eye healthcare professionals. In 2016, the Silmäasema chain conducted around 210,000 optician's eye examinations, 190,000 ophthalmologist's appointments and over 15,000 cataract and refractive surgeries. Silmäasema's Group net sales were 101.3 million euros in 2016 and adjusted EBITDA was 12.0 million euros.





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