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SEB’s Annual General Meeting 2023

Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB has today, 4 April 2023, held its Annual General Meeting.

At the AGM, Marcus Wallenberg, Jacob Aarup-Andersen, Signhild Arnegård Hansen, Anne-Catherine Berner, John Flint, Winnie Fok, Sven Nyman, Lars Ottersgård, Helena Saxon and Johan Torgeby were re-elected as Directors of the Board. Svein Tore Holsether was elected as new Director of the Board. The AGM re-elected Marcus Wallenberg as Chair of the Board. The AGM discharged the Directors, Deputy Directors and the President from liability.

The AGM approved the Board of Directors’ proposal for a dividend of SEK 6.75 per A-share and C-share and 6 April 2023 as record date for the dividend.

The Board's fee was determined in accordance with the Nomination Committee's proposal to be distributed as follows: SEK 3,600,000 to the Chair of the Board, SEK 1,135,000 to the Vice Chair and SEK 880,000 each to other members who are not employees of the bank.

In addition, the committee fee was determined to be distributed as follows: The Risk and Capital Committee, SEK 750,000 to the Chair and SEK 465,000 to another member; Audit and Compliance Committee, SEK 470,000 to the Chair and SEK 295,000 to another member; and the Remuneration and Human Resources Committee, SEK 410,000 to the Chair and SEK 205,000 to another member.

The AGM approved the Board of Directors’ proposal concerning Remuneration Report 2022.

The AGM approved the Board of Directors’ proposal concerning one profit sharing programme for all employees except the Group Executive Committee, SEB All Employee Programme 2023; one SEB Share Deferral Programme 2023, comprising approximately 1,000 senior managers and key employees; and one SEB Restricted Share Programme 2023, comprising approximately 1,000 employees in certain business units.

The AGM approved the Board of Directors’ proposal concerning the acquisition and sale of the Bank's own shares, for the securities business, for long-term equity programmes and for capital purposes as well as proposal for decision on authorization to the Board of Directors to issue convertibles. Furthermore, the AGM approved the Board of Directors' proposal for a reduction of the share capital with redemption of shares and bonus issue.

The AGM approved the Nomination Committee’s proposal to elect Ernst & Young AB as auditor. Main responsible will be the authorised public accountant Hamish Mabon.

The decisions can be read in full at sebgroup.com.

At the statutory board meeting following the AGM, Sven Nyman was appointed Vice Chair of the Board. The members of the committees of the Board were also appointed as follows:

  • Risk and Capital Committee: Jacob Aarup-Andersen (Chair), Marcus Wallenberg (Vice Chair), Sven Nyman and Lars Ottersgård
  • Audit and Compliance Committee: Helena Saxon (Chair), Marcus Wallenberg (Vice Chair) and Winnie Fok
  • Remuneration and Human Resources Committee: Signhild Arnegård Hansen (Chair), Marcus Wallenberg (Vice Chair) and Anne-Catherine Berner

Also, in accordance with the decision by the AGM to authorize the Board to decide on the acquisition and sale of own shares for SEB’s long-term equity-based programmes, the Board decided that a maximum of 43,700,000 shares of Class A may be acquired and sold. All the transactions may take place at one or several occasions during the period until the AGM in 2024.The repurchases shall exclusively take place on Nasdaq Stockholm at a price within the price interval at any time recorded and the transactions will be reported via Nasdaq Stockholm in accordance with prevailing rules. Furthermore, SEB’s web site sebgroup.com/ir will be updated continuously.

For further information, contact:
Pawel Wyszynski, Head of Investor Relations
+46 70 462 2111

Press contact:
Niklas Magnusson, Head of Media Relations & External Communication
+46 70 763 8243

SEB is a leading northern European financial services group with international reach. We exist to positively shape the future with responsible advice and capital, today and for generations to come. By partnering with our customers, we want to be a leading catalyst in the transition to a more sustainable world. In Sweden and the Baltic countries, SEB offers financial advice and a wide range of financial services. In Denmark, Finland, Norway, Germany and the United Kingdom, we have a strong focus on corporate and investment banking based on a full-service offering to corporate and institutional clients. The international nature of SEB's business is reflected in our presence in more than 20 countries worldwide, with around 16,500 employees. At 31 December 2022, the Group's total assets amounted to SEK 3,533bn while assets under management totalled SEK 2,123bn. Read more about SEB at sebgroup.com.