Authorization of the Board of Directors to decide on the repurchase of the Company´s own shares
The Annual General Meeting held on April 11, 2013 authorized the Board of Directors to decide on the repurchase of the Company´s own shares as follows: The amount of own shares to be repurchased shall not exceed 12,500,000 shares, which corresponds to approximately 9.66 per cent of all of the shares in the Company. Only the unrestricted equity of the Company can be used to repurchase own shares on the basis of the authorization.
Own shares can be repurchased at a price formed in public trading on the date of the repurchase or otherwise at a price formed on the market.
The Board of Directors decides how own shares will be repurchased. Own shares can be repurchased using, inter alia, derivatives. Own shares can be repurchased otherwise than in proportion to the shareholdings of the shareholders (directed repurchase).
The authorization cancels the authorization given by the General Meeting on March 26, 2012 to decide on the repurchase of the Company´s own shares.
The authorization is effective until June 30, 2014.