SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
REPORT OF FOREIGN ISSUER
Pursuant to Rule 13a-16 or 15d-16
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
March 26, 2020
Commission File Number
LM ERICSSON TELEPHONE COMPANY
(Translation of registrants name into English)
Torshamnsgatan 21, Kista
SE-164 83, Stockholm, Sweden
(Address of principal executive offices)
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Announcement of LM Ericsson Telephone Company, March 26, 2020 regarding Ericsson takes further precautionary measures for its AGM 2020 and the Nomination Committee proposes unchanged Board fees.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.
|TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (publ)|
|Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer|
|Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer|
Date: March 26, 2020
March 26, 2020
Ericsson takes further precautionary measures for its AGM 2020 and the Nomination Committee proposes unchanged Board fees
The scope of the meeting will be further reduced to focus on legal requirements only
There will be no speeches by Ericsson representatives at the meeting and presentations will be kept to a minimum
Shareholders are encouraged to use the opportunity to vote by proxy and to follow the meeting via webcast
The Nomination Committee proposes that current Board fees remain unchanged
Considering the continued spread of the Coronavirus, Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) takes further precautionary measures in order to limit the scope and duration of its Annual General Meeting 2020 as well as the number of individuals attending the meeting in person. No speeches by Ericsson representatives will be delivered at the meeting and the presentation of proposals will be kept to the minimum. Speeches will instead be pre-recorded and are planned to be made available at www.ericsson.com before the meeting.
The Chair of the Board, Ronnie Leten, will not attend the meeting in person but will be present via link. As earlier communicated, President and CEO Börje Ekholm will not attend in person but will participate via link. Participation by Board members and management will be kept to a minimum.
As also previously communicated, Ericsson encourages all shareholders to use the opportunity to vote by proxy and a resolution will be proposed at the AGM to have the meeting available via live webcast.
Questions addressed at the meeting will focus on the agenda items specified in the invitation to the Annual General Meeting. Shareholders are also welcomed to submit general questions about Ericsson to the company to firstname.lastname@example.org. These questions will be answered separately by Ericsson.
Attendees, who nonetheless wish to attend in person, will be reminded to avoid close contact with other attendees in the common areas, and to spread out in the meeting hall while seated. Cloakrooms will be closed, and all who attend are requested to bring their outerwear into the meeting hall.
Shareholders who want to authorize a proxy to vote on their behalf, can find relevant templates at: https://www.ericsson.com/en/about-us/corporate-governance/shareholder-meetings/annual-general-meeting-2020.
Euroclear Sweden AB has informed Ericsson that they, at no cost, offer a possibility for shareholders who are individuals to appoint a proxy designated by Euroclear Sweden to vote in accordance with the shareholders instructions. More information about this offering from Euroclear is available at Euroclears website: www.euroclearproxy.se. As an alternative, shareholders may give their proxy to Euroclear Sweden in-person at Kistamässan from 10:00 am until 2:30 pm CEST on March 31.
Revised proposal from the Nomination Committee
Considering the current developments due to the Coronavirus and its impact on society, the Nomination Committee has decided to withdraw its proposal to increase the Board fees and proposes that these remain unchanged.
March 26, 2020
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