Authorizations of the Board of Directors
Authorization of the Board of Directors to decide on the acquisition of Relais’ own shares
On 5 April 2023, the AGM authorized the Board of Directors to resolve on the acquisition or accepting as pledge of a maximum of 1,813,231 of the company’s own shares in one or more tranches using the company’s unrestricted equity.
The company may buy back shares in order to develop its capital structure, finance or implement any corporate acquisitions or other transactions, implement share-based incentive plans, pay board fees or otherwise transfer or cancel them.
The company may buy back shares in public trading on marketplaces whose rules and regulations allow the company to trade in its own shares. In such a case, the company buys back shares through a directed purchase, i.e. in a proportion other than its shareholders’ holdings of company shares, with the consideration paid for the shares based on their publicly quoted market price so that the minimum price of the purchased shares equals the lowest market price quoted in public trading during the authorization period and their maximum price equals the highest market price quoted in public trading during that period.
The authorization is effective until the end of the Annual General Meeting to be held in 2024, yet no further than until 30 June 2024. This authorization shall supersede the buyback authorization granted at the earlier General Meetings.
Authorizing the Board of Directors to decide on a share issue and on granting stock options and other special rights entitling to shares
On 5 April 2023, the AGM authorized the Board of Directors to decide on issuing a maximum of 3,626,462 shares in a share issue or on granting special rights (including stock options) entitling holders to shares as referred to in Chapter 10 Section 1 of the Limited Liability Companies Act, in one or several tranches.
This authorization may be used to finance and implement any prospective corporate acquisitions or other transactions, to implement the company’s share-based incentive plans, or for other purposes determined by the Board.
The authorization grants the Board the right to decide on all terms and conditions governing said share issue and the granting of special rights, including the subscribers or the grantees of said special rights and the payable consideration. The authorization also includes the right to issue shares by deviating from the shareholders’ pre-emptive rights, i.e. in a directed manner. The authorization of the Board covers both the issue of new shares and the assignment of any shares that may be held in the company’s treasury.
The authorization is effective until the closing of the Annual General Meeting to be held in 2024, yet no further than until 30 June 2024. This authorization shall supersede previous authorizations resolved in General Meetings concerning the issue of shares and special rights entitling to shares.