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Lundbergföretagen April 03th, 2019

In general, Lundbergforetagen is in compliance with the Swedish regulations relating to the organisation and procedures of the Annual General Meeting.

Under ITEM 12, approval is sought for the re-election of the board of directors. Although there is just sufficient independent representation on the board, ECGS notes that the number of executives (3) sitting on the board is NOT in accordance with provision 4.3 of the Swedish Corporate Governance Code. Aforementioned provision stipulates that no more than one (1) member of the board may be a member of the executive management. Based on the above, ECGS recommends to vote OPPOSE.

Under ITEM 13, approval is sought for the re-election of KPMG as the Company's statutory auditor. Even though the level of non-audit fees is in accordance with its guidelines, ECGS notes that the current auditor has been in office for 25 years, which exceeds its guidelines. In line with EU regulation, ECGS recommends a term of maximum 20 years (10 + 10 years, if a tender is undertaken). In view of the current term in office of the auditor, ECGS recommends to vote OPPOSE. There are no further peculiarities.

Underlying
L.E. Lundbergfoeretagen AB B

L E Lundbergforetagen AB is an investment company that manages and develops a number of companies. The asset portfolio includes the wholly owned real estate company, Fastighets AB L E Lundberg, the publicly traded subsidiaries, Hufvudstaden and Holmen and the associated companies, Indutrade and Husqvarna. Co. also has major shareholdings in Industrivarden, Handelsbanken, Sandvik and Skanska. Co.'s subsidiary, L E Lundberg Kapitalforvaltning, is engages in securities trading. Operations consist of real estate operations, the manufacture and sale of printing paper, paperboard and sawn timber products, forest and power operations, and equity management (including securities trading).

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