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Volvo April 03th, 2019

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

Under ITEMS 14.1-14.10, the (re-)election of the board of directors is proposed.In light of concerns over aggregate time commitments, ECGS recommends to vote OPPOSE to the (re-)election of: Ms. Martina Merz (ITEM 14.7).

Under ITEM 18, the board of directors seeks approval of the Company's executive remuneration guidelines. Although no (material) changes are proposed, ECGS is missing an actual LT component (with a performance measurement period of at least 3 years) under the guidelines. ECGS therefore recommends to vote OPPOSE.

ITEM 19 is a proposal made by a shareholder. ECGS does not support the proposal and accordingly recommends to vote OPPOSE.Finally, ECGS notes that Volvo announced in October 2018 that it had detected that an emissions control component used in certain markets is degrading more quickly than expected, which could cause the engines to exceed emissions limits for nitrogen oxides (NOX). The degradation is due to a materials issue that occurs over time. In connection with the detection the Company made a provision of SEK 7 billion relating to the estimated costs to address the issue.

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Volvo AB Series B

Volvo is a manufacturer of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines. Co.'s activities are organized into six areas: Group Trucks, which sells and markets trucks under Eicher, Mack, Renault Trucks, UD Trucks and Volvo brands; Construction Equipment, which includes equipment for construction and related industries; Buses, which includes buses and bus chassis for city, intercity and coach traffic; Volvo Penta, which manufactures engines and drive systems for boats and commercial craft; Governmental Sales, which manufactures special-purpose vehicles; and Volvo Financial Services, providing customer financing and leasing, dealer financing and fee based products.

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