Approval of profit and loss accounts and balance sheets, and discharge from liability of the board members and the managing director
The profit and loss account and balance sheets were approved, and the managing director and the board members were discharged from liability with respect to their respective management of the company for financial year 2016.
In accordance with the Board of Directors' proposal, it was resolved that no dividend would be paid.
Determination of the number of Board members and fees to Board members and Auditors
The Meeting resolved that five Board members should be appointed. Furthermore, the Meeting resolved that fees to Board members not employed by NeuroVive but elected by the AGM, and members of the Board of Directors’ various Committees not employed by NeuroVive, shall be payable as follows:
- SEK 300,000 to the Chair of the Board;
- SEK 150,000 each to other Board members;
- SEK 100,000 to the Chair of the Audit Committee;
- SEK 50,000 each to other members of the Audit Committee;
- SEK 40,000 to the Chair of the Remuneration Committee;
- SEK 20,000 each to other members of the Remuneration Committee.
The Meeting also resolved that as in the previous year, auditors’ fees are payable in accordance with approved account, on the customary debiting terms. No fees should be payable to Nomination Committee members.
Election of the Board of Directors
The AGM decided to re-elect Board members Greg Batcheller, Marcus Keep and David Laskow-Pooley. Jan Törnell and David Bejker were elected as new Board members. Greg Batcheller was re-elected as Chair of the Board.
Remuneration guidelines for senior executives
The annual general meeting approved the proposal of the Board of Directors on remuneration guidelines for senior executives. Under the guidelines, the company shall offer a total remuneration on market norms and enable skilled senior executives to be hired and retained. The remuneration to senior executives may consist of basic salary, yearly variable salary, long-term variable salary and share-related incentive programs resolved by the general meeting, pension and other benefits.
The annual general meeting resolved to appoint a nomination committee for the annual general meeting 2018 substantially in accordance with the same procedure as the preceding year. In brief, this entails that the chairman of the board shall contact the three largest shareholders in respect of voting power by the end of the third quarter. These three shareholders shall be offered to appoint one representative each for the nomination committee. If such shareholder does not exercise its right to appoint a member, the right to appoint a member of the Nomination Committee shall transfer to the next largest shareholder in terms of votes.
Authorization for the Board of Directors to decide on the new issue of shares, warrants and/or convertibles
The Meeting resolved to authorize the Board of Directors to decide on the new issue of shares, warrants and/or convertibles, with or without waiving the preferential rights of shareholders on one or more occasions in the period until the next Annual General Meeting.
The number of shares issued through this authorization may correspond to an increase of share capital of a maximum of fifteen per cent (15%) based on the total share capital of the Company at the time the Boards of Directors at first exploits the authorization.
The purpose of this authorization is to raise working capital for the Company and/or to add new owners of strategic importance to the Company and/or acquisitions of other companies or operations.
NeuroVive Pharmaceutical AB is a leader in mitochondrial medicine. The company is committed to the discovery and development of medicines that preserve mitochondrial integrity and function in areas of unmet medical need. The company’s strategy is to advance drugs for rare diseases through clinical development and into the market. The strategy for projects within larger indications outside the core focus area is out-licensing in the preclinical phase. NeuroVive enhances the value of its projects in an organization that includes strong international partnerships and a network of mitochondrial research institutions, as well as expertise in drug development and production.
NeuroVive has a project in early clinical phase II development for the prevention of moderate to severe traumatic brain injury (NeuroSTAT®). NeuroSTAT has orphan drug designation in Europe and in the US. The R&D portfolio consists of several late stage research programs in areas ranging from genetic mitochondrial disorders to cancer and metabolic diseases such as NASH.
NeuroVive is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm, Sweden (ticker: NVP). The share is also traded on the OTCQX Best Market in the US (OTC: NEVPF).
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