The Nomination Committee nominates the persons to be proposed at the Annual General Meeting for election to Duni’s Board. Proposals are also produced regarding auditor fees, Board fees for the Chairman of the Board and other directors, as well as compensation for committee work. All proposals are presented at the Annual General Meeting as well as in the notice to attend and on the website prior to the Annual General Meeting. The Nomination Committee shall be comprised of representatives of Duni’s three largest shareholders as per September 30.
The following persons serve on the Nomination Committee, which is charged with presenting proposals to the Annual General Meeting in 2019 regarding the composition of Duni's Board of Directors, etc.:
Mr Johan Andersson, Mellby Gård Investerings AB
Mr John Strömgren, Carnegie fonder
Mr Bernard R. Horn, Jr., Polaris Capital Management, LLC
Mr Magnus Yngen, Chairman of Duni AB
During the period pending the 2019 Annual General Meeting, the Nomination Committee held two meetings at which minutes were taken. The work of the Nomination Committee begins by reviewing the independent evaluation of the current Board, which is carried out each year. The Nomination Committee considers that the Board functions well, that a composition comprising only five members provides for an effective Board of Directors, and that all directors are duly engaged and committed, including employee representatives. The Nomination Committee also notes that the Board is comprised of a sound and relevant mix of gender, skills and experience. The Nomination Committee proposed the re-election of the directors Pauline Lindwall, Alex Myers, Pia Rudengren and Magnus Yngen and new election of Thomas Gustafsson at the Annual General Meeting 2019. Johan Andersson had declined re-election.
Chairman of the Board since 2016
Board Chairman: Fractal Design AB
Vice Chairman of the board of Intrum Justitia AB
Director: Dometic AB
President and CEO, Camfil
President and CEO, Dometic
President and CEO, Husqvarna
Executive Vice president, Electrolux
Mr Yngen holds a Master of Engineering and Licentiate of Technology from the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm.
Shares in Duni: 14,000
Independent in relation to the Company, company management and Duni’s larger shareholders
Vice CEO and board member of Mellby Gård AB, Chairman of the board of Smart Eyes International AB and OJ Holding Sweden AB and board member of KappAhl AB (publ), Topeja Holding AB and Aros Kapital AB
Work experience: CEO of Duni AB (publ) 2012-2017, previous responsible for overseeing Mellby Gård’s consumer goods companies and before then President and CEO of 2E Group AB (publ). Senior executive positions at Spendrups Bryggeri AB, Brämhults Juice AB and Eckes Granini GmbH
Diploma in Business Administration
Shares in Duni: 26,400
Not considered as independent of the company, the company management or Duni’s major shareholders
Director McKesson Europe AG, Lantmännen and Swedish Match
Work experience: Category Director Coffee France and Southern Europe, Kraft/Mondelez, Switzerland
Several years of experience in various executive positions within the Nestlé Group both in Asia and Europe such as Country Business Manager Nestlé Nutrition in Germany and Indonesia
Ms. Lindwall holds a Bachelor of Science in BAE from the University of Växjö.
Shares in Duni: 1,000
Independent in relation to the Company, company management, and Duni’s largest shareholders.
President and CEO Andromeda Group
Chairman of the Board, NoseOption AB
President and CEO, Getinge AB
President and CEO, Hilding Anders Group
President, ArjoHuntleigh/Executive Vice President Getinge Group
Senior Vice President, Western Europe and Global Sales & Marketing as well as member of the management group of Carlsberg Breweries
Vice President Marketing & Innovation and member of the management group of Pripps-Ringnes (Orkla Drinks)
Several middle management positions at Unilever in Sweden and Germany
Mr Myers holds a BA in Organizational Behavior from Yale University, USA
Shares in Duni: 4,500
Independent in relation to the Company, company management, and Duni’s largest shareholders.
Chairman of the board Social Initiative AB.
Board Chairman: Boliden AB and AcadeMedia AB
Executive Vice President, W Capital Management AB
CFO and member of the management group, Investor AB
Ms. Rudengren holds an MSc in Economics and Business Administration from the Stockholm School of Economics.
Shares in Duni: 1,200
Independent in relation to the Company, company management and Duni’s major shareholders.
Employee representative for PTK
Mr Halvordsson is employed as management and organization resource at Rexcell Tissue & Airlaid AB
Mr Halvordsson has undertaken PTK board training
Shares in Duni: 1,600
Not independent in relation to the Company.
Employee representative for LO/Pappers
Mr Green is employed as an operator at TM3 at Rexcell Tissue & Airlaid AB
Shares in Duni 0
Not independent in relation to the company
|Magnus Yngen||chairman, independent||member||member|
|Pauline Lindwall||member, independent||chairman|
|Alex Myers||member, independent||member|
|Pia Rudengren||member, independent||chairman|
|Thomas Gustafsson||member, not independent*,**)||member|
|Per-Åke Halvordsson||union representative, not independent**)|
|union representative, not independent**)|
The Remuneration Committee prepares issues concerning remuneration and other benefits for corporate management, while decisions thereon are taken by Duni’s Board of Directors. Compensation and benefits for corporate management are evaluated through comparisons with market data provided by external sources. Such data demonstrates that Duni has competitive compensation levels and that the total compensation package is reasonable and not excessively high. Once a year, the Remuneration Committee evaluates the performance of senior executives and also certain second-tier managers in accordance with a systematic procedure.
The Remuneration Committee held three meetings in 2018 and comprises three members; Pauline Lindwall (Chairman), Johan Andersson and Magnus Yngen. The CEO participates at the meetings, as does the HR Director, who serves as a secretary at meetings of the Remuneration Committee.
Duni’s Audit Committee is responsible for ensuring the quality of the Company’s financial and business reporting. The Committee also evaluates Duni’s internal control processes and management of financial and operating risks. A special iterm on the yearly agenda addresses fraud and anti-corruption. The Committee meets regularly with the Company’s auditors in order to obtain information regarding the focus and scope of the external audit and to evaluate the work of the external auditors. The evaluation also covers the scope of any non-audit-related work performed by the auditors on behalf of Duni. When preparing a proposal regarding the election of auditors and compensation for audit work, the Nomination Committee is assisted by the Audit Committee.
The Audit Committee held four meetings in 2018 and comprises three members: Pia Rudengren (Chairman), Magnus Yngen and Alex Myers. The CFO and the Group Accounting manager, as well as the auditors, participate at all meetings.
President and Chief Executive Officer of Duni since October 2017.
Johan Sundelin held the position of CEO for Santa Maria within Paulig Group. Before this, he was CEO at Abba Seafood within the Orkla Group.
Johan Sundelin is Director of Svenska Retursystem AB as well as DLF and DLF Service AB.
Johan Sundelin holds a MSc in Business Administration from Umeå and York Universities.
Shareholdings (own and related parties): 4,400 shares
Synthetic share options: 75,000 shares
Executive Vice President Finance/CFO at Duni since 2009 and has been employed at Duni since 1987.
Mats Lindroth holds a MSc in economics and business administration from the Stockholm School of Economics.
Shareholdings (own and related parties): 25 200 shares
Synthetic share options: 12,500 shares
Executive Vice President Operations at Duni since 1 March 2015.
Fredrik Malmgren's most recent position was as founding partner at Montell & Partners AB, where he primarily focused on leading production and supply chain projects for multinational companies.
Fredrik Malmgren holds an MSc in Automation Engineering from Chalmers Institute of Technology, Gothenburg.
Shareholdings (own and related parties): 6,157 shares
Synthetic share options: 50,000 shares
Executive Vice President HR since January 2020
Malin comes from the role as Global Employer Branding & Talent Manager at INTER IKEA Group and has prior to that worked within the field of HR in several different companies, such as Tarkett and Lyckeby Culinar. Malin has combined 18 years of experience within HR from a variety of positions.
Malin Cullin holds a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources and exam as officer in the Marines, submarine
Shares in Duni (own and related parties): 0
Synthetic share options: 0
Executive Vice President Communications and Customer Experience Director since September 2018.
Marielle has been employed at Duni since 2011 and has most recently been Marketing Director for Business Area Table Top, and prior to that, Marketing Director for Business Area Consumer. She has a solid background in marketing and corporate communications also from previous positions within PartnerTech and AudioDev.
Marielle Noble has a Bachelor of Communications from Lund University.
Shareholdings (own and related parties): 500 shares
Synthetic share options: 0 shares
Executive Vice President Corporate Development since September 2018.
Magnus has been employed at Duni since 2009 and comes from a position as Group Controller. Before that he worked in different controlling positions at Lindab AB and most previously as Business Controller Lindab Ventilation.
Magnus Carlsson has a Master’s degree in Business Administration and Finance and a Bachelor of Science in Politics and Economics from Lund University.
Shareholdings (own and related parties): 1,500 shares
Synthetic share options: 37,500 shares
Executive Vice President Commercial since January 2020 and has been a member of the Duni Management Team since May 2012.
Linus Lemark has been employed at Duni since 2007 and comes from a position as Director Business Area Meal Service which he will maintain until we find a successor. Before that he was Innovation Director at The Absolut Company AB and Vice President at Aquavit in New York.
During the years 2007-2009 Linus Lemark was Corporate Development Manager respectively Marketing Manager Duni Food Solutions at Duni.
Linus Lemark has a MSc in economics and business administration from the Stockholm School of Economics.
Shareholdings (own and related parties): 5,000 shares
Synthetic share options: 37,500 shares
Executive Vice President Marketing since January 2020, and before that Marketing Director Table Top.
Clas Thott has experience as Marketing Director at AkzoNobel, Vice President Marketing at Hiab, and Global Marketing Manager at Hilding Anders.
Clas Thott holds an MSc in Economics & Business Administration from Lund University.
Shares in Duni (own and related parties): 1 500
Synthetic share options: 0
A number of risk factors may affect Duni's operations in terms of both operational and financial risks. Operational risks are normally handled by each operating unit and financial risks are managed by the Group's Treasury department, which is included as a unit within the Parent Company.
Duni is exposed to a number of operational risks which it is important to manage. The development of attractive product ranges, particularly the Christmas collection, is very important in order for Duni to achieve satisfactory sales and income growth. Duni addresses this issue by constantly developing its range. Approximately 25% of the collection is replaced each year in response to, and to create new, trends.
A weaker economic climate over an extended period of time in Europe could lead to a reduction in the number of restaurant visits. Reduced market demand and increased price competition, may affect volumes and gross margins partly through increased discounts and customer bonuses. Fluctuations in prices of raw materials and energy constitute an operational risk which has an impact on Duni's operating income.
Duni’s finance management and its handling of financial risks are regulated by a finance policy adopted by the Board of Directors. The Group divides its financial risks between currency risks, interest rate risks, credit risks, financing and liquidity risks. These risks are controlled in an overall risk management policy which focuses on unforeseeability on the financial markets and endeavors to minimize potential adverse effects on the Group’s financial results. Duni's management of financial risks is described in greater detail in the Annual Report as per 31 December 2018.
At the Annual General Meeting held on May 8, 2018 PricewaterhouseCoopers AB was elected auditor, with Carl Fogelberg as auditor-in-charge.
The auditors review the annual accounts and the Annual Report as well as the Company’s ongoing operations and routines in order to express an opinion regarding the accounts and management by the Board of Directors and the CEO.
The audit of the annual accounts and Annual Report is conducted in January-February. Thereafter, compliance with the Annual General Meeting’s guidelines regarding remuneration for senior executives is audited. The auditors participate at all meetings of the Audit Committee during the year. In October, an interim audit is carried out in combination with a general review of Duni’s report for the third quarter.
In addition to Duni, Carl Fogelberg is also auditor-in-charge in Öresundsbro Konsortiet I/S and Sparbanken Sjuhärad AB (Publ) and co-auditor in Haldex AB and Victoria Park AB. Carl Fogelberg is an authorized public accountant and member of FAR SRS. Apart from the audit engagement, fees to PwC for other engagements during 2018 totalled SEK 4.6M (2017: SEK 4.0M).
Vid sidan av Duni är Carl Fogelberg även huvudansvarig revisor i Öresundsbro Konsortiet I/S och Sparbanken Sjuhärad AB (Publ) samt medpåskrivande revisor i bland annat Haldex AB samt Victoria Park AB. Carl Fogelberg är auktoriserad revisor och medlem av FAR SRS. Arvode för övriga uppdrag till PwC förutom revisionsuppdraget uppgick under 2018 till sammanlagt 4,6 (2017: 4,0) MSEK.
The current articles of association were adopted at the Annual General Meeting held on May 6, 2009. They provide, among other things, that the registered office shall be in Malmö, that members of the Board of Directors shall be elected each year for a term of office until the close of the next Annual General Meeting, and that each share shall carry one vote.
The articles of association are adopted by the general shareholders' meeting and contain certain mandatory information of a fundamental nature for the company.
Duni's articles of association provide, among other things, that the directors are elected each year at the annual general meeting for a term until the close of the next annual general meeting. All shares in Duni carry equal voting rights.
The company’s name is Duni AB (Reg. No. 556536-7488). The company is a public company (publ).
The object of the company’s business is to, directly or indirectly, conduct business in production, development and sales of consumer related articles for serving and packaging of meals, and any other activities compatible therewith.
The company’s registered office should be situated in Malmö, Sweden.
The company’s share capital should be not less than SEK forty million ten thousand (40,010,000) and not more than SEK one hundred sixty million forty thousand (160,040,000).
The company should have not less than thirty two million eight thousand (32,008,000) shares and not more than one hundred twenty eight million thirty two thousand (128,032,000) shares.
The board of directors elected by the shareholders’ meeting should consist of not less than three (3) members and not more than twelve (12) members.
In addition to the members of the board of directors elected yearly at the general annual meeting, a member of the board and deputy member of the board can from time to time be appointed in accordance with the Private Sector Employees Act (1987:1245).
The company must have one (1) or two (2) auditors and one (1) or two (2) deputy auditors, or a registered public accounting firm be elected.
The company’s financial year is to comprise 1st January – 31st December.
Shareholders’ meeting is to be held yearly within six months from the end of each financial year. The shareholder’s meeting is to be held in Stockholm or Malmö, Sweden, at the discretion of the board of directors.
The following business shall be addressed at the annual shareholders’ meetings:
Notice convening a general meeting shall be given by announcement in Post- och Inrikes Tidningar and on the company's website. It shall be announced in Svenska Dagbladet that notice of a general meeting has been made. The notices shall be published within the time limits stipulated in the Swedish Companies Act (2005:551).
Shareholders who want to participate in shareholders’ meetings are to notify the company not later than 4.00 pm CET the day which is specified in the notice to the meeting. The last-mentioned day may not be a Sunday, other public holiday, Saturday, Midsummer Eve, Christmas Eve or New Years Eve and not fall earlier than the fifth weekday prior to the meeting.
The company’s shares are to be registered in a securities register in accordance with the Swedish Financial Instruments Accounts Act (1998:1479).