The shareholders of Volvo Car AB (publ), reg. no. 556810-8988, (“Volvo Cars”) are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting (the “AGM”) to be held on Wednesday, 11 May 2022, at 13.00 CEST at Eriksbergshallen, Sjöportsgatan 5, 417 64 Gothenburg, Sweden. Admission and registration for the AGM will begin at 12.00 CEST.
The Board of Directors has resolved, in accordance with the provisions of Volvo Cars’ Articles of Association, that shareholders may also exercise their voting rights in advance by so-called postal voting.
The AGM will be conducted in Swedish and simultaneously translated into English.
Right to participate and notification
A) Attending the meeting venue
A person who wishes to attend the meeting venue in person or by proxy must
For shareholders who wish to be represented by a proxy, a written and dated power of attorney signed by the shareholder must be attached to the notification and presented at the meeting. If the shareholder is a legal entity, a copy of certificate of incorporation, or corresponding authorisation document for the legal entity, must be attached. Form of proxy is available on Volvo Cars’ website, https://investors.volvocars.com/en/AGM2022.
B) Participation by postal voting
A person who wishes to participate in the AGM by postal voting must
A shareholder who wishes to attend the meeting venue in person or by proxy, must give notice of this in accordance with the instructions stated under A) above. Hence, a notice of participation only through postal voting is not sufficient for a person who wishes to attend the meeting venue.
A special form shall be used for postal voting. The form is available on the company’s website https://investors.volvocars.com/en/AGM2022. The completed and signed form may be sent by post to Volvo Car AB (publ), c/o Euroclear Sweden AB, Box 191, 101 23 Stockholm, Sweden, or by email to GeneralMeetingService@euroclear.com (state “Volvo Car AB – postal voting” in the subject line). The completed and signed form must be received by Euroclear Sweden AB no later than on Thursday, 5 May 2022. Shareholders may also submit their postal votes electronically by verification with BankID via Euroclear Sweden AB’s website https://anmalan.vpc.se/EuroclearProxy/.
Shareholders may not provide special instructions or conditions in the voting form. If so, the vote (in its entirety) is invalid. Further instructions and conditions are included in the form for postal voting.
If a shareholder submits its postal vote by proxy, a written and dated power of attorney signed by the shareholder must be enclosed with the postal voting form. If the shareholder is a legal entity, a copy of certificate of incorporation, or corresponding authorisation document for the legal entity, must be enclosed with the form. Form of proxy is available on the company’s website, https://investors.volvocars.com/en/AGM2022.
In order to be entitled to participate in the AGM, a shareholder whose shares are registered in the name of a nominee must, in addition to giving notice of its participation in the AGM, register its shares in its own name so that the shareholder is listed in the presentation of the share register as of Tuesday, 3 May 2022. Such registration may be temporary (so-called voting rights registration), and request for such voting rights registration shall be made to the nominee, in accordance with the nominee’s routines, at such a time decided by the nominee. Voting rights registrations that have been made by the nominee no later than Thursday, 5 May 2022, will be taken into account in the presentation of the share register.
a) the annual report and the audit report as well as the consolidated financial statements and the auditor’s report for the group
b) the auditor’s statement regarding the company’s compliance with the guidelines for remuneration to members of the executive management
a) adoption of the income statement and balance sheet as well as the consolidated income statement and consolidated balance sheet
b) allocation of the company’s profit or loss in accordance with the adopted balance sheet
c) discharge from liability of the members of the Board of Directors and the CEO
a) the number of Board members
b) the number of auditors
a) fees to the Board members
b) fees to the auditors
a) Eric (Shufu) Li (re-election)
b) Lone Fønss Schrøder (re-election)
c) Thomas Johnstone (re-election)
d) Daniel (Donghui) Li (re-election)
e) Diarmuid O’Connell (re-election)
f) Jonas Samuelsson (re-election)
g) Lila Tretikov (re-election)
h) Winfried Vahland (re-election)
i) Anna Mossberg (new election)
j) Jim Rowan (new election)
k) Eric (Shufu) Li as Chairperson of the Board (re-election)
l) Lone Fønss Schrøder as Vice Chairperson of the Board (re-election)
The Nomination Committee prior to the AGM 2022 has consisted of Hans-Olov Olsson (appointed by Geely Sweden Holdings AB), Yimin Chen (appointed by Geely Sweden Holdings AB), Anders Oscarsson (appointed by AMF), Ylva Wessén (appointed by Folksam) and Eric (Shufu) Li as the Chairperson of the Board of Directors. Hans-Olov Olsson has been the Chairperson of the Nomination Committee.
The Nomination Committee proposes the following:
Chairperson for the meeting: The attorney Eva Hägg.
Board of Directors: The Nomination Committee proposes that the Board of Directors shall consist of 10 ordinary Board members elected by the AGM, without deputy Board members. Eric (Shufu) Li, Lone Fønss Schrøder, Thomas Johnstone, Daniel (Donghui) Li, Diarmuid O’Connell, Jonas Samuelsson, Lila Tretikov and Winfried Vahland shall be re-elected as Board members. Anna Mossberg and Jim Rowan shall be elected as new Board members. Eric (Shufu) Li shall be re-elected as Chairperson of the Board of Directors and Lone Fønss Schrøder shall be re-elected as vice Chairperson of the Board.
Anna Mossberg has acted as professional board member since 2018, comes with extensive experience of board work in listed companies and is well acquainted with Swedish corporate governance requirements. She also brings valuable experience from her senior operational roles in companies such as Silo AB, Google Sverige AB, Deutsche Telecom AG, Bahnhof AB and Telia and a strong tech industry background of relevance for the transforming Volvo Car Group. Anna Mossberg is currently a board member of Swedbank AB, Swisscom AG, Schibsted ASA, Orkla ASA and Byggfakta AB.
Jim Rowan brings with him over three decades of global experience in the consumer and technology sectors, delivering strong growth and profitability through transformation strategies and customer engagement. He has also worked extensively with digitalization, disruption, innovation, engineering and supply chains, which will be valuable for the future of Volvo Cars to realise its strategic ambitions. He has worked with Ember as an investor, board member and its CEO since February 2021. He served as CEO of the Dyson Group between 2017-2020 and as COO between 2012-2017, during which time he accelerated the company's e-commerce strategy, launched new innovative products, and grew its market share worldwide. Prior to Dyson, he was the COO of BlackBerry. He is a member of the Shareholders' Committee of Henkel AG, a German technology and consumer goods company, which operates worldwide.
Further information about all Board members proposed for re-election and new election is available on the company’s website https://investors.volvocars.com/en/AGM2022.
Board and Committee fees: The Nomination Committee proposes to increase the Board’s remuneration with 5 per cent meaning that the following remuneration would be applied until the next AGM:
Compensation to the Board members that are not employed or otherwise remunerated by Volvo Car Group or the Geely Holding Group shall be the following; (i) SEK 1,155,000 to each of the Board members, other than the vice Chairperson who shall receive SEK 2,730,000, (ii) SEK 131,000 to each of the members of the People Committee, and SEK 168,000 to the Chairperson of the People Committee, and (iii) SEK 189,000 to each of the members of the Audit Committee, and SEK 410,000 to the Chairperson of the Audit Committee. All remunerated Board members elected by the AGM are also entitled to a company car in accordance with the company’s applicable car policy (corresponding to an average yearly benefit of approximately SEK 110,000 per entitled Board member). The Chairperson of the Board, the CEO as well as Daniel (Donghui) Li shall not be remunerated. In addition, the Nomination Committee proposes a symbolic compensation for reading time for the employee representatives with in total SEK 331,700, whereof SEK 81,700 to each of the ordinary representatives and SEK 43,300 to each of the deputy representatives.
Auditor and auditor’s fee: The number of auditors shall be one without deputies. The Nomination Committee proposes, in accordance with the recommendation from the company’s Audit Committee, re-election of Deloitte AB as the company’s auditor for the period until the close of the next AGM and that remuneration to the auditor shall be paid according to separate invoicing.
The Board of Directors proposes that no dividend is distributed and that the retained profits shall be carried forward to the new accounts.
The Board of Directors proposes that the AGM resolve to approve the Board of Directors’ remuneration report for the financial year 2021, pursuant to Chapter 8, Section 53 a of the Swedish Companies Act.
The Board of Directors proposes that the AGM resolve on the following guidelines for remuneration to the Executive Management Team (including the CEO) (“EMT”). The guidelines replace the guidelines adopted by the extraordinary general meeting held in October 2021. In relation to the current guidelines, the proposal implies, in addition to editorial amendments, that the People Committee, instead of the Board of Directors in its entirety, is responsible for certain resolutions pursuant to these guidelines. The Board of Directors has not received any views from the shareholders on the existing guidelines for executive remuneration.
Introduction and objective
These guidelines shall be applicable to remuneration to the EMT of Volvo Cars. These guidelines are applicable to remuneration agreed, and amendments to remuneration already agreed, after its adoption by the AGM on May 11, 2022. These guidelines do not apply to any remuneration decided or approved by the general meeting.
The guidelines’ promotion of the company’s business strategy, long-term interests and sustainability
The company purpose is to provide Freedom to Move in a personal, sustainable and safe way. The business strategy focuses on maintaining a stable and strong platform for continued profitable and sustainable growth through personal and direct relationships with consumers, sustainable products and business, safe mobility with leading technology and a purpose-driven organisation. For more information regarding the company’s business strategy, please see the strategic direction section of the annual report.
A prerequisite for the successful implementation of the company’s strategy and safeguarding of its long-term interests, including its sustainability, is that the company is able to recruit and retain qualified personnel. To this end, it is necessary that the company offers competitive remuneration.
These guidelines enable the company to offer the EMT a competitive total remuneration.
Variable cash pay remuneration covered by these guidelines shall aim at promoting the company’s business strategy and long-term interest, including its sustainability.
Types of remuneration
The total remuneration package for the EMT may consist of the following components:
The components of remuneration shall be on market terms.
Additionally, the general meeting may – irrespective of these guidelines – resolve on, among other things, share-related or share price-related remuneration. Please refer to Share-based or share price-related incentive programmes below.
Variable cash remuneration
The satisfaction of criteria for awarding short-term variable cash remuneration shall be measured over a period of one year, whereas the satisfaction of criteria for awarding long-term variable cash remuneration shall be measured over a period of three years.
For the CEO, the short-term variable cash remuneration may amount to not more than 200 per cent of the annual fixed cash salary on December 31 at the end of each performance year, and the long- term variable cash remuneration may amount to not more than 150 per cent of the annual fixed cash salary the year the programme was implemented. For the other EMT members, the short-term variable cash remuneration may vary but amount to not more than 140 per cent of the annual fixed cash salary on December 31 at the end of each performance year, and the long-term variable cash remuneration may vary but amount to not more than 120 per cent of the annual fixed cash salary the year the programme was implemented. For information on the criteria for awarding short- and long-term variable cash remuneration, please refer to Criteria for awarding variable cash remuneration below.
Further variable cash remuneration may also be paid out in extraordinary circumstances, provided that such arrangement is of a one-time nature and is agreed on an individual basis for management recruitment or retention purposes or as compensation for extraordinary efforts beyond the individual’s ordinary assignment. Such remuneration shall be in line with market practice and may for example include a one-time cash payment, retention bonus or severance payment in case of a change of control, or similar. The remuneration may amount to not more than the fixed annual cash salary for 1 year and shall not be paid more than once a year per individual. Resolutions on such compensation shall be made by the People Committee based on a proposal from the CEO if an EMT member (other than the CEO) is concerned and by the People Committee and the Chairperson if it relates to the CEO.
Share-based or share price-related incentive programmes
The Board of Directors may, irrespective of these guidelines, propose general meetings to resolve on long-term share-based or share price-related incentive programmes. The Board of Directors has proposed the AGM 2022 to approve a long-term share-based incentive programme to comprise, amongst others, the EMT. If the AGM resolves in accordance with the Board of Directors’ proposal, no new long-term variable cash programme will be offered the EMT in 2022, and the same principle will apply in the following years as long as there is a long-term share-based program in place.
For the CEO, pension benefits shall be a defined contribution scheme and the pension premiums may amount to not more than 50 per cent of the annual fixed cash salary. Variable cash remuneration shall not qualify for pension benefits.
For other EMT members, pension benefits shall be a defined contribution scheme and the pension premiums may amount to not more than 30 per cent of the annual fixed cash salary. Some current EMT members have a defined benefit pension as part of a pre-existing agreement. To the extent that variable cash remuneration qualifies for pension benefits under the applicable collective bargaining agreement, the pension benefits shall be deducted from the cash payment and paid as pension.
Other benefits may include, for example, medical insurance, annual health check-up and company cars. Such benefits may amount to not more than 20 per cent of the annual fixed cash salary.
For employments governed by rules other than Swedish, pension benefits and other benefits may be duly adjusted for compliance with mandatory rules or established local practice, taking into account, to the extent possible, the overall purpose of these guidelines.
EMT members who are expatriates (i.e., are sent on an international assignment and are not on a local employment contract) may receive additional remuneration and other benefits determined in line with the company’s International Assignment Instruction which may include (but are not limited to) relocation cost, cost of living allowance, housing, schooling, home travel allowance and tax assistance. Such benefits may amount to no more than 160 per cent of the annual fixed cash salary.
Termination of employment
Upon termination of an employment, the notice period may not exceed twelve (12) months. Fixed cash salary during the notice period and severance pay may together not exceed an amount corresponding to the individual’s fixed cash salary for two (2) years, subject to applicable law.
When termination is made by the EMT member, the notice period may not exceed twelve (12) months, without any right to severance pay.
Additionally, remuneration may be paid for non-compete undertakings. Such remuneration shall compensate for loss of income and shall only be paid in so far as the previously employed executive is not entitled to severance pay. The remuneration may amount to not more than 60 per cent of the monthly base salary at the time of termination of employment and be paid during the time the non- compete undertaking applies, however not for more than twelve (12) months following the termination of employment.
Criteria for awarding variable cash remuneration
The variable cash remuneration shall be linked to predetermined and measurable criteria which can be financial or non-financial. They may also be individualized, quantitative or qualitative objectives. The criteria shall be designed so as to contribute to the company’s business strategy and long-term interests, including its sustainability, by for example being clearly linked to the business strategy or promote the executive’s long-term development.
The variable short-term cash remuneration shall be linked to Volvo Cars’ earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT), quality, and strategic transformation activities.
Variable long-term cash remuneration, which is not approved by a general meeting, if any, shall be linked to the satisfaction of certain performance conditions related to operating margin and revenue growth measured over the term of the programme.
To which extent the criteria for awarding variable cash remuneration have been satisfied shall be evaluated when the measurement period has ended. The People Committee is responsible for the evaluation. For financial objectives, the evaluation shall be based on the latest financial information made public by the company.
The Board of Directors shall have the possibility, in accordance with applicable law or contractual provisions, to in whole or in part reclaim variable remuneration paid on incorrect grounds (claw‑back).
Salary and employment conditions for employees
In the preparation of the Board of Directors’ proposal for these remuneration guidelines, salary and employment conditions for employees of the company have been taken into account by including information on the employees’ total income, the components of the remuneration and increase and growth rate over time, in the People Committee’s and the Board of Directors’ basis of decision when evaluating whether the guidelines and the limitations set out herein are reasonable.
Share ownership guidelines for members of the EMT
Since the Board of Directors believes that long-term share ownership is an important way to create alignment between the EMT members and Volvo Cars’ shareholders, it has implemented the following policy of share ownership for members of the EMT.
The Board of Directors expects the CEO and other members of the EMT to accumulate personal holdings in shares with a market value corresponding to the value of 100 per cent of the EMT member’s annual fixed cash salary. It is expected that the personal holding of shares be established within five years from the listing of the Company and, for new hires, within five years from commencement of employment with the Group as CEO or other member of the EMT. The CEO and the other members of the EMT are expected to achieve share ownership by retaining shares allotted (net after taxes payable) under future incentive programmes. Further, upon reaching the recommended share ownership level, it is expected that the CEO and the other members of the EMT maintain shares of such value for the duration of their appointment as CEO or the other member of the EMT.
Remuneration guidelines governance
The Board of Directors has established the People Committee, whose tasks include preparing the Board of Directors’ decision to propose guidelines for EMT remuneration. The Board of Directors shall prepare a proposal for new guidelines at least every fourth year and submit it to the general meeting. The guidelines shall be inforce until new guidelines are adopted by the general meeting.
The People Committee shall also monitor and evaluate variable pay programmes, the application of the guidelines for executive remuneration as well as the current remuneration structures and compensation levels in the company.
The members of the People Committee are independent of the company and its executive management. Neither the CEO nor any other EMT member participate in the Board of Directors’ processing of and resolutions regarding remuneration-related matters in so far as they are affected by such matters.
Deviation from the guidelines
The Board of Directors may temporarily resolve to deviate from the guidelines, in whole or in part, if in a specific case there is special cause for the deviation and a deviation is necessary to serve the company’s long-term interests, including its sustainability, or to ensure the company’s financial viability. The People Committee’s tasks shall include preparation of any resolutions to deviate from the guidelines.
The Board of Directors proposes that the AGM resolve on the implementation of share based plans, giving all permanent employees of the Volvo Cars group the opportunity of becoming shareholders in Volvo Cars. A division into two parts is proposed: one Performance Share Plan (the “PSP”) directed to the CEO, other members of the Executive Management Team (“EMT”) and certain other senior executives, and an Employee Share Matching Plan (the “ESMP”, jointly with the PSP, the “Plans”) directed to all permanent employees of the Volvo Cars group, other than the participants of the PSP . In order to secure the obligations of Volvo Cars to deliver shares to participants under the Plans, the Board of Directors further proposes that the AGM resolve on delivery arrangements. The Board of Directors’ proposal for the Plans is set out in A. below and for the delivery arrangements in B. below.
A Proposal for the implementation of the Plans
1. Background and reasons
The overall purpose of the Plans is to strengthen the alignment of interests of the group’s employees with those of the shareholders and thus encourage long-term commitment to the Volvo Cars group. The purpose of PSP is further to create a long-term focus amongst the participants on reaching Volvo Cars’ long term ambitions, as well as to facilitate recruitment and retention of employees with key competencies. The purpose of the ESMP is further to create engagement, commitment and motivation for the entire permanent workforce of the Volvo Cars group.
Since the Board of Directors believes that long-term share ownership is an important way to create alignment between the EMT and Volvo Cars’ shareholders, it has implemented a policy setting out recommendations for certain levels of share ownership for members of the EMT (as disclosed in Volvo Cars’ IPO prospectus). The PSP offers an opportunity for such members to increase their holdings to achieve the recommended share ownership.
The Board of Directors’ intention is that the structure of the Plans should be long-term and recurring. Accordingly, the Board of Directors intends to propose forthcoming AGMs to approve similar incentive plans.
2. Terms and conditions for the PSP
The minimum and maximum levels for (a) and (b) above will be set by the Board of Directors prior to commencement of the PSP. The minimum level for (c) is 26% and the maximum level for (c) is 40%. The minimum level for (d) is 30% and the maximum level for (d) is 34%.
Information about the minimum and maximum levels for (a) and (b) above, as well as the outcome of each of the Performance Conditions above, will be provided in the annual report for the financial year 2024.
3. Terms and conditions for the ESMP
4. Delivery activities
The Board of Directors has considered different methods for delivery of shares under the Plans to PSP and ESMP Participants (jointly, the “Participants”). For this purpose, the Board of Directors proposes that the AGM resolve on (i) an authorisation for the Board of Directors to resolve on the repurchase of shares of series B on Nasdaq Stockholm; and (ii) transfer of own series B shares free of charge to the Participants. Should the majority required for these resolutions not be reached, the Board of Directors proposes that Volvo Cars shall be able to enter into an equity swap agreement with a third party.
The detailed conditions for the Board of Directors’ proposal are set out in item B below.
Neither of the delivery arrangements referred to in item A.4 above would give rise to an increased number of shares in Volvo Cars and, accordingly, no dilutive effect in terms of shares issued will occur for existing shareholders.
6. Estimated costs and effects on key ratios
The costs for the Plans, which will impact the income statement, are calculated according to the accounting standard IFRS 2 and distributed over the respective Vesting Period. The total effect of the Plans on the income statement, including social security contributions, is estimated to range between SEK 125-1,371 million (between SEK 0-684 million for the PSP and between SEK 125-687 million for the ESMP), depending on satisfaction of the Performance Conditions for the PSP and the share price at allotment of Performance Shares and Matching Shares, distributed over the years 2022-2024. Total value for the PSP Participants at allotment of Performance Shares is capped at SEK 684 million. The cap will come into play in case of a total increase of PSP Award Value 400% or more during the term of the PSP.
The estimated aggregated annual costs of between SEK 63-572 million correspond to approximately 0.2-1.8% of the group’s total employee costs for the financial year 2021. Thus, the costs for the Plans are expected to have a marginal effect on the group’s key ratios.
7. Preparation of the proposal
The Plans have been initiated by the Board of Directors and prepared in consultation with external advisors taking into account market practice for multinational companies headquartered in Sweden and the rest of Europe along with corporate governance best practice requirements. The Plans have been processed in the Board’s People Committee and discussed at Board meetings in 2022. The Plans are substantially in line with the Board’s previously communicated intention, as set out in the prospectus made public in connection with the listing of Volvo Cars in October 2021.
B Delivery arrangements
1. Authorisation for the Board of Directors to resolve on acquisition of shares of series B and resolution on transfer of own series B shares to the Participants in the Plans
The Board of Directors proposes that the AGM, as a main alternative, (a) authorise the Board of Directors to resolve on acquisition of own shares of series B on Nasdaq Stockholm and (b) resolve that own series B shares may be transferred to the Participants in the Plans.
(a) Acquisition of own shares of series B may be made on the following terms:
(b) Transfers of Volvo Cars’ own series B shares to the Participants may be made on the following terms.
2. Equity swap agreement with a third party
The Board of Directors proposes that the AGM, should the majority required under item B.1 above not be reached, resolve that the expected financial exposure resulting from the Plans may be hedged by Volvo Cars being able to enter into an equity swap agreement with a third party on terms in accordance with market practice, whereby the third party, against a fee and in its own name, shall be entitled to acquire and transfer series B shares in Volvo Cars to the Participants in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Plans.
C Majority requirements, etc.
The AGM’s resolutions on the implementation of the PSP and the ESMP according to item A.2 and A.3, respectively, above, are conditional on the AGM either resolving in accordance with the Board of Directors’ proposal under item B.1 or B.2 above.
Each of the AGM’s resolutions according to item A.2 and A.3 above requires a simple majority of the votes cast. A valid resolution under item B.1 above requires that shareholders representing not less than nine-tenths of the votes cast as well as of the shares represented at the AGM approve the resolution. A valid resolution under item B.2 above requires a simple majority of the votes cast.
The repurchase and transfer of shares in Volvo Cars are integral parts of the proposed Plans. Therefore, and in light of the above, the Board of Directors considers it to be advantageous for Volvo Cars and the shareholders that the PSP and ESMP Participants are invited to become shareholders in Volvo Cars.
For a description of the existing share price-related incentive plan, reference is made to Volvo Cars’ annual report for 2021, note 8.
The Board of Directors proposes that the AGM authorise the Board of Directors to, on one or several occasions up to the next AGM, resolve on new issues of shares of series B. The total number of shares that may be issued by virtue of the authorisation shall be within the limits of the Articles of Association and not exceed ten (10) per cent of the total number of shares in Volvo Cars at the time of the Board of Directors’ resolution. The authorisation includes a right to resolve to issue new shares for cash consideration, by contribution in kind or payment by set-off. Issues for cash consideration or for consideration by set-off may be made with deviation from the shareholders’ preferential right only for the purpose of financing acquisitions and provided that the share issue is made on market terms. The purpose of the authorisation is to enable payment through issuance of shares in connection with potential acquisitions that Volvo Cars may carry out, and to enable capital raises in connection with, and in order to finance, such acquisitions.
In order for the AGM’s resolution in accordance with the Board of Directors’ proposal as set out above to be valid, the resolution requires approval of at least two thirds of the votes cast and the shares represented at the AGM.
Shares and votes
The total number of shares in the company is 2 979 524 179 shares of series B, each with one vote per share, corresponding to a total of 2 979 524 179 votes. There are no outstanding shares of series A. The company does not hold any own shares.
Questions and shareholders’ right to receive information
The Board of Directors and the CEO shall, if any shareholder so requests and the Board of Directors believes that it can be done without material harm to the company, provide information regarding circumstances that may affect the assessment of an item on the agenda, circumstances that can affect the assessment of the company’s or its subsidiaries’ financial situation and the company’s relation to other companies within the Group. Shareholders who wish to submit questions in advance may do so by mail to Volvo Car AB (publ), “AGM 2022”, Gunnar Engellaus väg 8, 418 78 Gothenburg, Sweden or by email to email@example.com.
The financial statements and the auditor’s report will be available at the company and on the company’s website in connection with the publication of the company’s annual report on 5 April 2022. The auditor’s statement regarding guidelines for executive remuneration and the Board of Directors’ remuneration report for the financial year 2021 will be available at the company and on the company’s website https://investors.volvocars.com/en/AGM2022 no later than on 20 April 2022. The Board of Directors’ complete proposals for resolutions under items 15–17 and the Board of Directors’ statement pursuant to Chapter 19, Section 22 of the Swedish Companies Act are available at the company and on the company’s website https://investors.volvocars.com/en/AGM2022. In other respects, the complete proposals are set out under each respective item in the notice.
Information about all Board members proposed for election and the Nomination Committee’s reasoned statement etc. are available on the company’s website https://investors.volvocars.com/en/AGM2022.
The documents are presented at the AGM by being kept available at the company and on the company’s website. The documents will be sent free of charge to shareholders who so request and state their address.
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Gothenburg in April 2022
Volvo Car AB (publ)
The Board of Directors