The Nomination Committee’s proposal concerning Ratos’s Board of Directors and auditor ahead of the 2019 Annual General Meeting


Ratos’s Nomination Committee proposes that Eva Karlsson is elected as a new member of the Board of Directors at the 2019 Annual General Meeting. Annette Sadolin has informed the Nomination Committee that she intends to decline re-election at the Annual General Meeting. Ratos’s Nomination Committee also proposes that the audit firm Ernst & Young AB is elected as the company’s new auditor.

Ratos’s Nomination Committee proposes that the 2019 Annual General Meeting elects six ordinary members of the Board of Directors, with no deputy directors.

The Nomination Committee proposes the re-election of Per-Olof Söderberg as a Board member and Chairman of the Board as well as the re-election of Board members Ulla Litzén, Karsten Slotte, Jan Söderberg and Jonas Wiström (CEO) and the new election of Eva Karlsson. Annette Sadolin has declined re-election.

Eva Karlsson, born 1966, has a Master of Science in Engineering from Luleå University of Technology. Since 2014, she has been President and CEO of Armatec AB. Prior to that, she was Managing Director at SKF Sverige and Global Manufacturing Manager Industrial Division (2011–2013) and Director Industrial Marketing & Product Development at SKF (2005–2010). In addition she has had other manufacturing management roles within the SKF Group. Eva has several years of Board work experience and is currently a Board member at Assa Abloy AB, Bräcke Diakoni and Valcon A/S.

“With Eva Karlsson, Ratos’s Board of Directors has brought on a very experienced member with a broad industrial background as well as a documented ability to further develop companies,” says Ragnar Söderberg, Chairman of the Nomination Committee.

Annette Sadolin, a Board member since 2007, has declined re-election ahead of the 2019 Annual General Meeting.

“We would like to extend our sincere thanks to Annette, who has worked as a Board member at Ratos for 12 years. Annette’s profound wisdom and extensive operating and financial experience within the business world, as well as her knowledge of the international market, has had major significance for Ratos throughout the years,” say Per-Olof Söderberg and Jan Söderberg, Board members at Ratos and representatives of the majority owners, the Söderberg family.

The Nomination Committee also proposes that the audit firm Ernst & Young AB is elected as auditor. Ernst & Young AB has appointed Erik Sandström as Auditor in Charge.

The Nomination Committee consists of Committee Chairman Ragnar Söderberg (Ragnar Söderberg Foundation and related parties’ holdings), Jan Söderberg (own and related parties’ holdings), Maria Söderberg (Torsten Söderberg Foundation and own holdings), Erik Brändström (Spiltan Fonder AB), Håkan Roos (Roosgruppen AB) and the Chairman of the Board Per-Olof Söderberg.

The Nomination Committee’s full proposal will be presented in the notice for Ratos’s Annual General Meeting, which will be held on 8 May 2019 at Skandiascenen, Cirkus, in Stockholm, Sweden.

For further information, please contact:
Ragnar Söderberg, Chairman of the Nomination Committee, +46 70 232 91 81
Helene Gustafsson, Head of IR and Press, Ratos, +46 8 700 17 98

About Ratos: 
Ratos owns and develops unlisted medium-sized companies in the Nordic countries. Our goal as an active owner is to contribute to long-term and sustainable operational development in the companies we invest in and to make value-generating transactions. Ratos’s portfolio consists of 12 medium-sized Nordic companies and the largest segments in terms of sales are Construction, Industrials and Consumer goods/Commerce. Ratos is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm and has approximately 12,300 employees.