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HMS Networks AB (publ) the Nomination Committee┬┤s proposal to the Annual General Meeting 2015

by Linda Johansson | Jan 23, 2015

The Nomination Committee of HMS Networks AB (publ) proposes a new Chairman of the Board and one new member of the Board of Directors. The present Chairman of the Board Mr. Urban Jansson has declared that he will not be available for re-election. The nomination committee proposes the present member of the Board Mrs Charlotte Brogren as the new Chairman. As a new member of the Board, the committee proposes Fredrik Hansson former CEO of Roxtec Group AB.

Mr. Urban Jansson has declared that he will not be available for re-election and says “During my 16 years with the Board of Directors HMS Networks AB had a fantastic journey of organic growth as well as through acquisitions. I was appointed chairman in connection with the Company´s IPO in 2007 and we have since established us as an interesting listed company. Now I think the time is right to pass on my duties to other resources.”

“Both me and the Company are very grateful for the many years Urban has contributed to the development of the Company. Since Urban was first elected to the Board of Directors in 1999 he has contributed to a growth in excess of 1 500 %. Impressive! To have Mrs Charlotte Brogren accepting the proposal from the Nomination Committee gives the Company consistency and continued focus on future growth”, says Jan Svensson Chairman of the Nomination Committee.

At the Annual General Meeting 2015 the Nomination Committee proposes re-election of the board members Ray Mauritsson, CEO at Axis AB (publ), Charlotte Brogren, Director General for Vinnova, Henrik Johansson, CEO at Arctos Equity Partners, Kerstin Lindell, CEO at Bona AB, Karl Thedéen, CEO at Transmode AB (publ).

As a new member of the Board, the committee proposes Fredrik Hansson (born 1971) today active in his own company. Previous positions; CEO at Roxtec Group AB. Education; Fredrik Hansson has a B.Sc in Finance & Economics from UNA. Other assignments; Member of the Board in Roxtec, Nord Lock, Cale, Hedson and Wapro.

The proposal implies that the number of board members will be unchanged for the upcoming term and will consist of six board members in total.

The committee also proposes re-election of PwC with Authorized Public Accountant Fredrik Göransson for the year 2015.

The Nomination Committee for 2015, comprises chairman Jan Svensson (Investment AB Latour), Evert Carlsson (Swedbank Robur Fonder), Staffan Dahlström (private shareholding) and Urban Jansson (Chairman of the Board). The Nomination Committee represents 51 % of the total numbers of shares outstanding.

The HMS Networks AB Annual General Meeting will be held at 10.30 am on April 28, 2015 at the Company´s head office in Halmstad, Stationsgatan 37.

For more information please contact:
CFO and IR Manager HMS Networks AB Gunnar Högberg, telephone: +46-35 17 29 95
CEO HMS Networks AB Staffan Dahlström, telephone: +46-35 17 29 01

This information is such that HMS Networks AB (publ) is required to disclose in accordance with the Swedish Financial Instruments Trading Act and/or the Swedish Securities Market Act. The information was submitted for publication at 10.00 CET on January 23, 2015.

HMS Networks AB (publ) is a world-leading supplier of communication technology for industrial automation. Sales amounted to SEK 501 million in 2013. Over 90% of these sales were to customers located outside of Sweden. All development and the major portion of manufacturing are carried out at the head office in Halmstad and in Weingarten. Sales offices are located in Japan, China, Germany, Denmark, India, UK, USA, Italy and France. HMS has 350 employees and produces network interface cards and products to interconnect different networks under the trademark Anybus® and IXXAT® and products for Remote Management under the trademark Netbiter®. HMS is listed on NASDAQ-OMX Nordic Exchange in Stockholm in the category Mid Cap, Information Technology.

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