Eksportfinans’ annual general meeting for 2019 took place on Thursday March 7, 2019.
All proposed issues at the meeting were resolved including, but not limited to, the approval of the annual financial report for 2018 along with the board of directors’ proposal not to pay dividends for the fiscal year 2018. The annual report is available from the right coloumn.
The annual general meeting approved the proposed amendment to paragraph 5 of the company’s articles of association. With effect from today, the articles require the board to have a minimum of five board members. The amended articles of association are available from the right coloumn.
The annual general meeting also reelected the board of directors with the exception of board member Christian Berg, who had declined renomination to the board after having served as a board member since 2011, and as vice chairperson since 2014. Thomas Falck was elected as new board member. He is currently working as a professional board member and as an investor in technology based growth companies. He is also the former CEO of Q Free ASA and Visma Marine ASA.
In addition, the employees have elected two new representatives to the board. Ole Anders Næss has been elected as a new board member and Siri Brustad as a new observer to the board. Please click on the link in the right column for a full overview of the elected officers.
Facts about Eksportfinans ASA
Eksportfinans manages a portfolio of loans to the Norwegian export industry and foreign buyers of Norwegian capital goods. The company has not granted new loans since the government established a fully state owned entity responsible for new officially supported export loans in 2012. Eksportfinans’ loans are guaranteed by GIEK (The Norwegian Export Credit Guarantee Agency) and/or banks. The company also manages a portfolio of international securities. The business is funded through bonds and commercial paper issued in the international capital markets. Eksportfinans was established in 1962 and is owned by banks operating in Norway and the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries on behalf of the Norwegian government.