Notice to Annual General Meeting of shareholders in Zhoda Investments
Notification and right to participate
The right to participate at the general meeting vests in a person who is registered as a shareholder in the share register maintained by Euroclear Sweden AB regarding circumstances pertaining on 7 June 2018 and not later than 7 June 2018 notifies the Company of their intention to participate at the general meeting.
Notice of participation may be given by post to Zhoda Investments AB (publ), Hovslagargatan 5B, 111 48 Stockholm or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. The notification should state the name, personal ID or registration number, address, daytime telephone number and shareholding of the shareholder. Authorization documents such as power of attorney and registration certificates should, where appropriate, be submitted to the Company prior to the general meeting. Shareholders who wish to be accompanied by one or two assistants may give notice thereof within the time and in the manner applicable to shareholders. A power of attorney form will be made available on www.zhodainvestments.com.
Shareholders with nominee-registered shares must, in order to be entitled to participate at the general meeting, request that the nominee effects a temporary re-registration (voting right registration) of the shares in ample time prior to 7 June 2018.
1. Opening of the meeting
2. Election of chairman of the general meeting
3. Preparation and approval of the voting register
4. Election of one or two persons to attest the minutes
5. Determination of whether the general meeting has been duly convened
6. Approval of the agenda
7. Presentation of the annual report and auditor's report as well as consolidated financial statements and auditor's report for the group
8. Resolutions regarding
a. adoption of the income statement and balance sheet as well as the consolidated income statement and the consolidated balance sheet
b. allocation of the company's results in accordance with the adopted balance sheet
c. discharge from liability of the directors and CEO
9. Determination of the numbers of directors/alternate directors and auditors/alternate auditors
10. Determination of fees for the board of directors and the auditors
11. Information regarding appointments held in other companies by candidates for election to the Board of Directors, election of directors as well as auditor and alternate auditor
12. Closure of the general meeting Proposed resolutions
Item 8 b - Resolution on allocation of results
The board proposes that no dividend is paid for the financial year.
Item 9-11 - Election of members of the board of directors, chairman of the board and auditor as well as fees
Shareholders representing approximately 50 per cent of the capital propose that the board shall consist of four ordinary members. The shareholders also propose re-election of the board members Björn Lindström, Peter Geijerman, Zenon Potoczny and Katre Saard. Simon Escott has declined re- election. It is further proposed that Björn Lindström is re-appointed as chairman of the board.
It is proposed that the company shall have one auditor and no alternate auditor and that the authorized auditing firm Ernst & Young AB shall be re-elected.
It is proposed that the general meeting resolves that board fees be paid to the chairman in the amount of SEK 100,000 (unchanged compared to previous year) and SEK 50,000 (unchanged compared to previous year) to each of the other directors with the exception of Zenon Potoczny who is employed in the group. Fees will thus total SEK 200 000. It is proposed that the auditors are paid in accordance with approved invoices.
The annual report was published on 4 May 2018. The board's complete proposed resolutions and other documents for the annual general meeting will be made available in accordance with the framework in the Swedish Companies Act at the Company's office (addresses above) and will be sent free-of-charge to shareholders who so request and provide their mailing address. The documents will also be made available no later than three weeks before the general meeting on the Company's website (www.zhodainvestments.com). The documents will also be available at the general meeting.
The Company currently has 130,628,729 shares registered with the Swedish Companies Registration Office (Sw. Bolagsverket), of which 5,333,300 are shares of series A (10 votes/share) and 125,295,429 are shares of series B (1 vote/share). The number of voting rights amount to 178,628,429.
If requested by a shareholder and provided that the board deems that it can take place without causing material damage to the company, the board and the CEO shall provide information about circumstances that may affect the assessment of an item on the agenda, circumstances that may affect the assessment of the company's or its subsidiaries' financial situation, and the company's relationship with another company within the Group.
Stockholm, May 2018
Zhoda Investments AB (publ)
The Board of Directors
This is an English translation of the Swedish original. In case of discrepancies, the Swedish original shall prevail.
Stockholm, 16 May 2018
About Zhoda Investments
Zhoda Investments invests in selected unlisted European ventures and drives growth and profitability through active ownership and an entrepreneurial approach. Zhoda owns an organic winery in Dalmatia with a 47-hectare state of the art vineyard producing red wine from the local Babic grape. Zhoda has also acquired a winery on the Dalmatian island of Korcula that produces white premium wines from the indigenous Posip grape. The group also holds a 45 per cent interest in the Lelyaki oil field in Ukraine with 2P proven and probable oil reserves of 8 million barrels net to the company. Zhoda Investments is actively pursuing new investments. The company's shares are traded on Pareto Securities OTC. For more information, visit www.zhodainvestments.com.
Zhoda Investments ("Zhoda") lämnar en operativ och finansiell uppdatering för 2018 avseende oljeverksamheten i Poltava Ukraina. Bolaget har under året haft en stabil oljeproduktion och all olja producerad under året har sålts mot förskottsbetalning.
Zhoda Investments ("Zhoda") announces an operational and financial update for 2018 on the oil operations near Poltava, Ukraine. The company has maintained a stable oil production and all of the oil produced during the year was sold on prepayment.
Zhoda Investments ("Zhoda") lämnar en operativ uppdatering avseende vinverksamheten i Testament Winery som producerar främst röda premiumviner på den dalmatinska kusten. Under 2018 tog bolaget flera stora steg mot visionen att bli Dalmatiens ledande producent av premiumviner. Bolaget lanserade det nya varumärket Testament, implementerade en ny säljstrategi och nådde en rekordskörd med en produktion på över tre hundra tusen flaskor ekologiska viner på lokala druvor.
Zhoda Investments ("Zhoda") announces an operational update on the wine operations in Testament Winery, a producer of primarily red premium wine on the coast of Dalmatia. During 2018 the company took several steps towards achieving the vision of becoming Dalmatia's leading producer of premium wines. The company launched the Testament brand, implemented a new sales strategy and reached a record harvest with a production of over 300,000 bottles of organic wines made from indigenous grapes.
Zhoda Investments ("Zhoda") lämnar en operativ och finansiell uppdatering avseende oljeverksamheten i Poltava Ukraina. Under årets första tio månader har Zhodas 45 procentiga andel av fältets produktion uppgått till 81 000 fat olja. Denna olja har genom den nya säljkanalen sålts mot förskottsbetalning. Detta har möjliggjort för oljefältsoperatören att nå två prioriterade finansiella målsättningar för 2018, det vill säga att reglera historiska rörelseskulder och återuppta utbetalning av utdelningar till Zhoda.
Operational and financial update from the oil operations Zhoda Investments ("Zhoda") announces an operational and financial update on the oil operations near Poltava, Ukraine. During the first 10 months of the year, Zhoda's 45 per cent interest in the field production amounted to 81,000 barrels. This oil has been sold against prepayment through the newly established sales channel. This has enabled the oil field operator to reach two prioritized objectives for 2018, that is settlement of historical operational debt and resumed dividend payments to Zhoda.
Tidigare i våras stärkte Zhoda Investments sin position på den kroatiska vinmarknaden genom ett kompletteringsförvärv för vita premiumviner på den dalmatinska ön Korcula. Bolaget har sedan dess tagit stora steg under en relativt kort tid och kan därför framställa cirka 40 000 flaskor av vin från druvan posip från årets skörd.
In spring this year, Zhoda Investments strengthened its position on the Croatian wine market by making an add-on acquisition for premium white wine on the Dalmatian island of Korcula. The company has made significant progress in a short period of time and has started producing approximately 40,000 bottles of Posip wine from the 2018 harvest.
Zhoda Investments portföljbolag Testament Winery, en producent av ekologiska viner på Dalmatiens kust i Kroatien, har framgångsrikt slutfört en rekordskörd av vitvinsdruvan posip.
Zhoda Investments' portfolio company Testament Winery, an organic wine producer located on the Dalmatian cost of Croatia, has successfully completed a record harvest of the Posip grape used to produce white wines.
BQ Broker startar handel i Zhoda Investments aktie B.
Zhoda Investments har slutit avtal med beQuoted om handel i bolagets B-aktie på OTC-listan. Första dag för handel blir den 3 september 2018.
Zhoda Investments has entered into an agreement with beQuoted regarding trade in the company's B share on the OTC list. First day of trade will be 3 September 2018.
Vinerna Testament Babic och Testament Posip från Zhoda Investments vingård i Dalmatien finns nu tillgängliga för bolagets aktieägare och den svenska marknaden via Systembolagets beställningssortiment. Vinerna säljs i över 100 restauranger i Kroatien och nu kan även den svenska marknaden ta del av dessa ekologiska viner framställda av Dalmatiens ledande vinmakare.
The Testament Babic and Testament Posip wines from Zhoda Investments' winery in Dalmatia are now available for the company's shareholders and the Swedish market through Systembolaget. Over 100 restaurants in Croatia sell these wines made by Dalmatia's leading winemakers and they have now been made available to the Swedish market.
Vid årsstämma i Zhoda Investments AB fattade aktieägarna i huvudsak följande beslut.
The shareholders of Zhoda Investments AB passed the following main resolutions at the Annual General Meeting.