Articles of Association - Qliro Group AB (publ), reg.no. 556035-6940. Adopted by the Annual General Meeting on 23 May 2016.
N.B. This is an in-house translation of the authorised Swedish version of the Articles of Association and for convenience only.)
The Company’s name is Qliro Group AB (publ).
The board of directors shall have its registered office in Stockholm.
The primary purpose of the Company’s business shall be to generate profit for its shareholders.
The object of the Company’s business shall be to own and manage real property and movables, primarily through investments in businesses within the areas internet, online, e-commerce and retailing primarily with consumer brands and products as well as financing operations, with necessary licenses or authorisations from authorities where relevant. Furthermore, the object of the Company’s business shall be to conduct business operations compatible with the above mentioned businesses.
The Company shall have the right to guarantee or otherwise pledge security for obligations assumed by other companies within the group.
The Company’s share capital shall be not less than SEK 200,000,000 and not more than SEK 800,000,000.
The number of shares in the Company shall be not less than 100,000,000 and not more than 400,000,000.
Shares may be issued in two classes, ordinary shares and Class C shares. Ordinary shares may be issued up to a maximum amount of 400,000,000 and Class C shares up to a maximum amount of 400,000,000.
Class C shares do not entitle to dividends. Upon the Company’s liquidation, Class C shares carry an equivalent right to the Company’s assets as the other classes of shares, however not to an amount exceeding up to the quota value of the share, annualised as per day of distribution with an interest rate of STIBOR 1M with an additional 1 percentage point calculated from the day of payment of the subscription price. STIBOR 1M is set on the first business day of each calendar month.
Should the Company resolve on an issue of new ordinary and Class C shares, against other payment than contribution in kind, each holder of ordinary and Class C shares has preferential rights to subscribe for new shares of the same class in proportion to the number of old shares held by such holder (primary preferential rights). Shares not subscribed for with primary preferential rights shall be offered for subscription to all shareholders in the Company (subsidiary preferential rights). If the number of shares so offered is less than the number subscribed for with subsidiary preferential rights, the shares shall be distributed among the subscribers in proportion to the number of already shares held, or, to the extent that this is not possible, by lot.
Should the Company resolve on an issue of new shares solely of ordinary shares or Class C shares, against other payment than contribution in kind, all shareholders, irrespective of which class of shares held, are entitled to preferential rights to subscribe for new shares in proportion to the number of shares previously held.
The stipulations regarding preferential rights shall apply mutatis mutandis for new issues of warrants and convertible debt, and shall not infringe on the possibility to resolve on an issue in which the preferential rights of shareholders are waived.
If the share capital is increased by a bonus issue, where new shares are issued, new shares shall be issued in relation to the number of shares of the same classes already held. In such cases, old shares of a specific class shall entitle to new shares of the same class. Following a requisite amendment in the Articles of Association, the aforementioned stipulation shall not infringe on the possibility to issue shares of a new class by a bonus issue.
Reduction of the share capital, however not below the minimum share capital, may on request of holders of Class C shares or as resolved by the Company’s Board of Directors or General Meeting, be made by redemption of Class C shares. A request from a shareholder shall be made in writing to the Company’s Board of Directors and the Board of Directors shall promptly act on the matter. When a resolution on reduction has been passed, an amount corresponding to the reduction amount shall be transferred to the Company’s equity reserves, if the required funds are available.
The redemption payment per Class C share shall correspond to the quota value of the share annualised per day with an interest rate of STIBOR 1M with additional 1 percentage point calculated from the day of payment of the subscription price. STIBOR 1M shall be initially set on the day of payment of the subscription price.
Following notice of the redemption resolution, holders having requested redemption shall promptly receive payment for the share, or, if authorisation from the Swedish Companies Registration Office or a court is required, following notice that the final decision has been registered.
Class C shares held by the Company, may upon decision by the Board of Directors be reclassified into ordinary shares, provided that the Class C shares are held by the Company. Immediately thereafter, the Board of Directors shall report the reclassification to the Swedish Companies Registration Office (Sw. Bolagsverket) for registration. The reclassification is effected when it has been registered and the reclassification been noted in the Swedish Central Securities Depository.
The board shall consist of no less than three and no more than nine directors.
The Company shall as Auditor have no less than one and no more than three registered accounting firms. The Auditors term of office shall last until the end of the first Annual General Meeting which is held after the year the Auditor was appointed.
Notice of a general meeting of shareholders shall be published in the Official Swedish Gazette (Post- och Inrikes Tidningar) as well as on the company’s website. At the time of the notice, an announcement with information that the notice has been issued shall be published in Svenska Dagbladet.
To be entitled to participate in a general meeting, shareholders must be recorded in a print-out or another presentation of the complete share register relating to the circumstances as of five business days before the meeting, and give notice to the company no later than on the day stipulated in the notice of the meeting. This day may not be a Sunday, another public holiday, a Saturday, Midsummer’s Eve, Christmas Eve or New Year’s Eve, and may not fall before the fifth business day prior to the meeting.
A shareholder attending a general meeting may be accompanied by an assistant, however only where the shareholder has provided notification hereof in accordance with the foregoing paragraph.
The shareholder or nominee who on the record date is registered in the share register and in a central securities depository register pursuant to Chapter 4 of the Central Securities Depositaries and Financial Instruments Accounts Act (1998:1479) or any person who is registered in a central securities depository account pursuant to Chapter 4, Section 18 first paragraph 6-8 of the mentioned Act, shall be deemed to be authorised to exercise the rights set out in Chapter 4, Section 39 of the Companies Act (2005:551).
The Company’s financial year shall be the calendar year.