May 21, 2019
Stockholm, Sweden – 21 May 2019 – Oncopeptides AB (publ)’s (ONCO) Annual General Meeting 2019 was held today, at Tändstickspalatset in Stockholm. At the Annual General Meeting, the following principal resolutions were passed.
- The presented annual report was adopted and the members of the Board of Directors and the CEO were discharged from liability in respect of the financial year 2018.
- It was resolved to carry forward the result for the year in accordance with the Board of Directors’ proposal.
- The proposed remunerations to the Board of Directors, its committees and the Company’s auditor were approved.
- Per Wold-Olsen, Brian Stuglik, Jonas Brambeck, Cecilia Daun Wennborg, Jarl Ulf Jungnelius, Per Samuelsson and Jennifer Jackson were re-elected as board members. Per Wold-Olsen was also re-elected as Chairman of the Board of Directors.
- It was resolved to adopt the proposed guidelines for remuneration to the senior management.
- It was resolved, in accordance with the Board of Directors’ proposal, to introduce a long term incentive program for members of the senior management and key persons (including employees and consultants) in the Company (“Co-worker LTIP 2019”). The participants will be granted options which after three years will entitle to the acquisition of shares in the Company at a pre-determined exercise price corresponding to the volume weighted average price of the Company’s share for the five trading days preceding the granting date of each option. Each option entitles to the acquisition of one share in the Company and a total of not more than 2,200,000 options will be granted. It was further resolved, in accordance with the Board of Directors’ proposal, that Oncopeptides can enter into an equity swap agreement with a third party on terms in accordance with market practice, whereby the third party in its own name shall be entitled to acquire and transfer shares of Oncopeptides to the participants in order to ensure delivery of shares under Co-worker LTIP 2019.
- It was resolved, in accordance with the Nomination Committee’s proposal, to introduce a long term performance based incentive program for certain members of the Board of Directors (“Board LTIP 2019”). The program is share based and intended for main owner independent members of the Board of Directors. The program comprises a total of not more than 35,000 share awards and the number of share awards that shall be awarded to each participant shall correspond to a certain amount (SEK 1,350,000 to the Chairman and SEK 540,000 to each of the other main owner independent members of the Board of Directors) divided by the volume weighted average price of the Company’s share on Nasdaq Stockholm for the 10 trading days preceding the grant date. The share awards are subject to performance vesting based on the development of the price of the Company’s share over the period from the date of the grant up to the date of, whichever is earliest, (i) the annual general meeting 2022 or (ii) 1 June 2022. Each vested share award entitles the holder to receive one share in the Company without any compensation being payable provided that the holder is still a Board member of the Company at the relevant times of vesting. It was further resolved, in accordance with the Nomination Committee’s proposal, that Oncopeptides can enter into an equity swap agreement with a third party on terms in accordance with market practice, whereby the third party in its own name shall be entitled to acquire and transfer shares of Oncopeptides to the participants, to ensure delivery under Board LTIP 2019.
- It was resolved, in accordance with the Board of Directors’ proposal, to authorize the Board of Directors to, until the next Annual General Meeting, on one or more occasions, decide upon issuances of new shares, issuance of warrants and/or convertibles. New issues of shares and issues of warrants and/or convertibles may occur with or without preferential rights for shareholders of the Company and may be made either in cash and/or by way of set-off or contribution in kind or otherwise on terms. The purpose of the authorisation is to increase the financial flexibility of the company and the acting scope of the board of directors. Should the board of directors resolve on an issue with deviation from the shareholders' preferential rights, the reason for this must be to finance an acquisition of operations or, alternatively, to procure capital to finance project development. The number of shares issued under the authorisation, or the number of shares created in connection with exercise of warrants or conversion of convertibles, may not correspond to a dilution of more than 20 per cent of the total number of shares outstanding at the Annual General Meeting’s resolution on the proposed authorization, after full exercise of the authorization.
For further information, please contact:
Jakob Lindberg, CEO at Oncopeptides
Rein Piir, Head of Investor Relations at Oncopeptides
Oncopeptides is a pharmaceutical company developing drugs for the treatment of cancer. The company is focusing on the development of the lead product candidate melflufen, a novel peptide conjugated alkylator, belonging to a new class of drugs called Peptidase Enhanced Compounds (PEnC). Melflufen is in development as a new treatment for the hematological cancer multiple myeloma and is currently being tested in a global pivotal Phase 3 trial and in three additional supporting clinical trials. Oncopeptides’ headquarters is located in Stockholm, Sweden and the company is listed in the Mid Cap segment on Nasdaq Stockholm with the ticker ONCO.
The above information was released for public disclosure on 21 May, 2019 at 4.15 p.m. (CEST).