Wärtsilä's Annual General Meeting held on 8 March 2012 approved the financial statements and discharged the members of the Board of Directors and the company's President & CEO from liability for the financial year 2011. The Meeting approved the Board of Directors' proposal to pay a dividend of EUR 0.90 per share. The dividend was paid on 20 March 2012.
The Annual General Meeting decided that the Board of Directors shall have nine members. The following were elected to the Board: Ms Maarit Aarni-Sirviö, Mr Kaj-Gustaf Bergh, Mr Alexander Ehrnrooth, Mr Paul Ehrnrooth, Mr Lars Josefsson, Mr Mikael Lilius, Ms Gunilla Nordström, Mr Markus Rauramo and Mr Matti Vuoria.
The firm of public auditors KPMG Oy Ab was appointed as the company's auditor for the year 2012.
Authorisation to repurchase and distribute the Company's own shares
The Board of Directors was authorised to repurchase a maximum of 19,000,000 of the Company's own shares. The authorisation to repurchase the Company's own shares shall be valid until the close of the next Annual General Meeting, however no longer than for 18 months from the authorisation.
The Board of Directors was authorised to distribute a maximum of 19,000,000 of the Company's own shares. The authorisation for the Board of Directors to distribute the Company's own shares shall be valid for three years from the authorisation. The Board of Directors is authorised to resolve to whom and in which order the Company's own shares will be distributed. The Board of Directors is authorised to decide on the distribution of the Company's own shares other than in proportion to the existing pre-emptive right of the shareholders to purchase the Company's own shares.
Organisation of the Board of Directors
The Board of Directors of Wärtsilä Corporation elected Mikael Lilius as its chairman and Matti Vuoria as the deputy chairman. The Board decided to establish an Audit Committee, a Nomination Committee and a Remuneration Committee. The Board appointed from among its members the following members to the Committees:
Chairman Markus Rauramo, Maarit Aarni-Sirviö, Alexander Ehrnrooth, Lars Josefsson
Chairman Mikael Lilius, Kaj-Gustaf Bergh, Matti Vuoria
Chairman Mikael Lilius, Paul Ehrnrooth, Matti Vuoria