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Notice of Annual General Meeting of Saab AB

The shareholders of Saab Aktiebolag (Reg. No. 556036-0793) are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting in Saab’s hangar, Åkerbogatan 10, Linköping, Sweden on Wednesday, 6 April 2022 at 16.00 (CEST).

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Admission and registration will commence at 14.30 (CEST). An air show with Gripen is planned to take place about 15.00 (CEST).

The shareholders will also have the opportunity to exercise their voting rights by postal voting prior to the Meeting.

The Board of Directors has decided that it will be possible to follow the Annual General Meeting via webcast on the company’s website www.saab.com/agm (however, without the opportunity to vote or ask questions.)

The Annual General Meeting will be conducted in Swedish.

RIGHT TO PARTICIPATE AND NOTIFICATION

Participation at the meeting venue

Shareholders who wish to attend the meeting venue in person or by proxy must:

  • be recorded in the share register issued by Euroclear Sweden AB as of 29 March 2022; and
  • give notice of their participation no later than 31 March 2022
    • by telephone +46 13 18 20 55 (weekdays 09:00–16:00 (CET/CEST)),
    • by post to Saab AB, c/o Euroclear Sweden AB, P.O Box 191, SE‑101 23 Stockholm, Sweden,
    • by email to GeneralMeetingService@euroclear.com, or
    • via the company’s website www.saab.com/agm.

Notification must include name, personal- or corporate identification number, address and telephone number, and the number of any assistants (not more than two). If the shareholder is represented by proxy, a written and dated power of attorney signed by the shareholder shall be issued for the proxy. If the power of attorney has been issued by a legal entity, registration certificate or equivalent authorization document must be enclosed. In order to facilitate the registration at the Meeting, the power of attorney, registration certificate and other authorization documents, shall be received by the company at the address stated above well in advance of the Meeting and no later than 4 April 2022. Proxy forms are available on the company’s website www.saab.com/agm.

Postal voting

Shareholders who wish to participate in the Annual General Meeting by postal voting must

  • be recorded in the share register issued by Euroclear Sweden AB as of 29 March 2022; and
  • no later than 31 March 2022 give notice of their participation by submitting their postal votes in accordance with the instructions below so that the postal vote is received by Euroclear Sweden AB no later than that day.

A shareholder who wishes to attend the meeting venue in person or by proxy, must give notice in accordance with the instructions stated above. Hence, a notice of participation only through postal voting is not sufficient for a shareholder who wishes to attend the meeting venue.

A special form shall be used for postal voting. The form is available at the company’s website www.saab.com/agm.The completed and signed form may be sent by post to Saab AB, c/o Euroclear Sweden AB, P.O. Box 191, SE-101 23 Stockholm, Sweden, or by email to GeneralMeetingService@euroclear.com. Shareholders may also submit their postal votes electronically through verification with BankID via Euroclear Sweden AB’s website https://anmalan.vpc.se/EuroclearProxy/. The postal vote must be received by Saab c/o Euroclear Sweden AB no later than 31 March 2022.

The shareholder may not provide specific instructions or conditions to the postal vote. If so, the vote (i.e. the postal vote in its entirety) is invalid. Further instructions and conditions are included in the form for postal voting.

If the shareholder submits its postal vote by proxy, a written and dated power of attorney signed by the shareholder shall be enclosed with the form. If the shareholder is a legal entity, a registration certificate or other supporting document shall also be enclosed with the form. Proxy forms are available on the company’s website www.saab.com/agm.

NOMINEE REGISTERED SHARES

In order to be entitled to participate in the Annual General Meeting, a shareholder whose shares are registered in the name of a nominee must, in addition to giving notice of participation, register its shares in its own name so that the shareholder is listed in the presentation of the share register as of 29 March 2022. Such re-registration may be temporary (so-called voting rights registration), and request for such voting rights registration shall be made to the nominee, in accordance with the nominee’s routines, at such a time in advance as decided by the nominee. Voting rights registrations that have been made by the nominee no later than 31 March 2022 will be taken into account in the presentation of the share register.

AGENDA

  1. Election of Chairman of the Meeting
  1. Approval of the Voting list
  1. Approval of the Agenda
  1. Election of persons to verify the Minutes
  1. Question as to whether the Meeting has been duly convened
  1. Presentation of the Annual Report and the Auditor’s report, the Consolidated Annual Report and the Consolidated Auditor’s report as well as the Auditor’s statement regarding whether the guidelines for remuneration to senior executives have been complied with
  1. Speech by the CEO
  1. Resolutions on
  1. Approval of the parent company’s Income Statement and Balance Sheet, and the Consolidated Income Statement and Balance Sheet
  2. Allocations of profit according to the approved Balance Sheet and record date for dividend
  3. Discharge from liability for the Board Members and the CEO
  1. Determination of the number of Board Members and deputy Board Members, and the number of Auditors and deputy Auditors
  1. Determination of fees for the Board and the Auditor
  1. Election of Board Members and deputy Board Members
    1. New election of Lena Erixon
    2. Re-election of Henrik Henriksson
    3. Re-election of Micael Johansson
    4. Re-election of Danica Kragic Jensfelt
    5. Re-election of Sara Mazur
    6. Re-election of Johan Menckel
    7. Re-election of Daniel Nodhäll
    8. Re-election of Bert Nordberg
    9. Re-election of Erika Söderberg Johnson
    10. Re-election of Marcus Wallenberg
    11. Re-election of Joakim Westh
    12. Re-election of Marcus Wallenberg as Chairman of the Board
  1. Election of Auditors and deputy Auditors
  1. Resolution on approval of the remuneration report
  1. Resolution on the Board’s proposal on a Long-term Incentive Program 2023 and acquisition and transfer of own shares
    1. Implementation of LTI 2023 – Share Matching Plan 2023, Performance Share Plan 2023 and Special Projects Incentive 2023
    2. Authorization for the Board of Directors to resolve on acquisitions of shares and resolution on transfers of own shares to the participants in LTI 2023
    3. Equity swap agreement with third party
  1. Resolution on the Board’s proposal on acquisition and transfer of own shares
  1. Authorization for the Board of Directors to resolve on acquisition of own shares
  2. Authorization for the Board of Directors to resolve on transfer of own shares in connection with acquisitions of companies
  3. Transfer of own shares to cover costs as a result of previous years’ implementation of incentive programs
  1. Closing of the Annual General Meeting

PROPOSED RESOLUTIONS:

THE NOMINATION COMMITTEE’S PROPOSAL FOR CHAIRMAN OF THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING (item 1)

The Nomination Committee consists of Petra Hedengran, Investor AB (Chairman), Peter Wallenberg Jr, Wallenberg Investments AB, Ossian Ekdahl, Första AP-Fonden, Anders Algotsson, AFA Försäkring, and Marcus Wallenberg, Chairman of the Board of Saab AB.

The Nomination Committee proposes Advokat Eva Hägg, member of the Swedish Bar Association, as Chairman of the Annual General Meeting.

THE BOARD’S PROPOSAL FOR DIVIDEND AND RECORD DATE (item 8 b)

The Board proposes a dividend of SEK 4.90 per share. Friday, 8 April 2022 is proposed as record date. Provided the General Meeting resolves according to this proposal, payment of the dividend is expected to be made from Euroclear Sweden AB on Wednesday, 13 April 2022.

THE NOMINATION COMMITTEE’S PROPOSALS FOR BOARD OF DIRECTORS, AUDITOR AND FEES (item 9-12)

Number of Board Members and deputy Board Members, and number of Auditors and deputy Auditors (item 9)

The Nomination Committee proposes eleven Board Members and no deputy Board Members.

The Nomination Committee proposes that one registered audit firm shall be appointed as Auditor, with no deputy.

Fees for the Board and the Auditor (item 10)

The Nomination Committee proposes an increase of the Board fees to SEK 2,065,000 (1,975,000) to the Chairman, to SEK 755,000 (725,000) to the Deputy Chairman and to SEK 675,000 (645,000) to each of the other Board Members elected by the General Meeting and not employed by the Company.

Further, the Nomination Committee proposes an increase of compensation for work in the Audit Committee to SEK 285,000 (275,000) to the Chairman of the Audit Committee and SEK 185,000 (175,000) to each of the other Audit Committee Members. In respect of compensation for work in the Remuneration Committee, an increase to SEK 160,000 (155,000) to the Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and SEK 100,000 (95,000) to each of the other Remuneration Committee Members is proposed.

The Nomination Committee proposes that auditor’s fees shall be paid according to approved invoice.

Election of Board Members, deputy Board Members and Chairman of the Board (item 11)

The Nomination Committee proposes re-election of the following Board Members: Henrik Henriksson, Micael Johansson, Danica Kragic Jensfelt, Sara Mazur, Johan Menckel, Daniel Nodhäll, Bert Nordberg, Erika Söderberg Johnson, Marcus Wallenberg and Joakim Westh.

The Nomination Committee proposes new election of Lena Erixon. Cecilia Stegö Chilò has declined re-election.

Lena Erixon has previously been Director General for both the Swedish Transport Administration and the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration. She has also held a number of senior positions within the Swedish Road Administration and the Transport Administration, and within municipal administration. Lena Erixon is Chairman of the Board for collaboration within the railway sector. She has also held a number of national and international board assignments, such as Chairman of the Swedish Employment Service and the European Defence Agency. Lena Erixon has a degree in Public administration, Stockholm University, and she is born 1960.

The Nomination Committee also proposes re-election of Marcus Wallenberg as Chairman of the Board of Saab AB.

Election of Auditors and deputy Auditors (item 12)

The Nomination Committee proposes, in accordance with the recommendation from the Audit Committee, that the registered audit firm PricewaterhouseCoopers AB is elected as auditor for the period until the end of the Annual General Meeting 2023 (re-election).

THE BOARD’S PROPOSAL FOR APPROVAL OF THE REMUNERATION REPORT (item 13)

The Board of Directors proposes that the Annual General Meeting resolves to approve the Board of Directors’ report on remuneration pursuant to Chapter 8, Section 53 a of the Swedish Companies Act for the financial year 2021.

THE BOARD’S PROPOSAL ON A LONG-TERM INCENTIVE PROGRAM 2023 AND ACQUISITION AND TRANSFER OF OWN SHARES (item 14)

Background and reasons for the proposal

The Shareholders’ Meeting of Saab AB (“Saab” or the “Company”) has, for a number of years, resolved on a Long-term Incentive Program (“LTI”) consisting of three parts, a Share Matching Plan, a Performance Share Plan and a Special Projects Incentive.

The Board of Directors finds it important and in all shareholders’ interest that employees of the Saab Group have a long-term interest in a positive development of the share in the Company. Accordingly, the Board of Directors has also implemented a policy with a requirement of certain shareholdings for senior executives. Moreover, Saab’s current order backlog includes certain special projects and the execution of these projects is still very important. Meeting this requires both that Saab can retain the best competencies and their loyalty, and that the Company’s management and other key employees continue to deliver results and performance at a very high level. In light of this, the Board of Directors proposes to the Annual General Meeting the below long-term incentive program for employees (“LTI 2023”). As the proposal to the latest Annual General Meeting, this proposal also consists of three parts: a Share Matching Plan 2023; a Performance Share Plan 2023; and a Special Projects Incentive 2023. LTI 2023 is proposed to comprise a maximum of 1,730,000[1] shares of series B in Saab and to have corresponding terms and conditions as the Long-Term Incentive program adopted by the Annual General Meeting 2021, except for the Performance Share Plan 2023. The Board of Directors proposes a complementing performance target in the Performance Share Plan 2023, in line with the Company’s objective to reduce its climate impact. Saab has joined the United Nations Climate Change Race to Zero campaign and commits to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The proposed performance target refers to CO2 reduction, i.e. reduction of greenhouse gas, and the target will have a weight of 10 percent. Consequently, the financial performance target free cash flow will have a decreased weight from 40 to 30 percent.

LTI 2023 enables present and future employees to become shareholders in Saab and includes a requirement of own investment in shares in Saab. The purpose of the LTI 2023 is to stimulate employees to continued long-term commitment and continued good performance as well as to increase the Saab Group’s attractiveness as an employer. In view of this, LTI 2023 is considered to have a positive effect on Saab’s future development and thus be of advantage to both the shareholders and the employees in the Saab Group.

It is the intention of the Board of Directors to propose long-term incentive programs also to future Annual General Meetings.

Costs, dilution and effects on key figures

The total effect on the income statement is estimated to approximately MSEK 535 unevenly distributed over the years 2023–2027. The costs should be compared with the Saab Group’s total remuneration costs in 2021, including social security costs, amounting to approximately MSEK 13,400.

The calculations are based on assumptions that all available shares in the LTI 2023 will be utilized and a share price of SEK 240. The costs are dependent on the future development of the Company’s share price.

Effects on the income statement and the cash flow

Compensation costs, corresponding to the value of shares transferred to employees, is estimated to approximately MSEK 415. The compensation costs are distributed over the years 2023–2027.

Social security costs, as a result of transfer of shares to employees at an assumed share price at SEK 240, are estimated to amount to approximately MSEK 120. The social security costs are distributed over the years 2023–2027.

The expenditure for acquiring own shares affecting the cash flow is estimated to a maximum of MSEK 415 at an assumed share price of SEK 240 and a maximum of 1,730,000 shares.

Dilution and effects on key figures

The Company has approximately 136 million issued shares. As per 31 December 2021, the Company held 4,035,669 own shares of series B. In order to implement the LTI 2023, a total of 1,730,000 shares of series B are required, corresponding to approximately 1.27 percent of the total number of issued shares.

As calculated as per 31 December 2021, the number of shares to be transferred to employees within the scope of all ongoing long-term incentive programs amounts to approximately 2,473,000 shares (excluding LTI 2022 which started in January 2022), corresponding to approximately 1.82 percent of the total number of issued shares. LTI 2022 comprises 1,370,000 shares, corresponding to approximately 1.01 percent of the total number of issued shares, and are not included in the above calculation as it was launched in January 2022.

All 1,730,000 shares of series B required for the LTI 2023 may be transferred to employees free of consideration and could cause a dilutive effect of approximately 1.27 percent on earnings per share.

Hedge

As the main alternative, the Board of Directors proposes that the Annual General Meeting resolves to authorize the Board of Directors to resolve on acquisitions of own shares of series B on Nasdaq Stockholm, which subsequently may be transferred to the participants in Saab’s long-term Share Matching Plan, Performance Share Plan and Special Projects Incentive. Furthermore, the Board of Directors proposes that the Shareholders’ Meeting resolves on transfer of own shares of series B, free of consideration, to the participants of LTI 2023. The detailed terms and conditions for the Board of Directors’ main alternative are presented below.

In the event that the required majority under item 14 b) below is not reached, the Board of Directors proposes that Saab should be able to enter into an equity swap agreement with a third party, in accordance with item 14 c) below.

Preparation of the proposals

The LTI 2023 have been prepared by the Remuneration Committee and in consultation with the Board of Directors. The proposals have been adopted by the Board of Directors.

The Board of Directors’ proposals

The Board of Directors’ proposals for the resolutions below entail that the Annual General Meeting resolves a) to implement LTI 2023, b) to authorize the Board of Directors to resolve on acquisitions of own shares on Nasdaq Stockholm and that acquired shares may be transferred, free of consideration, to the participants in LTI 2023, or, in the event that the required majority under b) is not reached, c) that Saab shall be entitled to enter into an equity swap agreement with a third party.

14 a) Implementation of LTI 2023

LTI 2023 comprises three parts, Share Matching Plan 2023, Performance Share Plan

2023 and Special Projects Incentive 2023. Participation in LTI 2023 requires own investment in shares in Saab. Investment made under the Performance Share Plan 2023 counts also as a basis for participation in the Share Matching Plan 2023, however, only up to an amount of maximum 5 percent of the cash base salary.

Share Matching Plan 2023

The Board of Directors proposes that the Annual General Meeting resolves on a long-term Share Matching Plan 2023 comprising a maximum of 1,200,000 shares of series B in Saab, according to the principal guidelines below.

  1. All permanent employees within the Saab Group, including employees who are covered by Performance Share Plan 2023 and/or Special Projects Incentive 2023, with the exception of what is mentioned in item 3 below, will be offered to participate in the Share Matching Plan 2023.
  1. Employees who participate in the Share Matching Plan 2023 can during a twelve-month period save up to a maximum of 5 percent of the cash base salary for the purchase of shares of series B on Nasdaq Stockholm. If the purchased shares are retained by the employee for three years from the date of investment and employment within the Saab Group has not been terminated during the entire three-year period, the employee will be allocated by the Saab Group the corresponding number of shares of series B free of consideration. The Board of Directors may grant limited exemptions from the requirement of employment during the full three-year period.
  1. Participation in the Share Matching Plan 2023 presupposes that such participation is legally possible as well as possible with reasonable administrative cost and financial efforts according to the assessment of the Company. The Board of Directors shall be entitled to implement an alternative incentive solution for employees in such countries where participation in Share Matching Plan 2023 is not advisable. Such alternative incentive solution shall, as far as practically possible, correspond to the terms for the Share Matching Plan 2023.

Performance Share Plan 2023

The Board of Directors proposes that the Annual General Meeting resolves on a long-term Performance Share Plan 2023 for a number of key employees, comprising a maximum of 300,000 shares of series B in Saab. The principal guidelines of the proposal are set out below.

  1. Up to 200 key employees, including the CEO, with the exception of what is mentioned in item 4 below, will be offered to participate in the Performance Share Plan 2023.
  1. Employees who participate in the Performance Share Plan 2023 can during a twelve-month period save up to a maximum of 7.5 percent of the cash base salary to purchase shares of series B on Nasdaq Stockholm. If the purchased shares are retained by the employee for three years from the date of investment and employment within the Saab Group has not been terminated during the entire three-year period, the employee will be entitled to matching of performance shares, free of consideration, as set out below. The Board of Directors may grant limited exemptions from the requirement of employment during the full three-year period.

Group 1 Up to 167 employees in Management Teams, certain specialists and Project Managers may be entitled to a performance match of up to two shares for each purchased share.

Group 2 Up to 20 Senior Managers may be entitled to a performance match of up to four shares for each purchased share.

Group 3 Members of the Group Management (currently 12) may be entitled to a performance match of up to five shares for each purchased share.

Group 4  The CEO may be entitled to a performance match of up to seven shares for each purchased share.

  1. The number of performance shares is linked to the performance targets established by the Board of Directors. The conditions for the performance matching are based on four independent targets: organic sales growth[2], EBIT margin[3], free cash flow[4] and CO2 reduction[5]. The relative apportionment between the targets is:
  • up to 30 percent of the maximum allotment is attributable to organic sales growth during the financial year 2023;
  • up to 30 percent of the maximum allotment is attributable to EBIT margin during the financial year 2023;
  • up to 30 percent of the maximum allotment is attributable to free cash flow during the financial year 2023; and
  • up to 10 percent of the maximum allotment is attributable to CO2 reduction during the financial year 2023.

The three financial performance targets (i.e. organic sales growth, EBIT margin and free cash flow) will be established by the Board of Directors with a minimum level and a maximum level for each performance target. Minimum and maximum levels for each financial performance target are not provided due to stock market and competition reasons. The performance target for CO2 reduction refers to greenhouse gas reductions within the following areas: (i) Scope 1 and (ii) Scope 2, in accordance with the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol. The threshold for generating performance matching in relation to the CO2 reduction target, will be a reduction level of at least -4.2 percent, in line with the Science Based Target initiative (SBTi) that Saab has committed to.

The Board of Directors will resolve on the outcome of the performance matching after the end of the one-year performance measuring period, i.e. the financial year 2023. Information about the performance targets will be provided in the annual report for the financial year 2023. If the respective maximum levels for the financial performance targets are reached or exceeded and the threshold for the CO2 reduction is met or exceeded, the performance matching will amount to (but not exceed) the maximum number of 300,000 shares. If the respective outcomes in relation to the financial performance targets falls short of the maximum level but exceeds the minimum levels, a linear proportioned performance matching will occur for each such target. No performance matching regarding the respective financial performance targets will occur if the respective outcomes amount to or falls short of the minimum levels. No performance matching for the CO2 reduction target will occur if the threshold is not met. Performance shares are allotted three years after the investment under item 2 above, i.e. normally during 2026 and in February 2027.

  1. Participation in the Performance Share Plan 2023 presupposes that such participation is legally possible as well as possible with reasonable administrative cost and financial efforts according to the assessment of the Company. The Board of Directors shall be entitled to implement an alternative incentive solution for employees in such countries where participation in Performance Share Plan 2023 is not advisable. Such alternative incentive solution shall, as far as practically possible, correspond to the terms for the Performance Share Plan 2023.
  1. Before the performance matching is finally determined, the Board of Directors shall verify whether the performance matching is reasonable considering the Company’s financial results and position, conditions on the stock market and other circumstances. If the Board of Directors considers otherwise, it shall reduce the number of performance shares to be matched to the lower number of shares deemed appropriate by the Board of Directors.

Special Projects Incentive 2023

The Board of Directors proposes that the Annual General Meeting resolves on a long-term Special Projects Incentive 2023 for a number of key employees, comprising a maximum of 230,000 shares of series B in Saab. The Special Projects Incentive 2023 constitutes a complement to the Performance Share Plan 2023. The principal guidelines of the proposal are set out below.

  1. Up to 100 key employees, including the CEO, with the exception of what is mentioned in item 5 below, will be offered to participate in the Special Projects Incentive 2023.
  1. Participation in the Special Projects Incentive 2023 presupposes savings under the Performance Share Plan 2023 or under the Share Matching Plan 2023 for purchasing shares of series B. For the CEO and for members of the Group Management, allotment of performance shares requires saving by an amount equivalent to 7.5 percent of the cash base salary under the Performance Share Plan 2023 (i.e. maximum saving). For selected Heads of Business Unit and other specially selected key employees, allotment of performance shares requires participation in the Performance Share Plan 2023, or (if the individual is not covered by the Performance Share Plan 2023), participation in the Share Matching Plan 2023. Participants in the Special Projects Incentive 2023 will be entitled to allotment of performance shares, free of consideration, as set out below.

Group A    Under the Special Projects Incentive 2023, the CEO may be entitled to allotment of performance shares corresponding to up to 52.5 percent of the cash base salary for the financial year 2023. The total value of allotted performance shares under the Performance Share Plan 2023 and the Special Projects Incentive 2023 may not exceed 75 percent of the cash base salary for the financial year 2023. If the total potential outcome of the Performance Share Plan 2023 and the Special Projects Incentive 2023 exceeds 75 percent, performance matching of the actual outcome shall be made in accordance with the Performance Share Plan 2023 and allotment of performance shares in the Special Projects Incentive 2023 shall be reduced so that the total outcome does not exceed 75 percent.

Group B    Under the Special Projects Incentive 2023, members of the Group Management (currently 12) may be entitled to allotment of performance shares corresponding to up to 37.5 percent of the cash base salary for the financial year 2023. The total value of allotted performance shares under the Performance Share Plan 2023 and the Special Projects Incentive 2023 may not exceed 60 percent of the cash base salary for the financial year 2023. If the total potential outcome of the Performance Share Plan 2023 and the Special Projects Incentive 2023 exceeds 60 percent, performance matching of the actual outcome shall be made in accordance with the Performance Share Plan 2023 and allotment of performance shares in the Special Projects Incentive 2023 shall be reduced so that the total outcome does not exceed 60 percent.

Group C    Under the Special Projects Incentive 2023, up to 87 selected Heads of Business Unit and other specially selected key employees may be entitled to allotment of performance shares corresponding to up to 15 percent of the cash base salary for the financial year 2023.

  1. The conditions for allotment of performance shares are based on the achievement of ten equally weighted performance targets, consisting of operational targets and milestones in special projects within Saab’s product areas Gripen, airborne radar systems (AEW&C), submarines, missiles, combat management systems and advanced pilot training systems. The specified performance targets are not provided due to stock market and competition reasons and are instead decided by the Board of Directors. The performance targets may be related to e.g. product design review, customer design review, partial deliveries or system implementation. Each performance target represents 10 percent of the total performance targets. The performance measuring period is the financial year 2023. All participants will be allotted performance shares based on the achievement of the same performance targets.
  1. The Board of Directors will resolve on whether or not the performance targets have been met and on the allotment of performance shares after the end of the one-year performance measuring period, i.e. the financial year 2023. The Board of Directors will assess at that time whether the limitation of maximum allotment in accordance with item 2 above becomes applicable. Information about the performance targets will be provided in the annual report for the financial year 2023. Allotment of performance shares and assessment regarding the limitation of maximum allotment in accordance with item 2 above will, in respect of the performance shares to be allotted under Special Projects Incentive 2023, be based on the volume-weighted average price for the Saab share during the ten trading days immediately following the day for the announcement of the year-end report for 2023. If all performance targets in the Special Projects Incentive 2023 are met, up to 230,000 performance shares may be allotted, however with potential reduction in accordance with item 2 above. If not all but at least one performance target is met, a proportional allotment of performance shares will be made in relation to the number of reached performance targets, however with potential reduction in accordance with item 2 above. Performance shares in the Special Projects Incentive 2023 will be delivered in February 2026. Delivery of performance shares is conditional on that the employment within the Saab Group has not been terminated during the period up until delivery in February 2026, and that the employee is still participating in the Performance Share Plan 2023 or the Share Matching Plan 2023. The Board of Directors may grant limited exemptions from the requirement of employment during the abovementioned period.
  1. Participation in the Special Projects Incentive 2023 presupposes that such participation is legally possible as well as possible with reasonable administrative cost and financial efforts according to the assessment of the Company. The Board of Directors shall be entitled to implement an alternative incentive solution for employees in such countries where participation in Special Projects Incentive 2023 is not advisable. Such alternative incentive solution shall, as far as practically possible, correspond to the terms for the Special Projects Incentive 2023.
  1. Before the allotment of performance shares is finally determined, the Board of Directors shall verify whether the allotment is reasonable considering the Company’s financial results and position, conditions on the stock market and other circumstances. If the Board of Directors considers otherwise, it shall reduce the number of performance shares to be allocated to the lower number of shares deemed appropriate by the Board of Directors.

14 b)   Authorization for the Board of Directors to resolve on acquisitions of shares and resolution on transfers of own shares to the participants in LTI 2023

Authorization for the Board of Directors to resolve on acquisitions of shares of series B in Saab on Nasdaq Stockholm

The Board of Directors proposes that the Annual General Meeting authorizes the Board of Directors to resolve on acquisitions of own shares of series B in Saab on Nasdaq Stockholm in accordance with the following conditions.

  • Acquisitions of shares of series B in Saab may only be effected on Nasdaq Stockholm.
  • A maximum of 1,730,000 shares of series B in Saab may be acquired to secure delivery of shares to participants in Saab’s long-term Share Matching Plan, Performance Share Plan and Special Projects Incentive.
  • Acquisitions of shares of series B in Saab on Nasdaq Stockholm may only be made at a price within the price range (spread) on Nasdaq Stockholm applicable from time to time, meaning the spread between the highest purchase price and the lowest selling price prevailing and disseminated by Nasdaq Stockholm from time to time.
  • The authorization may be utilised on one or several occasions, however, only until the Annual General Meeting 2023.

Resolution on transfers of acquired own shares of series B to participants in LTI 2023

Transfers of shares of series B in Saab may be made on the following terms and conditions.

  • Transfers may be made only of shares of series B in Saab, whereby no more than 1,730,000 shares of series B in Saab may be transferred, free of consideration, to participants in LTI 2023.
  • Right to acquire shares of series B in Saab free of consideration shall, with deviation from the shareholders’ preferential rights, be granted to such persons within the Saab Group who are participants in LTI 2023. Further, subsidiaries of Saab shall, with deviation from the shareholders’ preferential rights, be entitled to acquire shares of series B in Saab free of consideration, whereby such company shall be obligated to, in accordance with the terms and conditions of LTI 2023, transfer the shares to such persons within the Saab Group who participate in LTI 2023.
  • Transfers of shares of series B in Saab shall be made free of consideration at the time and on the other terms and conditions that participants in LTI 2023 have the right to acquire shares, i.e. normally during the financial year 2026 and in February 2027.
  • The number of shares of series B in Saab that may be transferred under LTI 2023 may be subject to recalculation as a result of an intervening bonus issue, split, rights issue and/or other similar corporate events.

14 c) Equity swap agreement with third party

In the event that the required majority under item 14 b) above cannot be reached, the Board of Directors proposes that the Annual General Meeting resolves that the expected financial exposure of LTI 2023 shall be hedged by Saab entering into an equity swap agreement with a third party on terms and conditions in accordance with market practice, whereby the third party in its own name shall acquire and transfer shares of series B in Saab to employees who participate in LTI 2023. Additional costs for such equity swap agreement amount to approximately MSEK 33.

Conditions

The General Meeting’s resolution to implement LTI 2023 in accordance with item 14 a) above is conditional upon the General Meeting resolving either in accordance with the proposal to authorize the Board of Directors to resolve on acquisitions of shares of series B in Saab on Nasdaq Stockholm and resolution on transfers to participants in LTI 2023 of acquired own shares of series B in Saab in accordance with item 14 b) above, or that an equity swap agreement with a third party may be entered into in accordance with item 14 c) above.

Majority requirements

The General Meeting’s resolution to implement LTI 2023 under item 14 a) above requires that more than half of the votes cast are in favour of the proposal. The resolution to authorize the Board of Directors to acquire shares on Nasdaq Stockholm and the resolution on transfers to participants in LTI 2023 under item 14 b) above require that the resolution is supported by shareholders representing at least nine-tenths of the votes cast and votes represented at the meeting. The resolution that Saab may enter into an equity swap agreement with a third party under item 14 c) above requires that more than half of the votes cast are in favour of the proposal.

Other

For a description of Saab’s other share-related incentive programs, reference is made to note 8 in Saab’s Annual Report for the financial year 2021.

THE BOARD’S PROPOSAL ON ACQUISITION AND TRANSFER OF OWN SHARES (item 15)

15 a) Authorization for the Board of Directors to resolve on acquisition of own shares

The Board of Directors proposes that the Annual General Meeting authorizes the Board of Directors to, for the period until the next Annual General Meeting, resolve on acquisitions of own shares in accordance with the following conditions.

  • Acquisitions shall be limited to the Company’s shares of series B.
  • Acquisitions shall take place on Nasdaq Stockholm.
  • Acquisitions may only be made at a price per share within the price range (spread) applicable from time to time, meaning the spread between the highest purchase price and the lowest selling price prevailing and disseminated by Nasdaq Stockholm from time to time.
  • A maximum number of shares may be acquired so that the Company’s holding at any time does not exceed 10 per cent of the total number of shares in the Company.
  • The authorization may be utilized on one or several occasions up to the next Annual General Meeting.

The purpose of the authorization is to be able to adjust the Company’s capital structure and thereby contribute to an increased shareholder value as well as to enable a continuous use of acquired shares in connection with potential acquisitions of companies and for the Company’s share-related incentive programs.

15 b) Authorization for the Board of Directors to resolve on transfer of own shares in connection with acquisitions of companies

The Board of Directors proposes that the Annual General Meeting authorizes the Board of Directors to, for the period until the next Annual General Meeting, resolve on transfers of own shares in connection with or as a result of any acquisition of companies, in accordance with the following conditions.

  • Transfers may be made on Nasdaq Stockholm at a price per share within the price range (spread) applicable from time to time, meaning the spread between the highest purchase price and the lowest selling price prevailing and disseminated by Nasdaq Stockholm from time to time.
  • Transfers may take place as set out in Chapter 19, Sections 35-37 of the Swedish Companies Act, i.e. in other ways than on the Stock Exchange.
  • Transfers in connection with acquisitions of companies or business shall take place at a price that closely corresponds to the market value of the Company’s share at the time of the resolution on the transfer.
  • No more than the number of shares of series B that the Company holds at the time of the Board of Directors’ resolution may be transferred based on this authorization.
  • The authorization includes the right to resolve on deviation from the shareholders’ preferential rights and that payments could be made other than in cash.
  • The authorization may be utilized on one or more occasions before the next Annual General Meeting.

The purpose of the authorization is to provide the Board of Directors with increased scope for action in connection with financing of acquisitions of companies.

The reason for deviating from the shareholders’ preferential rights is to enable alternative forms of payment for acquisitions of companies or business.

15 c) Transfer of own shares to cover costs as a result of previous years’ implementation of incentive programs

The Board of Directors proposes that the Annual General Meeting resolves on transfers of own shares as a result of the previous years’ implementation of incentive programs on the following terms.

The Board of Directors proposes that the Annual General Meeting resolves that the Company shall have the right to, prior to the Annual General Meeting 2023, transfer a maximum of 960,000 shares of series B, in order to cover certain costs, mainly social security costs, that may arise in relation to Share Matching Plan 2019, 2020 and 2021, as well as Performance Share Plan 2019, 2020 and 2021, and Special Projects Incentive 2019, 2020 and 2021. Transfers of the shares shall be effected at Nasdaq Stockholm at a price within the price range (spread) applicable from time to time, meaning the spread between the highest purchase price and the lowest selling price prevailing and disseminated by Nasdaq Stockholm from time to time.

Majority requirements

Resolutions in accordance with item 15 a), 15 b) and 15 c) above, respectively, require that shareholders representing at least two-thirds of the votes cast as well as the shares represented at the meeting are in favour of the proposal.

SHARES AND VOTES

As of 25 February 2022, the company has in total 135,845,847 shares, of which 2,383,903 are shares of series A with ten votes per share and 133,461,944 are shares of series B with one vote per share, which together represent 157,300,974 votes. As of the same day, the company holds 3,883,534 own shares of series B, corresponding to 3,883,534 votes which cannot be represented at the Meeting.

QUESTIONS AND SHAREHOLDERS’ RIGHT TO RECEIVE INFORMATION

The Board of Directors and the CEO shall, if any shareholder so requests and the Board of Directors believes that it can be done without material harm to the company, provide information regarding 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 relation to other companies within the Group. Shareholders who wish to submit questions in advance may do so to Saab AB, Annual General Meeting 2022, P.O. Box 7808, SE-103 96 Stockholm, Sweden, or by email to agm@saabgroup.com.

DOCUMENTS

The Board’s statement pursuant Chapter 19, Section 22 of the Swedish Companies Act considering the proposals under items 14 b) and 15 a) is available at the company’s headquarter on Olof Palmes Gata 17, SE-111 22 Stockholm, Sweden, and on the company’s website www.saab.com/agm.

Accounting documents and the Audit Report including the Board’s proposal under item 8 b) and the Board’s statement pursuant Chapter 18, Section 4 of the Swedish Companies Act, the Auditor’s statement regarding remuneration guidelines for senior executives and the Board’s remuneration report for the financial year 2021 will be kept available as stated above no later than 4 March 2022.

In other respects, complete proposals are included under each item in the notice.

Information about the proposed members of the Board of Directors and the nomination committee’s motivated statement etc. are available at the company’s website www.saab.com/agm.

The documents will be sent free of charge to shareholders who so request and state their postal address.

PROCESSING OF PERSONAL DATA

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Saab is a leading defence and security company with an enduring mission, to help nations keep their people and society safe. Empowered by its 18,000 talented people, Saab constantly pushes the boundaries of technology to create a safer, more sustainable and more equitable world. Saab designs, manufactures and maintains advanced systems in aeronautics, weapons, command and control, sensors and underwater systems.

Saab is headquartered in Sweden. It has major operations all over the world and is part of the domestic defence capability of several nations.

[1] The number of shares that can be transferred to the participants free of consideration has increased from 1,370,00 to 1,730,000 compared to last year’s program considering increased number of participants and the share price development.

[2] Adjusted for acquisitions and divestments, and exchange rates differences.

[3] Adjusted for acquisitions and divestments, and non-recurring items.

[4] Adjusted for acquisitions and divestments, and non-recurring items.

[5] Adjusted for acquisitions and divestments, and any other extraordinary or non-recurring items.