The Annual General Meeting of Carlsberg A/S took place on Thursday 22 March 2012 in accordance with the agenda announced on 28 February 2012.
The Annual Report 2011 was approved as was the Supervisory Board's proposal regarding the distribution of the profit for the year including a dividend of DKK 5.50 per share. Discharge of the Supervisory Board and the Executive Board in respect of the duties performed during the year was granted.
As proposed by the Supervisory Board, Flemming Besenbacher, Jess Søderberg, Niels Kærgård, Lars Stemmerik, Per Øhrgaard, Cornelius (Kees) van der Graaf and Richard Burrows were reelected as members of the Supervisory Board. Also as proposed by the Supervisory Board, Donna Cordner, Elisabeth Fleuriot and Søren-Peter Fuchs Olesen were elected as new members of the Supervisory Board.
In addition to the ten members of the Supervisory Board elected by the General Meeting, the Supervisory Board consists of four members elected by the employees: Hans Andersen, Bent Ole Petersen, Peter Petersen and Thomas Knudsen. The latter has joined the board instead of Ulf Olsson who has resigned.
As proposed by the Supervisory Board, the auditing firm KPMG Statsautoriseret Revisionspartnerselskab was elected as auditor.
The General Meeting also approved the proposal from the Supervisory Board regarding the remuneration of the Supervisory Board for 2012.
Proposals put forward by two shareholders regarding decisions to be made by the Annual General Meeting were not approved.
At a subsequent Supervisory Board Meeting, the Supervisory Board elected Flemming Besenbacher as chairman and Jess Søderberg as deputy chairman. In addition, Jess Søderberg, Richard Burrows and Flemming Besenbacher were elected as members of the Audit Committee with Jess Søderberg as chairman. The composition of the other board committees will be made public on Carlsberg's website www.carlsberggroup.com as soon as possible.
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