Applicants may propose to obtain tissues from a previous collection or prospectively, as long as the specific aims proposed can be accomplished within the period of the grant award.
Although each applicant will propose an independent project, all applicants are expected to face many of the same challenges and will benefit from the experiences of and interactions with the other funded investigators.
Item 8: The Board of Directors proposes that a dividend be paid to the shareholders in the amount of SEK 2.
Item 9: The Board of Directors proposes that the following principles for remuneration and other terms of employment be adopted for the Company management:
The Board of Directors proposes that the stock option programme for 2006 be approved by the Meeting.
The Board of Directors proposes that the Meeting resolve that the Company shall issue a maximum of 723,333 call options to hedge the stock option programme for 2005.
Item 12: The Board of Directors proposes that it be authorised to decide to acquire, on one or more occasions prior to the next Annual General Meeting, a maximum of as many shares as may be acquired without the Company's holding at any time exceeding 10 per cent of all shares in the Company.
Item 13 a): The Board of Directors proposes a reduction in the Company's share capital of SEK 28,800,000 by means of the withdrawal of 24,000,000 shares in the Company.
Item 13 b): Provided that the Meeting passes a resolution in accordance with the Board's proposals under item 13a) above, the Board of Directors proposes an increase in the Company's share capital of SEK 28,800,000 through a transfer from non-restricted shareholders' equity to the share capital (bonus issue).
Item 14: The Board of Directors proposes that the Company's statutory reserve be reduced by SEK 80,364,332:20 to SEK 0, and that the reduced amount be allocated to a fund for use in repurchasing the Company's own shares.
Item 21: The Board of Directors proposes that the Meeting resolves, firstly, to invite shareholders with a shareholding in Swedish Match AB corresponding to fewer than 200 shares (one trading lot comprises 200 shares) to sell their entire shareholding in the company, free of brokerage charges, and secondly, to request that the Board of Directors draw up the details of terms and conditions and determine the timing of such an offer.
Item 22: The Board of Directors proposes that the Articles of Association be amended as specified below.
The nomination committee proposes that Anders Boos, Per-Eric Fylking, Pia Gideon, Ulf Ivarsson Peter Leifland and Gunilla von Platen are re-elected as members of the Board and that Niklas Flyborg and Thomas Heilmann are elected members of the Board.
The nomination committee proposes that Ernst & Young, with Bertel Enlund as auditor in charge, is elected the company's auditor for the time until the end of the Annual General Meeting 2011.