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Corporate Governance

G5 is required to comply with the mandatory corporate governance rules included in the Swedish Companies Act (2005:551) and Nasdaq Stockholm's Rule Book for Issuers. Moreover, G5 complies with the Swedish Code on Corporate Governance (the "Code", http://www.corporategovernanceboard.se/the-code) that is applicable to all Swedish companies whose shares are listed on regulated market such as Nasdaq Stockholm. The Code specifies norms for good corporate governance at a higher and more detailed level than the statutory regulation. The individual norms in the Code are not mandatory and companies may deviate from them. In case of a deviation, the Company must report such deviation in its corporate governance report, describe the Company's own solution and explain the reason for the deviation (the "comply or explain" principle).

General Meetings

The shareholders’ meeting is the body where the shareholders exercise their influence by casting votes on central issues, inter alia, adopting the profit and loss account and balance sheet, allocation of the Company's profit and loss, discharge the members of the board of directors and the managing director from liability, election of the board of directors and auditors and determining fees to be paid to the board of directors and auditors. Notice of the annual general meeting, or an extraordinary general meeting where alteration to the articles of association is to be addressed, shall be issued not earlier than six weeks and not later than four weeks prior to the meeting. Notice to other extraordinary general meetings shall be issued not earlier than six weeks and not later than three weeks before the meeting. Public limited liability companies whose shares are traded on a regulated market must always notify shareholders of a general meeting through an announcement in Post- och Inrikes Tidningar (i.e. the Official Swedish Gazette) and by making the notice to attend available on the Company’s website. Concurrently with the issuance of a notice to attend, the Company shall announce, in at least one national daily newspaper identified in the Articles of Association that notice to attend has taken place. According to the Articles of Association of G5, such announcement is to be made in Svenska Dagbladet. Pursuant to the Code, a company shall also, as soon as the time and venue of a shareholders’ meeting have been decided, and as regards annual general meetings no later than in conjunction with the third quarter report, post such information on the Company’s website along with information regarding the closing date for issues to be submitted by shareholders for inclusion in the notice of the meeting.

Annual General Meeting 2017

Extraordinary general meeting 2016

Annual General Meeting 2016

Annual General Meeting 2015

Extraordinary General Meeting 2014

Annual General Meeting 2014

Annual General Meeting 2013

Annual General Meeting 2012

Extraordinary General Meeting 2012

Annual General Meeting 2011

Extraordinary General Meeting 2011

Annual General Meeting 2010

Upcoming General Meetings

The annual general meeting 2017 will be held 9 a.m. on Friday May 12, 2017 at 7A Conference Centre, Strandvägen 7, Stockholm. 

Notice including agenda and proxy will be published 4-6 weeks before the AGM.

Shareholders wanting to have a matter adressed at the Annual General Meeting must submit their proposals to the Board of Directors of G5 Entertainment no later than February 28, 2017. The proposal shall be sent to agm@g5e.com

Nomination Committee

At the annual general meeting held on May 20, 2015, it was resolved to adopt the current principles for the appointment of a nomination committee for the Company, as well as working instructions for the committee.

The nomination committee shall consist of representatives of the five (5) largest shareholders as of 30 September 2014. In the event that one of the five (5) largest shareholders waives their right to appoint a representative, the sixth largest shareholder shall be asked to appoint a representative etc.

The chairman of the board of the Company is responsible for contacting the largest shareholders and handle the formation of the nomination committee in accordance with the procedure described below. The chairman of the board of the Company is also responsible for convening the nomination committee, once all members are appointed, to their first meeting. The nomination committee shall appoint a chairman of the committee. The nomination committee shall be disclosed no later than six months before the annual general meeting.

The largest shareholders, who are entitled to appoint a representative in the Committee, shall receive a written request from the chairman of the board of the Company in which they are invited to appoint a representative in the Committee, and the largest shareholders shall provide their response, whether the shareholder wants to appoint a representative or not in the Committee, no later than seven days from the day on which the request was sent to the shareholder. The response from the major shareholders shall be: i) unconditional (i.e. the acceptance of the assignment may not be conditioned upon the fulfillment of certain conditions, events or similar), ii) final and binding, and iii) irrevocable (i.e. a shareholder who decides not to appoint a representative may not change such decision later on even though the change is made prior to the announcement to the market of the members of the Committee). In case the response is not provided within the time limit stated above, the shareholder shall be considered to have unconditionally and irrevocably decided not to appoint any representative in the Committee, and a response which contains a condition shall also be treated as a decision not to appoint any representative. In case a) a shareholder responds that it does not want to appoint any representative, b) provides a conditioned response; or c) following the expiry of the above time limit, such shareholder has unconditionally and irrevocably thereby waived its right to appoint a representative in the Committee, and the chairman of the board shall thereafter contact the sixth largest shareholder and so forth applying the same procedure to appoint a representative as set forth above. Requests and responses provided in accordance with the above shall be made in writing (an e-­?mail is to considered to be made in writing), and shall be duly kept, and the board of G5 shall through the chairman of the board receive a copy of the documents. In case a request is sent by regular mail, the registered address of the shareholder in Euroclear will be used.

The nomination committee’s term will run until a new committee is appointed. The Company is responsible for costs associated with the nomination committee’s work. Members of the nomination committee shall receive no compensation from the Company.

The nomination committee’s task shall include evaluating the composition and work of the board of directors and to the annual general meeting present a proposal for:

  • chairman of the annual general meeting
  • directors and chairman of the board of directors
  • fees for the directors not employed by the Company
  • when applicable appointment of register auditor firm and fee for the auditor, and
  • the principles for how members of the nomination committee shall be appointed

If a member of the nomination committee resigns before the nomination committee’s work is complete, the same shareholder who appointed the resigning member shall be entitled to appoint a substitute member consistent with the notice and response procedures and time limits provided above, including without limitation reasonable time limits, irrevocable and unconditional responses, and such other reasonable procedures as the chairman of the committee may decide. Notice shall be given and records shall be kept as provided above.

In addition to what is stated above the Swedish Corporate Governance Code, from time to time in force, shall be applicable to the nomination committee.

Nomination committee ahead of the 2016 AGM

  • Christoffer Häggblom, Chairman (representing Rite Internet Ventures)
  • Jeffrey Rose (representing Wide Development Limited)
  • Petter Nylander, Chairman of the Board of directors (representing Proxima Limited)
  • Marianne Flink (representing Swedbank Robur Fonder)
  • Magnus Uppsäll (representing Purple Wolf Limited)

Board of Directors

The board of G5 is responsible for the organization of the Company and for supervising the management of its business and affairs. In fulfilling its duties, the board oversees the Company'sstrategic planning, its operations and the risks it is facing. The board is also responsible for implementing policies and systems aimed at increasing accountability, ensuring compliance with laws and with auditing and accounting principles and ensuring respect of the business conduct standards in all countries in which the Company operates as well as ensuring the integrity of the Company's internal controls, information and financial management systems. The board further oversees the Company's approach to corporate governance, environmental issues and sustainable development and material transactions outside the ordinary course of business. Members of the board are elected annually by the annual general meeting after nomination by the nomination committee. According to the Articles of Association of the Company, the board of directors shall consist of not less than three and not more than ten members with a maximum of five deputy board members. The Company’s board today consists of five members without deputy members. The board member Vladislav Suglobov is also the CEO of the Company and can therefore not be considered to be independent in relation to the Company and the management of the Company according to the Code. The board member Jeffery Rose is also legal advisor to the Company and receives compensation for the advice and services provided and can therefore not be considered as independent in relation to the Company. The remaining board members are independent in relation to the Company, the management of the Company and the major shareholders of the Company. The board of directors has adopted written rules of procedures governing its work and the rules are determined annually.

Compensation Committee

The compensation committee’s main tasks are to prepare the board’s decisions on issues concerning principles for compensations and other terms of employment for G5's CEO and other executives, monitor and evaluate programs for variable compensation, both ongoing and those that have ended during the year, for the executive management, and monitor and evaluate the application of the guidelines for compensation that the annual general meeting is legally obliged to establish, as well as the current compensation structures and levels in the Company.

The compensation committee of G5 consists of the board members Petter Nylander, Chairman, Jeffrey Rose, and Pär Sundberg.

Audit Committee

The audit committee’s main tasks are to monitor the Company’s financial reporting, and in respect of the financial reporting, monitor the efficiency of the Company’s internal controls, internal audits and risk management, keep itself informed regarding audit of the annual report and group accounts, review and monitor the impartiality and independence of the auditor, and assists in conjunction with preparation of proposals to the general meeting’s resolution regarding election of auditors and compensation to the auditors.

The audit committee of G5 consists of the board members Petter Nylander, Chairman, Annika Andersson and Pär Sundberg.

The audit committee and the board regularly receive presentations from the Company’s auditor, which ensures that the Company's internal and external reports fulfill the requirements of a company whose shares are listed on a regulated market.

Chief Executive Officer

The Chief Executive Officer of the Company is Vladislav Suglobov. The Chief Executive Officer is accountable to the board and shall lead and develop the Company. The Chief Executive Officer is in charge of the daily management of the Company's affairs and shall take the decisions necessary for the development of the Company while operating under the Swedish Companies Act as well as under guidelines and instructions communicated by the board of directors. The Chief Executive Officer shall make sure that the Company's accounting is completed in accordance with law and that the management of funds is managed in a satisfactory manner. G5’s board of directors has adopted an Instruction to the Chief Executive Officer relating to the Chief Executive Officer’s duties and reporting. The instruction to the Chief Executive Officer is determined annually at the board meeting immediately following each annual general meeting.

Audit

Bengt Ekenberg from Mazars SET is appointed as G5 Entertainment’s auditor.

Internal Control

The board is to ensure that the Company has adequate internal controls and formalized routines to make sure that approved principles for financial reporting and internal controls are applied, and that the Company’s financial reports are produced in accordance with legislation, applicable accounting standards and other requirements for listed companies.

G5 Entertainment defines internal control as a process that is governed by the board, the executive management, and other employees. G5’s internal control is designed to provide reasonable assurance that G5 achieves its objectives of purposeful, effective operation, reliable financial reporting, and compliance with legislation, applicable accounting standards and other requirements for listed companies.

Members of the Board of Directors

Vlad Suglobov, CEO, Member of the Board, Co-Founder

Born 1977, elected 2001. Vlad Suglobov started in the games industry as a programmer in 1995 and possesses over 20 years of industry experience. Before co-founding G5 in 2001 and since then serving as CEO of the group for more than 14 years, Vlad graduated from Lomonosov Moscow State University with M.Sc. in Computer Science, and has worked in a number of Russian and US companies in games and IT industry. Growing with G5, Vlad was active in many essential roles, establishing company’s strategy, client relations, product development and sales. Today, Vlad is concentrating on expanding G5’s business internationally. Vlad Suglobov is a deputy director of the Board in Wide Development Limited, which owns 624,800 shares in the company. Shareholding:0. Warrants: 60,000.

Petter Nylander, Chairman

Born 1964, elected 2013. Petter has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Stockholm. In 1994, Petter joined MTG AB and made it to several senior positions including CEO of TV3 Sweden (Sweden’s first commercially financed TV station), CEO TV3 Scandinavia and Vice President MTG Broadcasting Channels. During 2003-2005 he was CEO of OMD Sweden AB (Omnicom Media Group), a global communications services company. During 2005-2010 he served as CEO for Unibet Group Plc, one of Europe’s leading online gambling sites. Other experience includes: 2000-2003 director of the Board, Cherry Företagen AB (Later split into Betsson, Net Entertainment and Cherry), 2004-2005 director of the Board, Ongame e-Solutions AB (Acquired by Bwin), 2006-2011 director of the Board, European Betting and Gaming Association (EGBA), 2010-2011 director of the Board, Bingo.com, director of the Board, Cint AB. Currently, Petter is Chairman of the Board, Besedo Services AB, and CEO of Universum Group AB. Shareholding: 22,000. Warrants: 0.

Jeffrey W. Rose, Member of the Board

Born 1962, elected 2011. Jeffrey is an attorney specializing in intellectual property licensing, development, publishing, and strategy. For the past twenty years, Jeffrey has served clients in the interactive entertainment, film, television, new media, and technology industries, providing counsel on a wide spectrum of successful projects. His practice is based in southern California and serves clients worldwide. Jeffrey served from 2011 to 2013 on the board of Web Wise Kids, a non-profit organization that seeks to educate kids, parents and the community on how to make safe and wise choices in a technologically evolving world. He received an A.B., magna cum laude, from Duke University in 1984 and a J.D. from the UCLA School of Law in 1987. Shareholding: 2,000. Warrants: 0.

Pär Sundberg, Member of the Board

Born 1972, elected 2012. After graduating from Luleå University of Technology with a Masters Degree in Industrial Engineering and Management, Pär co-founded OTW, Sweden's leading provider of Content Marketing Services. Pär served as Group President and CEO of OTW from inception in 1996 until 2009. Following that Pär has also served as President and CEO of Metronome Film & Television, the Nordic region's pre-eminent production group. Pär is currently director of the Board, AB Traction and Halsa Invest AB, and Chairman of the Board, Brand New Content AB, Digital Amplifiers AB and Naslund & Jonsson Import AB ("Sno of Sweden"). Shareholding: 2,000. Warrants: 0.

Annika Andersson, Member of the Board

Born 1958. Annika Andersson holds an M.Sc. Econ from the Stockholm School of Economics. She serves as the deputy Chairman of the Board at Karolinska Institutet, Board member of Karolinska Institutet Holding AB and executive Chairman of the Board at Pantor Engineering AB, who provides advanced trading systems. She is also corporate governance advisor. Annika Andersson has a long background in the financial services industry, among others from the Fourth Swedish National Pension Fund as investment manager and as responsible for corporate governance, information and sustainability. Elected board member 2015. Shareholding: 1,000. Warrants: 0. 

Chris Carvalho, Member of the Board

Born 1965. Chris graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business with a degree in business administration. Since then he has also completed an MBA at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management. Most recently, Chris spent four years at San Francisco-based free-to-play mobile game company Kabam as Chief Operating Officer. Kabam was funded by Google Ventures and Time Warner, among others, and grew during Chris's tenure from 25 to 700+ employees with offices on three continents and from approximately $2 million in revenue to $360 million in revenue. Before Kabam, Chris spent almost ten years at Lucasfilm where he headed up Business Development for all of the Lucas companies and ran the company's Internet division. Chris is currently acting as an advisor to a number of companies and is a board member at Performance Lab, a B2B wearables technology startup, MaxPlay, a gaming, VR tools and tech company, and ROBLOX, one of the largest kids and teens gaming destinations. Shareholding: 2,000. Warrants: 0.

Articles of Association

Compensation

The Board of Directors, with the exception of the CEO, does not participate in the Company's variable compensation schemes. The Company’s system of variable compensation and outstanding incentive schemes is described below.

System of variable compensation

Starting Q2 2010, CEO and top management are compensated by a fixed monthly salary and an earnings-related bonus. Bonus is calculated quarterly as 10 percent of the operating profit above 5 percent operating margin. This 5 percent margin reduction however does not apply when/while there is negative carried bonus balance due to losses in previous periods. The CEO is entitled to 40 percent of the bonus and the remaining 60 percent is divided between top management. An operating loss before financial items in a quarter reduces the potential bonus during the next quarter. Top managers’ total bonus for the year shall not exceed 60 percent of their fixed yearly salary.

Outstanding incentive schemes

At the extraordinary general meeting held on December 19, 2014, it was resolved to issue 176,000 warrants. The board of directors decided to allocate 157,500 warrants. The program was, with the exception of one individual, fully subscribed for by managers and senior executives of G5. Members of the board of directors, with exception for the CEO, were not allowed to participate in the program. Each warrant entitles the holder to subscribe for one new share in the Company at a subscription price of SEK 83.33. The warrants were acquired by the participants at market price, SEK 0.40 per warrant, calculated by use of the Black-Scholes model. The period for the warrants is 3 years and 3 months and it is possible to exercise the warrants for subscription of new shares in the Company after 3 years. Upon full exercise of the warrants, 157,500 new shares, representing two per cent of the total number of outstanding shares at the time of issuance of the warrants, will be issued. The warrants are subject to standard terms and conditions including recalculation of the exercise price and the number of shares that each warrant entitles the holder to subscribe for in different situations.

At the annual general meeting held on May 20, 2015, it was resolved to issue not more than 176,000 warrants. The board of directors decided to allocate 145,000 warrants. The program was, with the exception of one individual, fully subscribed for by managers and senior executives of G5. Members of the board of directors, with exception for the CEO, were not allowed to participate in the program. Each warrant entitles the holder to subscribe for one new share in the Company at a subscription price of SEK 97,53. The warrants were acquired by the participants at market price, SEK 1 per warrant, calculated by use of the Black-Scholes model. The period for the warrants is 3 years and 3 months and it is possible to exercise the warrants for subscription of new shares in the Company after 3 years. Upon full exercise of the warrants, 145,000 new shares, representing approximately two percent of the total number of outstanding shares at the time of issuance of the warrants, will be issued. The warrants are subject to standard terms and conditions including recalculation of the exercise price and the number of shares that each warrant entitles the holder to subscribe for in different situations.

At the annual general meeting held on May 19, 2016, it was resolved to issue not more than 176,000 warrants. The board of directors decided to allocate 150,000 warrants. The program was, with the exception of two individuals, fully subscribed for by managers and senior executives of G5. Members of the board of directors, with exception for the CEO, were not allowed to participate in the program. Each warrant entitles the holder to subscribe for one new share in the Company at a subscription price of SEK 100.61. The warrants were acquired by the participants at market price, SEK 1.05 per warrant, calculated by use of the Black-Scholes model. The period for the warrants is 3 years and 3 months and it is possible to exercise the warrants for subscription of new shares in the Company after 3 years. Upon full exercise of the warrants, 130,000 new shares, representing approximately one percent of the total number of outstanding shares at the time of issuance of the warrants, will be issued. The warrants are subject to standard terms and conditions including recalculation of the exercise price and the number of shares that each warrant entitles the holder to subscribe for in different situations.

Report on Variable Compensations

The board of directors of a company whose shares are listed on a regulated market is to prepare a report on variable compensations pursuant to the Swedish Companies Act (2005:551). The board of directors of G5 has not yet prepared such report. Future reports on variable compensations will be provided under this section no later than 2 weeks before each annual general meeting.

Corporate Governance Reports

The board of directors of a company whose shares are listed on a regulated market is to prepare a corporate governance report pursuant to the Annual Accounts Act (1995:1554).

Corporate Governance Report 2013 (en)

Corporate Governance Report 2013 (Sv)

Statement by the Nomination Committee

A statement with respect to the nomination committee’s proposals regarding the board of directors will be provided under this section in connection with the issuance of the notice to attend the annual general meeting.

Nomination committee: Reasoned opinion 2015

Valberedningen: Motiverat yttrande 2015

Nomination committee: Reasoned opinion 2014

Valberedningen: Motiverat yttrande 2014