Convening Notice for Annual General Meeting and Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders
Convening Notice for Annual General Meeting and Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders
MILLICOM INTERNATIONAL CELLULAR S.A.
2, Rue du Fort Bourbon
L-1249 Luxembourg, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
– R.C.S. Luxembourg: B 40.630 –
The annual general meeting (“AGM”) and subsequent extraordinary general meeting (“EGM”) of the shareholders of MILLICOM INTERNATIONAL CELLULAR S.A. (“Millicom” or the “Company”) is hereby convened to be held at Hotel Le Royal, 12 Bd Royal, 2449 Luxembourg on Wednesday, May 31, 2023, at 4:00 p.m. Central European Time (“CET“).
To attend the AGM and EGM or vote by proxy, please follow the instructions in section IV: “Right to participate at the AGM and the EGM”.
The AGM and EGM will consider and vote on the agenda points listed below. Please refer to section IX: “Notes to the Agenda Points of the AGM and EGM” to find detailed information about these proposals.
- To elect the chair of the AGM and to empower the chair of the AGM to appoint the other members of the bureau of the meeting. [Note]
- To receive the management reports of the board of directors (the “Board”) and the reports of the external auditor on the annual accounts and the consolidated accounts for the year ended December 31, 2022.
- To approve the annual accounts and the consolidated accounts for the year ended December 31, 2022.
- To allocate 5% of the results of the year ended December 31, 2022 to the legal reserves and the remaining balance to the unappropriated net profits to be carried forward. [Note]
- To discharge all the Directors of Millicom for the performance of their mandates during the year ended December 31, 2022. [Note]
- To set the number of Directors at 10. [Note]
- To re-elect José Antonio Ríos García as a Director for a term ending at the annual general meeting to be held in 2024 (the “2024 AGM“). [Note]
- To re-elect Bruce Churchill as a Director for a term ending at the 2024 AGM. [Note]
- To re-elect Tomas Eliasson as a Director for a term ending at the 2024 AGM. [Note]
- To re-elect Pernille Erenbjerg as a Director for a term ending at the 2024 AGM. [Note]
- To re-elect Mauricio Ramos as a Director for a term ending at the 2024 AGM. [Note]
- To elect María Teresa Arnal as a Director for a term ending at the 2024 AGM. [Note]
- To elect Blanca Treviño de Vega as a Director for a term ending at the 2024 AGM. [Note]
- To elect Thomas Reynaud as a Director for a term ending at the 2024 AGM. [Note]
- To elect Nicolas Jaeger as a Director for a term ending at the 2024 AGM. [Note]
- To elect Michael Golan as a Director for a term ending at the 2024 AGM. [Note]
- To re-elect José Antonio Ríos García as chair of the Board for a term ending at the 2024 AGM. [Note]
- To approve the Directors’ remuneration for the period from the AGM to the 2024 AGM. [Note]
- To re-elect Ernst & Young S.A., Luxembourg as the external auditor for a term ending on the date of the 2024 AGM and to approve the external auditor remuneration to be paid against an approved account. [Note]
- To approve an instruction to the Nomination Committee. [Note]
- To approve the Share Repurchase Plan. [Note]
- To vote on the 2022 Remuneration Report. [Note]
- To approve the Senior Management Remuneration Policy. [Note]
- To approve the share-based incentive plans for Millicom employees. [Note]
- To elect the chair of the EGM and to empower the chair of the EGM to appoint the other members of the bureau of the meeting. [Note]
- To increase the authorized share capital of the Company from three hundred million United States Dollars (USD 300,000,000) divided into two hundred million (200,000,000) shares with a par value of one dollar fifty cents (USD 1.50) each, to three hundred and seventy five million United States Dollars (USD 375,000,000) divided into two hundred and fifty million (250,000,000) shares with a par value of one dollar fifty cents (USD 1.50) each, in accordance with Article 420-26 (5) of the law of 10 August 1915 on commercial companies, as amended from time to time (the “1915 Law”) and to amend article 5, paragraph 1 of Millicom’s articles of association accordingly. [Note]
- To renew the authorization granted to the Board of Directors in Article 5 of Millicom’s articles of association to issue new shares up to a share capital of USD 375,000,000 divided into 250,000,000 shares with a par value of USD 1.50 per share, until 31 May 2028, and to amend article 5, paragraph 4 of the Company’s articles of association accordingly. [Note]
- In relation to the authorized share capital increase and the renewal of the authorization to increase the issued share capital:
(i) to receive the special report of the Board of Directors of Millicom issued in accordance with Article 420-26 (5) of the 1915 Law, inter alia; and
(ii) to approve the granting to the Board of Directors of the power to remove or limit the preferential subscription right of the shareholders in case of issue of shares against payment in cash, to a maximum of new shares representing 10% of the then outstanding shares (including shares held in treasury by the Company itself. [Note]
- To fully restate the Company’s articles of association to incorporate the amendments to the Company’s articles of association approved in the foregoing resolutions. [Note]
III. KEY DATES
|May 9, 2023||Deadline to propose additional items to the agenda|
|May 12 – May 18, 2023||Conversion stoppage|
|May 17, 2023||Voting Record Date and deadline to submit the Notification Form for attendance in person|
|May 25, 2023||Deadline to submit proxies|
|May 31, 2023||AGM and EGM|
IV. RIGHT TO PARTICIPATE AT THE AGM and EGM
The following persons who comply with the procedure below, and hold shares or Swedish Depositary Receipts (“SDRs”) on May 17, 2023 at 24.00 CET (the “Voting Record Date“) are eligible to participate/vote at the AGM and EGM1:
(1) Holders of Millicom shares traded on the Nasdaq Stock Market in the US (“Nasdaq US”) under the ticker symbol TIGO (“Millicom Shareholders”) that are registered with the Broadridge Corporate Issuer Solutions, Inc. (“Broadridge”), including those held by Cede & Co (“DTCC”), and
(2) Holders of SDRs traded on Nasdaq Stockholm under the ticker symbol TIGO SDB (“Millicom SDR Holders”) that are registered with Euroclear Sweden AB (“Euroclear Sweden”).
Conversion stoppage. Conversions from SDRs into shares, and vice versa, will not be permitted from May 12, 2023 (included) up to May 18, 2023 (included). Millicom SDR Holders and Millicom Shareholders who seek to convert their SDRs to shares, or vice versa (which can be done in accordance with the procedures set out on Millicom’s website at Millicom-SDR-conversion-process), should take into consideration the dates and times noted above.
Instructions for participating and voting by Millicom Shareholders are shown below. Instructions for participation and voting by Millicom SDR Holders are shown on the following page.
- Millicom Shareholders (US)
|Millicom Shareholders eligible to participate and vote|
|Participation and voting at the AGM and the EGM is reserved to Millicom Shareholders duly registered with Broadridge and/or held by DTCC, on the Voting Record Date (as defined above) at 24.00 CET and who comply with these procedures.
Beneficial owners. Beneficial owners of shares that are registered in the name of a nominee or broker (including nominees or brokers that hold shares through DTCC) have the right to instruct their nominee or broker on how to vote with a voter instruction form (“VIF”), or as may otherwise be established by the nominee or broker.
Beneficial holders who wish to attend the AGM and the EGM or vote directly must request the nominee or broker, that appears as the registered shareholder on the Voting Record Date, to issue a legal proxy which allows the beneficial owner to vote his or her shares directly.
Beneficial owners who do not vote via their brokers/nominees or do not have a legal proxy are not eligible to vote.
|Ways to participate and deadline|
|Channels to submit the Millicom Shareholder Proxy Form and the Millicom Shareholder Notification Form|
If you consider that you are eligible to vote but you have not received the control number by post and you would like to submit your vote online, please contact Millicom at [email protected]
Millicom Shareholder Proxy Forms, Millicom Shareholder Notification Form and all supporting documents can be downloaded from Millicom’s website: https://www.millicom.com/our-company/governance/shareholder-meetings/
|Evidence of authority (for Millicom Shareholder Notification Forms only)|
|In case a shareholder is a legal entity, the Millicom Shareholder Notification Form must be signed by a duly authorized person and legally sufficient evidence of the signatory’s power of representation must be provided. The attendee will also need to bring original identification documentation (such as a passport).|
- Millicom SDR Holders (Sweden)
|Millicom SDR Holders eligible to participate and vote|
|Participation and voting at the AGM and/or the EGM is reserved to Millicom SDR Holders duly registered with Euroclear Sweden as of the Voting Record Date (as defined above) at 24.00 CET and who comply with these procedures.
Re-registration. In order to exercise their rights at the AGM and/or EGM, Millicom SDR Holders whose SDRs are registered in the name of a broker or nominee must temporarily re-register the SDRs in their own name in the records maintained by Euroclear Sweden. Millicom SDR Holders wishing to re-register must inform their broker/nominee well in advance of the Voting Record Date so that they appear on the records maintained by Euroclear Sweden at 24.00 CET on the Voting Record Date.
Note that the re-registration process can take 10 business days or more, and Millicom SDR Holders who have not re-registered will not be eligible to participate and vote at the AGM / EGM. As such, we strongly recommend commencing the re-registration process as soon as possible.
|Ways to participate and deadline|
|Channels to submit the Millicom SDR Holder Proxy Form and the Millicom SDR Holder Notification Form|
Alternatively, if you have a Swedish BankID (available for Swedish individuals only) then it is also possible to vote online at https://anmalan.vpc.se/euroclearproxy using your BankID (instead of the pin-code).
If you are a Millicom SDR Holder eligible to vote at the AGM/EGM but have not received the invitation letter, and you would like to submit your vote online, please contact Euroclear Sweden at: [email protected]om or by phone: +468-401-43-11 between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. CET.
Millicom SDR Holders that choose to send the SDR Holder Proxy Form or Millicom SDR Holder Notification Form by post should also send a scanned copy to: [email protected]om
Millicom SDR Holder Proxy Forms, Millicom SDR Holder Notification Form and all supporting documents can be downloaded from Millicom’s website: https://www.millicom.com/our-company/governance/shareholder-meetings/
|Evidence of authority (for Millicom SDR Holder Notification Form only)|
|If the Millicom SDR Holder is a legal entity, the Millicom SDR Holder Notification Form must be signed by a duly authorized person and legally sufficient evidence of the signatory’s power of representation must be provided. The attendee will also need to bring an original identification document (such as a passport).|
V. SHARE CAPITAL, QUORUM, AND MAJORITY
As of April 21, 2023, Millicom had 172,096,305 outstanding shares, each with nominal value of USD 1.50, and each share is entitled to one vote. As of April 21, 2023, Millicom held 854,177 shares in treasury. The number of shares held in treasury by Millicom will be updated on the Voting Record Date to calculate the voting results. Voting rights attached to shares held in treasury are suspended by law.
There is no quorum of presence requirement for the AGM. The AGM agenda items are adopted by a simple majority of the shares present or represented (excluding abstentions).
The EGM will validly deliberate on the resolutions on its agenda only if at least 50% of the issued share capital is present or represented (the “Quorum”) at the first meeting and will validly be adopted only if approved by at least 2/3rds of the votes cast at the EGM. If the Quorum is not reached at the first meeting, the Board of Directors may convene a second extraordinary general meeting with an identical agenda as for the EGM at which no quorum will be required, and at which the resolutions will validly be adopted if approved by at least 2/3rds of the votes cast at the second EGM.
- RIGHT TO PROPOSE NEW ITEMS TO THE AGENDA
One or several shareholders representing, individually or collectively, at least 5% of the share capital of Millicom reserve the right to add additional items to the agenda of the AGM and/or EGM.
These rights shall be exercised in writing and submitted to Millicom by mail at Millicom’s Registered Address, attention: Company Secretary, and by e-mail to [email protected], such that they are received no later than May 9, 2023, and the revised agenda will be published by Millicom, no later than May 17, 2023. Shareholder(s) requesting to add an item to the agenda must provide:
- a reason or motivation for such petition,
- a draft of the resolution to be presented at the AGM or EGM, and
- a postal and e-mail address to which the acknowledgment of receipt of their request may be sent by Millicom. Such acknowledgment will be sent within forty-eight (48) hours of receipt of the request.
VII. ABILITY TO ASK QUESTIONS AHEAD OF THE AGM AND THE EGM
Shareholders have the right to ask questions about items on the agenda of the AGM and the EGM ahead of the meeting. The Company will on a reasonable-efforts basis provide responses to the questions on the Company’s website. Questions must be received by the Company by May 21, 2023. Questions must be sent by e-mail to: [email protected] and include the shareholder’s full name and address and proof of ownership of Millicom shares on the Voting Record Date.
VIII. SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS AND INFORMATION
The following documents and information related to the AGM and EGM are available to shareholders at the Registered Address of Millicom and on Millicom’s website www.millicom.com/our-company/governance/shareholder-meetings/:
– this Convening Notice;
– the Millicom Shareholder Proxy Form and the Millicom Shareholder Notification Form – Nasdaq US;
– the Millicom SDR Holder Proxy Form and the Millicom SDR Holder Notification Form – Nasdaq Stockholm;
– the draft resolutions of the AGM;
– Millicom’s annual accounts and consolidated accounts for the year ended December 31, 2022, together with the management report(s) of the Board and the report(s) of the external auditor on the annual accounts and consolidated accounts;
– U.S. General Federal Income Tax Considerations for U.S. holders of Millicom shares and SDRs;
– the Nomination Committee’s motivated statement explaining its proposals regarding the Board and information on the proposed new Directors;
– the 2022 Remuneration Report;
– the draft resolutions of the EGM;
– the draft restated articles of association of the Company; and
– the Special Report of the Board of Directors to the EGM in accordance with article 420-26 (5) of the 1915 Law.
Shareholders may also receive a copy of the above-mentioned documents by sending a request by mail to the Millicom Registered Address, attention: Company Secretary, or by e-mail to [email protected].
IX. NOTES TO THE AGENDA POINTS OF THE AGM AND THE EGM
- – item 1: CHAIR OF THE MEETING
Millicom’s Nomination Committee proposes Mr. Alexander Koch, attorney at law (Avocat à la Cour/Rechtsanwalt), with professional address in Luxembourg, to preside over the AGM.
In the event of Mr. Alexander Koch’s absence, the chair of the Board – or in the absence of the chair of the Board, any member of the Board present at the AGM – shall be empowered to appoint from amongst the persons present at the AGM the individual that will preside over the AGM.
The chair of the AGM shall be empowered to appoint, from among the persons present or virtually present at the meeting the other members of the bureau of the meeting (i.e., the Secretary and the Scrutineer).
AGM – item 4: RESULTS ALLOCATION
On a parent-company basis, Millicom generated a profit of USD 37,913,504 for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2022 (the “2022 Results”). In compliance with 1915 Law, the Board proposes (i) to allocate 5% of the 2022 Results to the legal reserve (i.e., USD 1,895,675), and (ii) the remaining USD 36,017,829 to unappropriated net profits to be carried forward.
- – item 5: DISCHARGE OF DIRECTORS FOR THEIR PERFORMANCE
- discharge of all the current and former Directors of Millicom who served at any point in time during the financial year ended December 31, 2022 for the performance of their mandates.
- – items 6-17: ELECTION OF THE DIRECTORS
The Nomination Committee proposes that the Board shall consist of ten (10) directors.
The Nomination Committee proposes that José Antonio Ríos García, Bruce Churchill, Tomas Eliasson, and Pernille Erenbjerg be re-elected as Non-Executive Directors of Millicom for the term beginning at the AGM and ending at the 2024 AGM. The Nomination Committee proposes that Mr. Mauricio Ramos be re-elected as an Executive Director of Millicom for the term beginning at the AGM and ending at the 2024 AGM.
The Nomination Committee proposes that María Teresa Arnal, Blanca Treviño de Vega, Thomas Reynaud, Nicolas Jaeger and Michael Golan be elected as new Non-Executive Directors of Millicom for the term beginning at the AGM and ending at the 2024 AGM.
Mercedes Johnson, James Thompson, Odilon Almeida and Lars-Johan Jarnheimer have decided not to seek re-election as Directors of Millicom.
The Nomination Committee, supported by the Board, proposes that José Antonio Ríos García be re-elected as chair of the Board for a term beginning at the AGM and ending at the 2024 AGM.
The Nomination Committee’s motivated statement regarding the Board’s composition includes additional information about the newly proposed Director and is available on Millicom’s website.
AGM – item 18: DIRECTORS’ REMUNERATION POLICY AND FEES
Directors’ Remuneration Policy
In proposing remuneration for the Directors, the Nomination Committee considers many factors, including the size and complexity of the business, the number of board and committee meetings, the amount of responsibility related to each role, as well as market practice. The Nomination Committee also appoints an external compensation consultant to provide advice and benchmarking. The chair of the Board of Millicom does not participate in discussions or decision-making regarding Director remuneration.
No remuneration is paid to Executive Directors for this role.
Remuneration to Non-Executive Directors comprises cash-based and share-based components, weighted toward shares to align with the compensation philosophy and guidelines of the Company set out in item 23. Non-Executive Directors appointed to Board Committees receive cash-based compensation for each appointment.
Share-based compensation is in the form of fully paid-up shares of Millicom common stock. There are no retention, vesting or other holding conditions attached to the shares. Such shares are provided from the Company’s treasury shares or alternatively issued within Millicom’s authorized share capital exclusively in exchange for allocation from the premium reserve (i.e., for nil consideration from the relevant Directors). Share-based compensation is calculated by dividing the approved remuneration by the average Millicom closing share price on the Nasdaq Stock Market in the US for the three-month period ending on April 30, 2023, provided that shares shall not be issued below par value.
The Nomination Committee proposes the compensation for the period from the date of the AGM to the date of the 2024 AGM, as follows:
|Chair of the Board (1)||105,000||210,000|
|Deputy chair (1)||75,000||160,000|
|Non-Executive Board members (7)||55,000||105,000|
|Audit Committee chair (1)||45,000||–|
|Audit Committee members (3)||22,500||–|
|Compensation Committee chair (1)||25,000||–|
|Compensation Committee members (2)||12,500||–|
|Compliance and Business Conduct Committee chair (1)||25,000||–|
|Compliance and Business Conduct Committee members (2)||12,500||–|
AGM – item 19: ELECTION OF THE AUDITOR AND FEES
The Nomination Committee, in accordance with the recommendation of Millicom’s Audit Committee, proposes that Ernst & Young S.A. Luxembourg be re-elected as external auditor for a term beginning at the AGM and ending at the 2024 AGM.
The proposal from the Nomination Committee, and recommendation from the Audit Committee, is based on an evaluation of external audit firms, last conducted in 2020 and on an internal evaluation of the performance of Ernst & Young S.A. Luxembourg performed in Q1 2023.
The Nomination Committee proposes that the auditor’s remuneration be paid against an approved account.
AGM – item 20: INSTRUCTION TO THE NOMINATION COMMITTEE
The Nomination Committee proposes that the following Instruction to the Nomination Committee shall apply until new instructions have been adopted. In the event any applicable law or stock market regulation requires a change to this procedure, the Nomination Committee shall take any steps necessary or proper to ensure compliance with such rules.
The work of preparing the following agenda items for the annual general meeting shall be performed by a Nomination Committee:
- To propose the chair of the annual general meeting;
- To set the number of Directors of the Board;
- To propose candidates to be elected or re-elected as Directors and the term of their appointment;
- To propose the remuneration of the Directors;
- To propose the election or re-election of the external auditor and its remuneration; and
- To propose a new / amended instruction to the Nomination Committee, if deemed appropriate.
The Nomination Committee shall be formed in consultation with the largest shareholders as of the last business day of June 2023. The Nomination Committee shall consist of four members (except that the Nomination Committee may consist of less than four members to the extent that the ten largest shareholders have been given the opportunity to appoint a member and more than six of those largest shareholders have declined) and comprise: (i) the chair of the Board, and (ii) three members appointed by shareholders, each appointed by one of the 10 largest shareholders which has chosen to appoint a member, starting with the largest shareholder and then in descending order until all three members (or less, if applicable) have been nominated.
The majority of the members of the Nomination Committee are to be independent of the Company and its executive management. At least one member of the Nomination Committee must be independent of the Company’s largest shareholder in terms of votes or any group of shareholders who act in concert in governance of the Company. The chair of the Board shall act as the Nomination Committee’s convener, and the members of the Nomination Committee will appoint the Nomination Committee’s chair at their first meeting, provided that the chair of the Board may not serve as the chair of the Nomination Committee. Before the assignment is accepted, a proposed member of the Nomination Committee shall carefully consider any conflict of interest or other circumstances that makes membership of the Nomination Committee inappropriate. The Chief Executive Officer or other members of the executive management, while not members of the Nomination Committee, may be invited by the chair of the Nomination Committee to participate in meetings of the Nomination Committee as considered appropriate.
The Nomination Committee is appointed for a term of office commencing at the time of its formation, which must be no later than six months before the annual general meeting and ending when a new Nomination Committee is formed. If a member resigns during the Nomination Committee’s term of office, and provided that the Nomination Committee finds this prudent, the shareholder that appointed the resigning member may be asked to appoint a new member, provided that the shareholder is still one of the 10 largest shareholders of Millicom. If that shareholder declines to appoint a new member, the Nomination Committee may choose to ask the next largest qualified shareholder to appoint a Nomination Committee member and so on.
In the event of changes to the ownership structure of the Company, whereby a shareholder that has appointed a member to the Nomination Committee significantly reduces its shareholding, such member shall immediately resign from the Nomination Committee, unless the other members unanimously decide that such person shall remain until the end of their term. In addition, the Nomination Committee may decide to change its composition and invite the new larger shareholder(s) to appoint a member of the Nomination Committee. In its decision, the Nomination Committee shall inter alia take into account the status of its work, the time remaining to the annual general meeting and the nature of the change in ownership. If more than three months remain until the annual general meeting, however, a shareholder that has become amongst the three largest shareholders shall always, at its request, have the right to appoint a member of the Nomination Committee.
The Nomination Committee shall have the right to receive, upon request, personnel resources, such as secretarial services from Millicom, and to charge Millicom with costs for recruitment consultants and related travel if deemed strictly necessary to discharge its duties.
AGM – item 21: SHARE REPURCHASE PLAN
The Board proposes that the meeting resolves to approve a new Share Repurchase Plan on the following terms:
- To authorize the Board, at any time between May 31, 2023 and the date of the 2024 annual general meeting of shareholders, to repurchase Millicom’s common shares and Swedish Depository Receipts (SDRs), hereafter individually and collectively referred to as the “Shares”, in accordance with applicable laws and regulations in force, and in particular the Luxembourg law of 10 August 1915 on commercial companies, as amended from time to time (the “Luxembourg Commercial Companies Law“) (the “Share Repurchase Plan“), and subject to the following conditions:
- The transactions under the Share Repurchase Plan may be carried out by any permitted means, including but not limited to entering into market, off-market, over-the-counter and mutual agreement transactions, through payment in cash or in kind, using distributable profits, available reserves, new shares issue, derivative financial instruments or any other financing mechanism.
- While the primary purpose of the Share Repurchase Plan is set out below, the Share Repurchase Plan may be carried out for all purposes allowed, or which would become authorized by, the applicable law and regulations.
- The maximum number of Shares that may be acquired shall not exceed ten per cent (10%) of Millicom’s outstanding share capital as of the date when the start of the share repurchase program is announced by press release.
- Repurchase transactions under the Share Repurchase Plan may be made at acquisition prices per Share as follows:
- For Shares repurchased on a regulated market where the shares are traded, the price per Share shall be within the registered interval for the share price prevailing at any time (the so-called spread), that is, the interval between the highest buying rate and the lowest selling rate of the Shares on the market on which the purchases are made.
- For any other Shares repurchased, the price per share may not exceed 110% of the most recent closing trading price of the Shares on the Nasdaq Stock Market in the U.S., provided that the minimum repurchase price is above SEK 50 (or USD equivalent).
- The Share Repurchase Plan may not have the effect of reducing Millicom’s net assets and reserves under the limit required by the Luxembourg Commercial Companies Law or the Articles of Association of the Company.
- Only fully paid-up Shares may be included in repurchase transactions made under the Share Repurchase Plan.
The primary purposes of this resolution are to provide the Board with more options in its efforts to deliver long-term shareholder value and total shareholder return, and to provide a method to secure availability of Shares for Board remuneration and Millicom’s share-based incentive plans.
The Board is hereby authorized to:
- transfer all or part of the Shares repurchased under the Share Repurchase Plan to employees of the Millicom Group in connection with any existing or future Millicom share-based incentive plans,
- use the purchased Shares to meet obligations arising from debt financial instruments exchangeable into equity instruments,
- use the repurchased Shares as consideration for merger and acquisition purposes, including joint ventures and the buy-out of minority interests in Millicom’s subsidiaries or joint ventures, as the case may be, in accordance with the limits set out in the Luxembourg Commercial Companies Law,
- cancel the repurchased Shares and Shares held in treasury from Shares repurchased under previous Share repurchase plans, and
- any other purpose not expressly prohibited by applicable law.
All powers are hereby granted to the Board, with the power to delegate and substitute, to ensure the implementation of this authorization, conclude all agreements, carry out all formalities and make all declarations with regard to all authorities and, generally, do all that is necessary or proper for the execution of any decisions made in connection with this authorization.
The Share Repurchase Plan supersedes and replaces all other previous share repurchase plans of Millicom, which are deemed cancelled.
AGM – item 22: 2022 REMUNERATION REPORT
The Board proposes that the AGM provides an advisory vote on Millicom’s remuneration report for the financial year ended on December 31, 2022 (the “2022 Remuneration Report”), pursuant to Article 7ter. of the Luxembourg law of 24 May 2011 on the exercise of certain rights of shareholders at general meetings of listed companies, as amended. The Nomination Committee will consider this advisory vote when reviewing the Director Remuneration Policy, and the Board will consider this advisory vote when reviewing the Senior Management Remuneration Policy in the future and explain in the 2023 remuneration report how this advisory vote was taken into account.
The 2022 Remuneration Report is available on Millicom’s website: https://www.millicom.com/our-company/governance/shareholder-meetings/.
AGM – item 23: SENIOR MANAGEMENT REMUNERATION POLICY
The Board proposes that the AGM resolves on the following guidelines and policy for remuneration and other employment terms for the senior management for the period up to the 2024 AGM.
Compensation philosophy and guidelines:
- Competitive and fair – Levels of pay and benefits to attract and retain the right people.
- Drive the right behaviors – Reward policy and practices that drive behaviors supporting our Company strategy and business objectives.
- Shareholder alignment – Variable compensation plans that support a culture of entrepreneurship and performance and incorporate both short-term and longer-term financial and operational metrics strongly correlated to the creation of shareholder wealth. Long-term incentives are designed to maintain sustained commitment and ensure that the interests of our Global Senior Management Team are aligned with those of our shareholders.
- Pay for performance – Total reward structured around pay in line with performance, providing the opportunity to reward strong corporate and individual performance. A significant proportion of top management’s compensation is variable (at risk) and based on measures of personal and Company performance directly attributable to short-term and long-term value creation.
- Transparency – Millicom is committed to expanding transparency, including disclosure around pay for performance, links to value creation, etc. We are also investing in HR information systems to facilitate measurement and internal communications related to incentive composition, including performance metrics, pay equity, goal setting and pay-for-performance relationships.
- Market competitive and representative remuneration – Compensation is designed to be market competitive and representative of the seniority and importance of roles, responsibilities and geographical locations of individuals (with the majority of the Global Senior Management Team roles located in the U.S.)
- Retention of key talent – Variable compensation plans include a significant portion of share-based compensation, the payout of which is conditional on future employment with the Company for three-year rolling periods, starting on the grant date.
- Executive management to be ‘invested’ – The Global Senior Management Team, through Millicom’s share ownership guidelines, is required to reach and maintain a significant level of personal ownership of Millicom shares.
Objectives of senior management compensation:
- Fixed salary and benefits: to ensure that Millicom can attract, motivate and retain senior management, within the context of Millicom’s international talent pool, which consists of Telecommunications, Media & Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (“FMCG”) companies.
- Short Term Incentives (“STI”): to incentivize senior management to execute strategic plans in operational decision making to achieve short-term performance goals impacting performance and enhancing the value of the Company. In general, 30% of the STI is based on individual performance, and the remaining 70% based on achievement of financial targets, as well as operational targets.
- Long Term Incentives (“LTI”): to align senior management long-term incentives with the long-term interests of shareholders, encouraging long-term value creation, retention and management focus on long-term value and commitment to the Company. LTI payouts are in share units and based on company cumulative aggregate cash flow, and revenue targets approved by the Compensation Committee and the Board, as well as to shareholder return. Millicom emphasizes the “one team” mentality – by maintaining unified goals and objectives in the long-term incentive program for the executive leadership team with the purpose of driving the successful achievement of three-year performance goals designed to enhance long-term value of the Company.
Benchmarking of Executive Management Compensation: For the Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) and Executive Vice Presidents (“EVPs”), compensation is benchmarked against a peer group, which includes: PayPal Holdings, Inc., Lumen Technologies, Inc., DISH Network Corporation, American Tower Corporation, Altice USA, Inc., Sirius XM Holdings Inc., Global Payments Inc., Liberty Latin America Ltd., Frontier Communications Parent, Inc., Telephone and Data Systems, Inc., United States Cellular Corporation, AMC Networks Inc., SBA Communications Corporation and Cable One, Inc.
Senior Management Remuneration Policy
(i) Base salary and benefits
Base annual salaries shall be competitive and based on individual responsibilities and performance. The base salary and other benefits of the CEO are proposed by the Compensation Committee and approved by the Board, and the base salary and benefits of direct reports to the CEO (i.e., EVPs) are proposed by the CEO and approved by the Compensation Committee.
(ii) Variable remuneration
Senior management may receive variable remuneration in addition to base salary. The variable remuneration consists of (a) Short-term Incentives (STI), and (b) Long-term Incentives (LTI).
The amounts and percentages for variable remuneration are based on pre-established goals and targets related to the performance of both Millicom and individual employees, as summarized below and presented in detail in item 24.
During 2022, Millicom completed a rights offering whereby it issued approximately 70 million new shares. As part of that exercise, in order to preserve the unvested value each employee had just before the rights offering, we adjusted (a) the number of unvested shares in in-flight plans and (b) the target price under the market share unit (MSU) plans. As is common practice, we utilized the corresponding TERP (Theoretical Ex-Rights Price) ratio of 1.2737669 for this adjustment. Under IFRS 2, this event did not represent a modification of the plan, and therefore, the additional shares granted to employees did not trigger any additional cost or accounting accrual. Adjustment for the rTSR performance condition should occur automatically. Data providers such as Bloomberg automatically apply a formula to historic share prices and dividends to allow a like-for-like comparison of relative TSR
- Short-term Incentives (STI Telco)
The STI consists of two components: a cash bonus and a restricted share units-based component (the Deferred Share Plan, or “DSP”). For certain Millicom operations, the deferred share component is calculated as deferred cash.
STI performance measures are aligned with Millicom’s strategy to expand broadband, to monetize mobile data, drive convergence, accelerate B2B, go digital and provide the best customer service and experience. These measures, and relative weightings (shown below) are designed to reflect Millicom’s strategic goals of encouraging profitable operations, efficient use of capital, overall growth and customer focus:
- Service Revenue (20%),
- Earnings Before Interest, Tax, Depreciation and Amortization (“EBITDA”) (20%),
- Operating Free Cash Flow after Leases* (“OFCFal”) (20%),
- Relational Net Promoter Score (“rNPS”) (10%), and
- Personal Performance** (30%).
* EBITDA less CAPEX (OCF), less changes in working capital and other non-cash items and taxes paid (OFCF), less lease capital and interest repayments.
** Personal Performance is assessed on achievement of personalized qualitative and quantitative goals aligned to the overall strategy and objectives of the Company.
The DSP seeks to attract and retain management and high-potential employees, by rewarding for past performance and incentivizing longer-term service. It is part of Millicom’s short-term incentive program and as such the Board deems that pro rata vesting (30%/30%/40%) over a three-year period is reasonable in order to achieve the objectives of Millicom’s overall compensation and reward strategy.
For certain Millicom operations, the deferred share component of the STI has been replaced by deferred cash, which is earned and accrues on terms substantially similar to those of the DSP.
Modifications compared to the 2022 STI
For the 2023 STI, the plan structure remained substantially unchanged from 2023, with only an enhancement to the rNPS metric by adding the Competitive Advantage/GAP vs Key Competitor, providing an even clearer picture of the overall customer relationship, relative to the competition.
Eligibility for participation in the DSP component of the STI is limited to members of Millicom’s Global Senior Management, which comprises the CEO, the EVPs, Corporate Vice Presidents (“VPs”), and Country General Managers (“GMs”), plus Corporate Directors, and Country-based Directors reporting directly to Country General Managers (“GM-1”). Additionally, employees designated as being “key talents” or having “critical skills” may be nominated to participate in the DSP (the “DSP Participants”). Currently, 317 individuals are included in this group. Other employees participate in the STI and are eligible to receive a cash bonus, but do not participate in the DSP.
2023 DSP (based on 2022 performance)
Information on the 2023 DSP, including performance measures and payout scales (based on performance in 2022), and the number of share awards to be granted, are described in agenda item 24 below.
2024 DSP (based on 2023 performance)
Millicom has maintained the same overall design for the 2024 DSP. The 2024 DSP share awards will vest (subject to the participant still being employed by Millicom) 30% in Q1 2025, 30% in Q1 2026 and 40% in Q1 2027. The 2024 DSP will be presented for approval at the 2024 AGM, once all final details, including maximum number of share awards to be granted, are known.
- Short-term Incentives (STI MFS)
For our Mobile Financial Services (MFS) business, we have a similar STI plan that also consists of two components: a cash bonus and a restricted share units-based component (the Deferred Share Plan, or “DSP”). In the MFS plan, however, the STI performance measures are different than those used for our Telco business, and more aligned to our Fintech strategy. These measures, and relative weightings are:
For our MFS central team:
(i) Revenue Core (10%),
(ii) Revenue Lending) (10%),
(iii) Digital Users (20%),
(iv) Active Merchants (10%),
(v) Key platform launches (20%), and
(vi) Personal Performance** (30%)
For our operation based MFS teams:
(i) Revenue (20%),
(ii) Digital Users (25%),
(iii) Active Merchants (25%), and
(iv) Personal Performance** (30%)
* Revenue Core (metric for the central team): Includes service revenue from traditional Wallet and OTC services plus Other revenues. Products/Services considered: Bill Payments, Cash IN, Cash Out, P2P transfers, Bulk collections, International and local remittances, merchant payments, access card revenues, micro-insurance.
** Revenue Lending (metric for the central team): Considers service revenue generated by lending products, such as interest performing loans, late interest and management fee.
*** Revenue (metric for the operations): Considers total service revenues regenerated by Mobile Financial Services products, such as: Bill Payments, Cash IN, Cash Out, P2P transfers, Bulk collections, International and local remittances, merchant payments, access card, micro-insurance, lending interests, management fees and other revenues.
****Digital Users (app customer): Is a customer that has participated in any of the mobile financial services using digital cash wallets via APP (Native or Web) in the given period 30 days.
*****Active Merchants: Natural o legal person within the Tigo Money ecosystem that accepts payments for a product or service, credit or payroll services through Tigo Money payment services (e.g. webservice, payment gateway, POS or other bill payment integration, etc.). To be considered Active, a merchant must receive at least one payment/credit/payroll service through Tigo Money in the give period (30 days)
****** Personal Performance is assessed on achievement of personalized qualitative and quantitative goals aligned to the overall strategy and objectives of the Company.
- Long-term Incentive Plan (“LTI”)
The LTI is a performance-based share plan (“PSP”) whereby share awards granted fully vest at the end of a three-year period, subject to achievement against performance measures and fulfillment of conditions. These measures, and their relative weightings, are shown below:
- Service Revenue, with a specific 3-year target (30%),
- Operating cash flow after leases (“OCFaL”), with a specific 3-year target (50%), and
- Relative Total Shareholder Return (“TSR”) vis-a-vis a peer group of companies (10%)
- ESG target achievement (10%)
For certain Millicom operations, this award is calculated as deferred cash, and the components are OCFaL (50%), Service Revenue (40%) and ESG (10%). The 2023 PSP share awards are granted in Q1 of 2023 and will vest, subject to achievement of the performance conditions, at the end of the three-year period ending on December 31, 2025.
Modifications compared to the 2022 LTI
We have included a series of ESG metrics and assigned a 10% of the total target. The five main variables are: Female % D&I – Total Employees, Female % D&I – Leadership, Net Zero / SBTi: Reduction, Women Connected and Teachers Connected.
Eligibility for participation in the LTI is limited to members of Millicom’s Global Senior Management Team (GSMT), which is defined by Millicom’s internal role grading structure and consists of the CEO, EVPs, VPs and GMs. Currently, 38 individuals are included in this group.
2023 PSP (based on 2023-2025 performance)
Information on the 2023 PSP, including performance measures and payout scales (based on performance from 2023 to 2025), and the number of share awards to be granted, is included in agenda item 24 below.
(iii) Other benefits
Other benefits can include, for example, car allowance, medical coverage and, in limited cases, while on an expat assignment, housing allowance, school fees, and home leave.
The Global Senior Management Team is eligible to participate in a global retirement saving plan which also covers death and disability insurance. This global plan is secured through premiums paid to insurance companies. Company contributions to the global defined contribution retirement saving plan range between 10% – 15% of the executive’s base pay.
Notice of termination and severance pay
If the employment of Millicom’s most senior management is terminated, a notice period of up to 12 months could potentially apply.
Other Policies and Practices
The Board regularly reviews best practices in executive compensation and governance and revises policies and practices when appropriate.
Deviations from the policy and guidelines
In special circumstances, the Board may deviate from the above policy and guidelines, including additional variable remuneration in the case of exceptional performance.
Where such deviation relates to the CEO’s remuneration, the Board may temporarily deviate from the above policy and guidelines until the 2024 AGM to ensure the long-term interest and continuity of Millicom or guaranty its viability.
The Board has retained Mercer as its independent compensation consultant. Mercer provides advice, executive benchmarking data and best practices and makes suggestions based on its knowledge of the market.
- – item 24: SHARE-BASED INCENTIVE PLANS
- outlined in the proposed guidelines and policy for senior management remuneration in agenda item 23 above (and the corresponding guidelines approved at the 2022 AGM), variable compensation includes the following share-based incentive plans:
- a short-term Deferred Share Plan (DSP), and
- a three-year Performance Share Plan (PSP).
- is no requirement under Swedish law for Millicom (as a Luxembourg company) to obtain shareholder approval of share-based incentive plans. Nonetheless, following past practice and in alignment with the expectations of Millicom’s shareholders, the Board proposes that the meeting resolves to approve the 2023 DSP, the 2023 PSP and the granting of share awards under both plans, as further described below.
- of the Plans
- Compensation Committee of the Board monitors and evaluates programs for variable remuneration (both ongoing programs and those that have ended during the year), the manner in which the guidelines for remuneration to senior management adopted at the Annual General Meeting have been applied, and the current remuneration structure and levels of remuneration in Millicom. The design of each share-based plan is reviewed each year to ensure that:
- The programs are well aligned with the interest of shareholders;
- The programs are designed to help attract, motivate and retain the competencies needed in Millicom’s senior management; and
- The programs have a positive effect on Millicom’s development and thus are beneficial for both Millicom and its shareholders.
- Compensation Committee determines when an offer for the grant of share awards shall be made, the eligible employees to whom such offer shall be made and the terms governing the offer for the grant of share awards, in accordance with the principles adopted by the AGM. The Compensation Committee shall also have the right to resolve on more detailed terms and conditions in accordance with the Senior Management Remuneration Policy.
- Board approves the detailed terms and conditions of the share-based compensation plans, in accordance with the terms and guidelines set out herein. In connection therewith, the Board is entitled to make adjustments to meet foreign regulations or market conditions, and, in connection with delivery of shares to participants, offer share settlement in order to cover the participant’s tax costs upon vesting.
- Board may make certain other adjustments, including deciding to reduce the delivery of shares for all participants, or for certain categories of participants covered by the 2023 PSP and 2023 DSP, if material changes occur within Millicom or in the market that, in the Board’s assessment, mean that the terms and conditions for the allotment of shares under the plans no longer fulfil the main objectives of the plans.
- of the Proposal
- ‘s Compensation Committee has prepared the 2023 DSP and the 2023 PSP in consultation with external advisors. The plans have been reviewed at meetings of the Compensation Committee in 2022 and in the first months of 2023.
- Proposed 2023 DSP (based on 2022 performance)
The proposed 2023 DSP is based on a target percentage of the annual base salary of each participant and the performance related to the 2022 financial year. Each share unit granted carries a non-transferable right to receive one share in Millicom on the relevant vesting date. Eligibility for participation in the 2023 DSP is described in item 23.
STI compensation is calculated as Base Salary X a pre-determined % of base salary X plan performance.
Performance measures (based on 2022 performance) and payout scale
Performance is measured on the extent to which performance targets (group, regional, or country level as applicable to each individual) are achieved, as follows:
|Performance measure||% of the DSP|
|Service revenue (SR)||20%|
|EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization)||20%|
|OFCFaL (Operating Free Cash Flow after Leases)||20%|
|tNPS (transactional net promoter score)||10%|
Payout is based on a linear scale with minimum, target and maximum achievement of performance measures (except personal performance) as follows:
|Achievement less than 95% of target||0%|
|Achievement at 100% of target||100%|
|Achievement at or above 104% (SR), 106% (EBITDA), 107% (OFCFaL) and/or 110% (tNPS) of target||200%|
Personal performance is based on the rating scale below, whereby employees rated “does not meet” do not receive any STI compensation, and employees rated ‘partially meets’ are not eligible to participate in the 2023 DSP.
|Performance rating||Does not meet||Partially meets||Meets||Exceeds||Exceptionally Exceeds|
|Payout||0%||15% on cash component.
0% on share component.
Payment / vesting
If the AGM approves the 2023 DSP, and thereby the granting of share awards to the DSP Participants, the STI is paid in cash and in DSP shares: for senior leaders 30% / 70% at the top and 40% / 60% at the lower end, and for the other employees is paid 50 % cash 50% DSP shares. For employees not participating in the DSP, or to the extent that the DSP is not approved by the AGM, the STI (including the portion that would have been provided as shares) will be a cash bonus. The share awards will vest (generally subject to the participant still being employed by Millicom) 30% in Q1 2024, 30% in Q1 2025 and 40% in Q1 2026.
Grant of share awards
2,358,514 share units were granted, conditional on AGM approval as per the above, under the DSP plan in Q1 2023, representing approximately 1.4% of the outstanding shares and outstanding votes.
(ii) Proposed 2023 PSP
The proposed 2023 PSP represents 100% of the 2023 LTI and rewards PSP Participants based on performance measures achieved between 2023 and 2025. Each share unit granted as part of the 2023 PSP, carries a non-transferable right to receive one share in Millicom on the relevant vesting date. Eligibility for participation in the 2023 PSP is described in item 23.
The number of PSP share units per participant is based on seniority and ranges from 35% to 315% at target (for the CEO) of base annual salary (as of January 1, 2023) as follows:
|Seniority||% of base annual salary (range)|
|Country General Managers and Corporate Vice Presidents||35%-70%|
|CEO and Executive Management Team||85%-315%|
Each PSP share unit will vest as one Millicom share, subject to the achievement of the following performance measures:
|Performance measure||% of the PSP|
|OCFaL, with a specific 3-year target from 2023 to 2025||50%|
|Service Revenue, with a specific 3-year target from 2023 to 2025||30%|
|Relative Total Shareholder Return (“TSR”) vis-a-vis a peer group* of companies over the period from January 1, 2023 to December 31, 2025||10%|
* The peer group used for assessment of the Relative Total Shareholder Return consists of America Movil, TIM Brazil, TEF Brazil, Entel Chile, LiLac, Telecom Argentina, Grupo Televisa and Megacable
The following linear payout scale is applied to the OCFaL and Service Revenue performance measures, with a zero payout for achievement less than 80%, a 100% payout for 100% achievement (“Target”) and a 200% payout for 120% or more achievement (“Maximum”):
|OCFaL, Service Revenue and ESG achievement||<80%||90%||95%||100%||105%||110%||115%||120%|
The following linear payout scale is applied to the Relative TSR performance measure:
|Relative TSR (median)||<100%||100%||105%||110%||115%||120%|
In addition, participants who receive a ‘does not meet’ performance rating are not eligible to participate in the PSP in the following year.
Payment / vesting
The share awards vest after a three-year vesting period, in Q1 2026, subject to achievement of performance measures and the participant being employed by Millicom at the time of vesting.
Grant of share awards
A maximum of 1,696,732 share units are granted under the 2023 PSP plan representing approximately 1.0% of the outstanding shares and votes.
Share ownership requirements
Participants in the PSP are subject to Millicom’s Share Ownership Policy, which requires them to hold all shares vested (post tax) under either the PSP or the DSP and maintain the following minimum levels of share ownership:
|Seniority||% of base annual salary|
|CFO and Senior EVPs||200%|
Accounting, cost and maximum number of shares
Both the DSP and PSP are accounted for in accordance with IFRS 2, which requires the cost of share awards to be recorded as employee costs in the income statement over the vesting period, based on the number of shares expected to vest and the fair value of those shares. Elements specific to each plan are as follows:
(i) 2023 DSP
No expense is recognized for DSP share awards that do not ultimately vest. Vesting of the shares is not dependent on market conditions. The number of shares that may vest, approximate cost and percentage of outstanding shares (based on a share price of USD 19.64) are as follows:
|Shares that may vest||Approximate cumulative three-year cost (USD)||% of outstanding shares|
|At Maximum||2,358,514||46.3 million||1.4%|
Using the grant price, of $12.52, the cost is USD 29.5 million
The costs and dilution are expected to have only a marginal effect on key ratios of Millicom.
Information on performance of the 2023 STI and on the 2024 DSP grant will be presented in Millicom’s 2023 Annual Report.
(ii) 2023 PSP
No expense is recognized for share awards that do not ultimately vest, except for PSP share awards where vesting is conditional upon a market condition, which are treated as vested regardless of whether or not the market conditions are satisfied, provided that all other performance conditions are satisfied.
The cost of the 2023 PSP is allocated over the vesting period and is calculated in two distinct components as follows:
- As the TSR measure is based on market conditions, the fair value of the share units in the PSP requires adjustment for future market-based conditions. For this, a specific valuation was performed on the grant date based on the probability of the TSR conditions being met (including the extent to which they are expected to be met) and the expected payout based upon leaving conditions.
- The Service Revenue, OCFaL and ESG performance components are non-market measures which are considered together with a leaving (forfeiture) estimate and based initially on a target fulfilment expectation.
The number of shares that may vest, approximate cost and percentage of outstanding shares (based on a share price of USD 19.64) are as follows:
|Shares that may vest||Approximate cumulative three-year cost (USD)||% of outstanding shares|
|At Target||848,366||17.0 million||0.5%|
|At Maximum||1,696,732||34.1 million||1.0%|
Using the grant price, of $12.52, the cost is USD 10.6 million at target and USD 21.2 million at maximum
Cost and dilution are expected to have only a marginal effect on key ratios of Millicom.
Information about the performance results and the outcome of the 2023 PSP will be presented in Millicom’s 2025 Annual Report.
Hedging arrangements and delivery of shares
The undertaking to deliver shares to the participants in the 2023 DSP and 2023 PSP will be fulfilled either by Millicom transferring its own treasury shares or, if required, by acquiring and transferring shares or issuing new shares.
Delivery of shares, subject to the terms of conditions of the plans, will be made free of charge.
Information regarding other incentive programs in Millicom
Please refer to the 2022 Annual Report and the Company’s website http://www.millicom.com, for further information regarding all Millicom’s on-going share or share price-related incentive programs.
EGM- item 1: CHAIR OF THE EGM
Millicom’s Board proposes, in line with the Nomination Committee proposal for the AGM to be held on the same day, Mr. Alexander Koch, attorney at law (Avocat à la Cour/Rechtsanwalt), with professional address in Luxembourg, to preside over the EGM.
In case of absence of Mr. Alexander Koch, the chair of the Board of Directors of Millicom or, in the absence of the chair of the Board of Directors, any member of the Board of Directors present at the EGM, shall be empowered to appoint from amongst the persons present at the EGM the individual that will preside over the EGM.
The +chair of the EGM shall be empowered to appoint the other members of the Bureau (i.e., the Secretary and the Scrutineer) amongst the persons present or virtually present at the meeting.
EGM- items 2 – 4: INCREASE OF AUTHORIZED SHARE CAPITAL AND RENEWAL OF THE AUTHORISATION GRANTED TO THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS TO ISSUE NEW SHARES
The Board proposes to increase the authorized share capital from three hundred million United States Dollars (USD 300,000,000) divided into two hundred million (200,000,000) shares with a par value of one dollar fifty cents (USD 1.50) each, to three hundred and seventy-five million United States Dollars (USD 375,000,000) divided into two hundred and fifty million (250,000,000) shares with a par value of one dollar fifty cents (USD 1.50) each. The proposed increase in the authorized capital is to maintain the ratio between authorized and issued share capital within market practice, following the additional shares issued in the context of the rights offerings on 17 and 28 June 2022.
Furthermore, the five-year term of the existing authorization to the Board of Directors to increase the outstanding corporate capital within the limits of the authorized capital by issuing new shares is set to expire on 4 May 2023. The Board of Directors proposes the EGM renew this authorization until 31 May 2028, under the limits set out hereafter.
The Board of Directors also proposes to remove or limit the preferential subscription right of the shareholders when issuing new shares under the authorized capital. The power of the Board of Directors to remove or limit the preferential subscription right of the shareholders when issuing new shares under the authorized capital shall be capped to a maximum of new shares representing 10% of the then outstanding shares (including shares held in treasury by the Company itself).
The Board of Directors prepared a report to the general meeting of shareholders in accordance with article 420-26 (5) of the 1915 Law, to inform the general meeting of shareholders of the reasons that motivate the increase of the authorized share capital and the removal or limitation of the preferential subscription rights.
The amended article 5 of the articles of association of the Company shall read as follows:
Article 5. Corporate Capital.
“The Company has an authorized capital of three hundred and seventy five million United States Dollars (USD 375,000,000) divided into two hundred and fifty million (250,000,000) shares with a par value of one United States dollar fifty cents (USD 1.50) each. The Company has an issued capital of two hundred fifty-eight million one hundred forty-four thousand four hundred fifty-seven United States dollars and fifty cents (USD 258,144,457.50) represented by one hundred seventy-two million ninety-six thousand three hundred and five (172,096,305) shares with a par value of one United States dollar and fifty cents (USD 1.50) each, fully paid-in.
The authorized capital of the Company may be increased or reduced by a resolution of the shareholders of the Company (the “Shareholder(s)”) adopted in the manner required by the Law for amendment of these Articles.
The Board is authorized and empowered to:
(i) realize any increase of the issued capital within the limits of the authorized capital in one or several successive tranches, by issuing of new shares, against payment in cash or in kind, by conversion of claims, integration of distributable reserves or premium reserves, or in any other manner;
(ii) determine the place and date of the issue or the successive issues, the issue price, the terms and conditions of the subscription of and paying up on the new shares; and
(iii) remove or limit the preferential subscription right of the Shareholders in case of issue of shares against payment in cash to a maximum of new shares representing 10% of the then outstanding shares (including shares held in treasury by the Company itself).
This authorization is valid until 31 May 2028, and it may be renewed by an extraordinary general meeting of the Shareholders for those shares of the authorized corporate capital which up to then will not have been issued by the Board.
Following each increase of the corporate capital realized and duly stated in the form provided for by the Law, the first paragraph of this article 5 will be modified so as to reflect the actual increase; such modification will be recorded in authentic form by the Board or by any person duly authorized and empowered by it for this purpose.
EGM – item 5: FULL RESTATEMENT OF THE COMPANY’S ARTICLES OF ASSOCIATION
It is proposed to fully restate the Articles incorporating the above changes approved at the EGM.
The draft restated articles of association of the Company are available on the Company’s website.
Board of Directors April 21, 2023
The personal data of SDR holders and shareholders collected from the SDR/share register, notification of attendance to the AGM and EGM as well as information regarding representatives and advisors will be used for registration, drawing up of voting list for the AGM and EGM and, where applicable, minutes from the AGM and EGM. The personal data will be processed in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council).
For more information, please contact:
Patrick Gill, Company Secretary
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Michel Morin, VP Investor Relations
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Millicom (NASDAQ U.S.: TIGO, Nasdaq Stockholm: TIGO_SDB) is a leading provider of fixed and mobile telecommunications services in Latin America. Through our TIGO® and Tigo Business® brands, we provide a wide range of digital services and products, including TIGO Money for mobile financial services, TIGO Sports for local entertainment, TIGO ONEtv for pay TV, high-speed data, voice, and business-to-business solutions such as cloud and security. As of December 31, 2022, Millicom employed approximately 19,300 people and provided mobile and fiber-cable services through its digital highways to more than 45 million customers, with a fiber-cable footprint over 13 million homes passed. Founded in 1990, Millicom International Cellular S.A. is headquartered in Luxembourg. For more information, visit millicom.com. Connect with Millicom on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
1 However, notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, the Bureau of the AGM/EGM shall have the discretionary power to exceptionally accept the voting of a shareholder or SDR holder at the AGM/EGM, even if the relevant proxy or notification form have a formal deficiency or was received after the deadlines contained herein.
- Convening Notice for AGM and EGM of Shareholders 2023_
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