Articles of association
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1. Company name
The Company’s name is Readly lnternational AB (publ).
2. Registered office
The registered office of the board of directors shall be in the municipality of Stockholm, county of Stockholm.
3. Business activities
The company shall, by itself or via subsidiaries, conduct consulting business within the areas internet (production and maintenance of web sites and data bases), advertising, media and communication (production and distribution and sales of digital printed matters such as newspapers and magazines), hold and administrate financial instruments and other assets, as well as conduct other business activities related thereto.
4. Share capital
The share capital shall be no less that SEK 873,000 and no more than SEK 3 492,000.
5. Number of shares
The number of shares shall be no less than 29,100,000 and no more than 116,400,000.
6. Share classes
Shares can be issued in five different classes, ordinary shares, preference shares A, preference shares A1, preference shares B and preference shares C. In each class a maximum of 100 % of the shares in the company may be issued.
All shares shall carry one vote.
The holders of preference shares A, preference shares A1, preference shares B and preference shares C shall in preference to any and all other holders of ordinary shares be entitled to receive dividends in accordance with the principles as set forth in section 7 below.
7. Liquidation preference
In the event (i) a substantial part of the company’s assets are disposed of, as for example a sale of one or several subsidiaries, or (ii) the company is liquidated or wound up ((i)- (ii) a "Disposal Event"), dividend or value transfer shall be allocated in the following order:
a) Holders of preference shares A, preference shares A1, preference shares B and preference shares C shall in preference to the holders of ordinary shares, but pari passu with all preference shares, receive an amount per preference share equal to the greater of (i) the subscription price per share paid for the preference share at subscription, whereof 170 SEK has been paid for preference A shares, 86 SEK for preference A1 shares, 155 SEK for preference B shares and 164 SEK for preference shares , plus the amount of any declared but unpaid dividends on such preference share or (ii) the amount per share that holder of a preference share would have received if all preference shares been converted to ordinary shares immediately prior to the Disposal Event and the distribution of proceeds is based on share of ownership in the company.
b) In the event of a surplus after the preference shares have received the full amounts to which they are entitled as specified in a) above, such surplus shall be distributed pro rata among the holders of ordinary shares.
In the event dividends have been distributed to the holders of preference shares in accordance with section 6 above prior to a Disposal Event (in preference to holders of ordinary shares), the liquidation preference set forth above shall be adjusted as if such distribution of dividends constituted the proceeds from the Disposal Event.
8. Preferential right
If the company resolves to issue shares of one or several classes, through a cash issue or through an issue with set-off payment, all shareholders shall have preferential rights to subscribe for new shares pro-rata to the number of shares previously held by them irrespective of share class (equal preference).
If the company resolves ta issue warrants or convertibles, through a cash issue or through an issue with set-off payment, the shareholders shall enjoy preferential rights to subscribe for new warrants as if the issue contained such shares that may be subscribed for through exercise of the warrants and/or preferential rights to subscribe for convertibles as if the issue contained such shares that the convertibles may be converted into.
The above shall not limit the right to resolve upon a cash issue or upon an issue with set-off payment, with deviation from the shareholders’ preferential rights.
In the event of a bonus issue, new shares of each class shall be issued pro-rata to the number of shares of the same class previously issued. In this connection, the owners of old shares of a certain class shall have preferential right to new shares of the same class. This shall not restrict the possibility of issuing new shares of a new class by means of a bonus issue, following the required amendment to the articles of association.
9. Conversion right
The holders of preference shares (A, A1, B and C) shall upon request be entitled to convert such preference shares into ordinary shares at any time. Request for conversion shall be made in writing to the board of directors of the company and shall contain a statement as to the requested number of shares to be converted. The board of directors shall, without delay, file the conversion for registration and the conversion shall become effective when registration of the conversion has been made with the Swedish Companies Registration Office and in the company’s share register kept by Euroclear Sweden.
Upon completion (the day the shares are listed for the first lime) of an IPO (as defined below), each preference share (A, A1, B and C) shall automatically be converted to an ordinary share, without any additional action by the holder. The board of directors shall immediately after such completion file the conversion for registration and the conversion shall become effective when registration of the conversion has been made with the Swedish Companies Registration Office and in the company’s share register kept by Euroclear Sweden. An "IPO" means that the shares in the company becomes subject to a public and organized trade on a stock exchange or similar marketplace for financial instruments.
10. Board and auditor
The board of directors shall consist of 3-10 ordinary members.
One or two ordinary auditors shall be appointed, with or without a deputy auditor.
Notice of shareholders' meetings must be given by advertising in the Swedish Official Gazette (Post och Inrikes Tidningar) and made available at the company's website. That the notice has been given must be advertised in Dagens Industri.
12. Advance notification of participation in general meeting of shareholders
Shareholders who wish to participate in a general meeting of shareholders must be included in a trascript or other representation of the entire shareholders' register not later than five business days prior to the general meeting and have to give notice to the company of their participation not later than at 1600 on such day that is stipulated in the notice convening the general meeting of shareholders. Such day must not be a Sunday or other public holiday, Saturday, Midsummer Eve, Christmas Eve or New Year’s Eve and must not fall prior the day falling five weekdays prior to the general meeting. Shareholders may be accompanied by one or two assistants provided that the shareholder has so notified the company in accordance with the previous paragraph.
13. Matters of the annual general meeting
At the annual general meeting, the following items shall be considered:
1. Opening of the meeting.
2. Election of chairman of the meeting
3. Preparation and approval of the voting list.
4. Election of one person to certify the minutes.
5. Examination of whether the meeting has been properly convened.
6. Approval of the agenda.
7. Presentation of the annual report and the auditors' report and the group annual report and
the group auditor's report.
8. Resolutions regarding:
a) adoption of income statement and balance sheet and the group income statement and the
group balance sheet,
b) decision regarding the profit or loss of the company in accordance with the adopted
c) discharge from liability of the board of directors and the managing director.
9. Determination of the number of directors and auditors.
10.Determination of fees to the board of directors and to the auditors.
11. Election of the board of directors and auditors.
12. Any other matter to be dealt with by the meeting according to the Swedish Companies Act
(SFS 2005:551) or the articles of association.
14. Financial year
The financial year of the company shall be the calendar year.
15. Central Securities Depository registration
A shareholder or nominee that is registered in the share register and a CSD register on the record
date, in accordance with Ch. 4 the Central Securities Depositories and Financial Instruments
Accounts Act (SFS 1998:1479), or registered in a CSD account pursuant to Ch. 4 Sec. 18 first § item
6-8 of the aforementioned act, is deemed to have the right to exercise the rights stipulated in Ch. 4
Sec. 39 the Swedish Companies Act (SFS 2005:551)