Resolutions taken by the annual general meeting of SATO Corporation

8 March 2017

SATO Corporation, Decisions of general meeting, 8th March 2017 at 1:40 pm

Adoption of financial statements and discharge from liability
On 8 March 2017 the Annual General Meeting of SATO Corporation adopted the company's financial statements for the financial year of 1 January to 31 December 2016 and discharged the members of the Board of Directors and the President and CEO from liability for the 2016 financial year.

Board of Directors
A resolution was made to set the number of members of the Board of Directors of SATO Corporation at seven.

The Annual General Meeting elected Erik Selin to serve as Chairman of the Board. Members Marcus Hansson, Jukka Hienonen, Esa Lager, Tarja Pääkkönen and Timo Stenius were re-elected to the Board, and Hans Spikker was elected to the Board as a new member. 

KPMG Oy Ab, a firm of authorised public accountants, was re-elected auditor.

Dividend distribution ** **
The Annual General Meeting decided that SATO Corporation will not distribute any dividend for year 2016.

For more information please contact:

Saku Sipola, President and CEO, phone +358 201 34 4001 or +358 40 551 5953
Markku Honkasalo, CFO, phone +358 201 34 4226 and +358 50 598 8728 

SATO is one of Finland's leading rental housing providers. SATO's aim is to offer comprehensive alternatives in rental housing and an excellent customer experience. SATO holds roughly 25,300 apartments in Finland's largest growth centres and in St Petersburg.

In our operations, we promote sustainable development and initiative-taking, and work in open interaction with our stakeholders to create added value. We operate profitably and with a long-term view. We increase the value of our housing property through investments, divestments and repair work.

SATO Group's net sales in 2016 were €318.0 million, operating profit €267.2 million and profit before taxes €219.4 million. SATO's investment properties have a value of roughly €3.4 billion.