Ilkka Herlin re-elected as Chairman of the Board of Cargotec Corporation
2/28/2006 2:25 PM|
Stock Exchange Release, February 28, 2006 at 3.30 p.m. Finnish time
Cargotec's Board of Directors elected in the Annual General Meeting has in its organizing meeting elected Ilkka Herlin to continue as Chairman of the Board and Henrik Ehrnrooth to continue as Deputy Chairman. Cargotec's Senior Executive Vice President and CFO Kari Heinistö will continue as secretary to the Board of Directors.
Two permanent committees assist Cargotec's Board of Directors in its work. The Board of Directors elected among its members Ilkka Herlin, Peter Immonen and Karri Kaitue as members of the Audit Committee. Karri Kaitue was elected by the Board to continue as Chairman of the Audit Committee. Board members Carl-Gustaf Bergström (as of May 1, 2006), Tapio Hakakari, Ilkka Herlin and Peter Immonen were elected to the Nomination and Compensation Committee. Ilkka Herlin was elected by the Board to continue as chairman of the Nomination and Compensation Committee.
The Board of Directors also reviewed the independence of its members as defined in the corporate governance recommendation of the Helsinki Stock Exchange. The Board of Directors stated that its members are except for Carl-Gustaf Bergström independent of the company and except for Ilkka Herlin independent of significant shareholders of the company.
Senior Executive Vice President and CFO
SVP, IR and Communications
For further information, please contact:
Kari Heinistö, Senior Executive Vice President and CFO, tel. +358 (0)204 55 4542
Eeva Mäkelä, SVP, Investor Relations and Communications, tel. +358 (0)204 55 4281
Cargotec Corporation is the world's leading provider of cargo handling solutions, which are used in local transportation, terminals, ports, distribution centers, and ships. Cargotec's operations are divided into three strong, global business areas: Hiab, Kalmar, and MacGREGOR, each of which is the market leader in its own segment. In 2005 Cargotec's net sales exceeded EUR 2.3 billion. The company employs some 7,500 people and has activities in more than 160 countries. Cargotec's class B shares are listed on the Helsinki Stock Exchange.