Fiskars Corporation Stock exchange release March 16, 2009 at 5 p.m. Fiskars Annual General Meeting of shareholders 2009 The Annual General Meeting of shareholders approved the financial statements for 2008 on March 16, 2009. It was decided to pay a dividend of 0.50 euro per share for A-shares and 0.48 euro per share for K-shares. The record date for the dividend is March 19, 2009. The dividend will be paid on March 26, 2009. The members of the Board and the President were discharged from liability for the financial year 2008. It was decided that the number of Board members be nine. Mr. Kaj-Gustaf Bergh, Mr. Alexander Ehrnrooth, Mr. Paul Ehrnrooth, Mr. Ralf Böer, Ms. Ilona Ervasti-Vaintola, Mr. Gustaf Gripenberg, Mr. Karl Grotenfelt, Mr. Karsten Slotte and Mr. Jukka Suominen were elected. The term of the Board members will expire at the end of the Annual General Meeting in 2010. The Meeting approved the following unchanged fees to the members of the Board of Directors: - To the ordinary members 35,000 euros/year - To the vice chairman 50,000 euros/year - To the chairman 65,000 euros/year - In addition, per Board and Committee meeting attended, each member will be paid 550 euros, the Chairman will be paid 1,100 euros and the Chairman of the Audit Committee will be paid 1,100 euros per Audit Committee meeting attended. KPMG Oy Ab was elected auditor and they nominated Mr. Mauri Palvi as responsible auditor. It was decided to pay the auditors' fees as invoiced. The Annual General Meeting decided to authorize the Board to acquire the company's own shares, with the company's distributable equity, no more than 2,700,000 of series A and no more than 1,100,000 of series K shares. The share price will be no higher than the highest price paid for the shares of Fiskars Corporation in public trading at the time of purchase. This authorization shall remain in force until the end of the next Annual General Meeting. The Annual General Meeting decided to authorize the Board to decide to convey company's own shares a maximum of 2,700,000 of series A shares and a maximum of 1,100,000 of series K shares. The Board may decide on the conveyance of the shares otherwise than in proportion to the shareholders' pre-emptive subscription rights. This authorization shall remain in force until the end of the next Annual General Meeting. Convening after the Annual General Meeting, the Board elected Kaj-Gustaf Bergh its chairman and Alexander Ehrnrooth and Paul Ehrnrooth vice chairmen. The Board decided to establish an Audit Committee, a Compensation Committee and a Nomination Committee. The Board appointed Gustaf Gripenberg chairman of the Audit Committee and its other members Ilona Ervasti-Vaintola, Alexander Ehrnrooth, Paul Ehrnrooth and Karsten Slotte. The Board appointed Kaj-Gustaf Bergh chairman of the Compensation Committee and its other members Ralf Böer, Karl Grotenfelt and Jukka Suominen. The Board appointed Kaj-Gustaf Bergh chairman of the Nomination Committee and its other members Alexander Ehrnrooth and Paul Ehrnrooth. FISKARS CORPORATION Kari Kauniskangas President and CEO Fiskars is a leading global supplier of consumer products for the home, garden and outdoors. The group has a strong portfolio of trusted international brands including Fiskars, Iittala, Gerber, Silva, and Buster. Associated company, Wärtsilä Corporation, is also an important part of the group, and forms one of Fiskars' operating segments, together with the Americas, EMEA, and Other. Founded in 1649 and listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki, Fiskars is Finland's oldest company. Fiskars recorded net sales of EUR 697 million in 2008, and employs some 4,100 people. www.fiskars.fi
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