FISKARS CORPORATION STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE February 14, 2006, 7.15 p.m. NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING The shareholders of Fiskars Corporation are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting scheduled at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, March 20, 2006. The meeting will be held at Finlandia Hall in the Helsinki Hall, Mannerheimintie 13 e, Helsinki. Entrance from Mannerheimintie - door M3 and from Karamzininkatu - door K3. The following matters will be on the agenda: 1. The matters referred to in Article 14 of the Articles of Association 2. The Board of Directors' proposal for an authorization to the Board of Directors to acquire the Company's own shares The Board proposes that the General Meeting authorize the Board to acquire the company's own shares altogether no more than 7,751,019, of which no more than 5,494,449 are series A shares and no more than 2,256,570 are series K shares, taking into consideration the provisions of the Companies Act regarding the maximum amount of own shares that the Company is allowed to possess. The proposed amount corresponds to nearly 10 percent of the share capital of the company's total share capital or voting rights. The shares may be acquired only in public trading, whereby they are acquired at the prevailing market price and in another proportion than to the shareholders' holdings. The authorization may be used to acquire shares to be used as consideration in future mergers and acquisitions or industrial reorganizations or for the development of the capital structure of the company, or as part of its management incentive system. The Board may also propose that the share capital be decreased by invalidation of acquired shares. This authorization shall remain in force for one year from the resolution of the Annual General Meeting. 3. The Board of Directors' proposal for an authorization to the Board of Directors to convey the Company's own shares The Board proposes that the General Meeting authorize the Board to convey a maximum of 5,494,449 of series A shares and a maximum of 2,256,570 of series K shares acquired by the company. The Board shall be authorized to determine to whom and in what order the company's own shares shall be conveyed. The Board may decide on the conveyance of the shares otherwise than in proportion to the shareholders' pre-emptive subscription rights. The Board shall decide on the conveyance price of the shares and on the other terms related to their conveyance, and the shares may be conveyed for other consideration than cash. The authorization includes the right to set the principles used to determine the conveyance price. The shares may be conveyed as consideration in future mergers and acquisitions or industrial reorganizations or for the development of the capital structure of the company, or as part of its management incentive system. The shares may be conveyed also through public trading. This authorization shall remain in force for one year from the resolution of the Annual General Meeting. Information Copies of the financial statements and the proposals of the Board of Directors will be available for shareholders for inspection as of March 13, 2006 at Fiskars Corporation's head office at Mannerheimintie 14 A, Helsinki. The Annual Report 2005 is also available on the corporate web site www.fiskars.fi. Copies of the documents will be mailed to shareholders upon request. Right to attend the meeting A shareholder who on March 10, 2006 is registered as shareholder in the shareholders' register of the company maintained by Finnish Central Securities Depository Limited has the right to attend the General Meeting. In order to enable participation at the General Meeting, nominee registered shareholders shall contact the relevant account holder so that a temporary registration per March 10, 2006 can be made in the shareholders' register. Notification of participation Shareholders wishing to attend the General Meeting shall notify the company of their intention to participate not later than Thursday, March 16, 2006 by 4.00 p.m. - on the Fiskars Corporation web site www.fiskars.fi - by letter to Fiskars Corporation, P.O. Box 235, 00101 Helsinki, Finland, or - by phone Monday-Friday between 8.00 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. at telephone +358 9 6188 6231. The notification shall arrive by the end of the said notification period. Please forward possible proxies to the postal address given above prior to the expiry of the notification period. Election of the members of the Board of Directors In relation to the election of the Board of Directors the Board members Mr. Göran J. Ehrnrooth and Mr. Mikael von Frenckell have made known that they will not be available. Shareholders representing more than 30% of all the Fiskars Corporation votes propose to the Annual General Meeting the number of members of the Board of Directors to be seven and the following individuals to be elected to the Board: Mr. Kaj-Gustaf Bergh, Mr. Alexander Ehrnrooth, Mr. Paul Ehrnrooth, Ms. Ilona Ervasti-Vaintola, Mr. Gustaf Gripenberg, Mr. Karl Grotenfelt and Mr. Olli Riikkala. All the individuals above have given their consent to the election and have stated as their intention, should they be elected, to nominate Mr. Olli Riikkala Chairman and to nominate two Deputy Chairmen, Mr. Alexander Ehrnrooth and Mr. Paul Ehrnrooth. Nomination Committee's proposal for Auditors The above mentioned group of shareholders also proposes that KPMG Oy Ab, Authorized Public Accountants firm, authorized by the Central Chamber of Commerce of Finland, be appointed the company's auditors. KPMG Oy Ab has given its consent to being so appointed. Dividend The Board of Directors proposes to the General Meeting that a dividend of EUR 0.45 per share of series A and EUR 0.43 per share of series K be paid for the financial period that ended on December 31, 2005. The dividend will be paid to shareholders who are registered in the shareholders' register maintained by Finnish Central Securities Depository Limited on the record date, which is March 23, 2006. The dividend payment date proposed by the Board is March 30, 2006. Helsinki, February 14, 2006 Board of Directors Fiskars Corporation Maija Elenius Leena Kahila-Bergh Vice President, Vice President, Corporate Controller Corporate Communications
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