LUKA KOPER, d.d., Koper
Shareholders endorse special audit
At Friday's 15th Meeting of Luka Koper d.d.'s General Assembly, shareholders were informed as to the resignation of Mr Marjan Bezjak from the Supervisory Board, and the appointment of a special auditor to corroborate Company operations, as listed in the agenda of the Call for a General Assembly. Some 10 million of the total of 14 million shares were represented at the Assembly, and a 95% majority vote endorsed PricewaterhouseCoopers Ljubljana as the special auditor. Thus the shareholders endorsed the counter-proposal by KAD and SOD received at the Company's registered office yesterday, and rejected the original submission of the Republic of Slovenia, KAD and SOD that proposed Ljubljana-based BDO EOS Revizija as the auditor. The counter-proposal made by the Luka Koper Crane Operators' Trade Union (SŽPD) - i.e. ABC Revizija auditors from Ljubljana - was also rejected.
The General Assembly's Chairman, Mr Boris Marčič, did not include in the agenda the proposal received by the Management Board on 16th March 2009. Said proposal, by the Republic of Slovenia, which was not submitted in due time, was related to a more restrictive determination of attendance fees and remunerations of the President and Supervisory Board members.
In addition, the General Assembly agenda did not include the proposal related to Statute amendments made by the Luka Koper Crane Operators' Trade Union (SŽPD). This proposal was submitted in due time; however, due to the fact that it fails to meet the second condition from Paragraph 1 of Article 298 of the Companies Act RS (i.e. the agenda items can only be proposed by company shareholders whose total stake amount to at least 5 % of total share capital), it was not included.
This information will be available on company's website www.luka-kp.si from 23rd March 2009 onwards.
Date: 23. 3. 2009