Shares and shareholders
HKScan Group's registered and fully paid-up share capital at the beginning and end of 2015 was EUR 66 820 528. The total number of shares issued was 55 026 522, and it was divided into two share series as follows: A Shares, 49 626 522 (90.19 per cent of the total number of shares) and K Shares 5 400 000 (9.81 per cent). The A Shares are quoted on the Nasdaq Helsinki. The K Shares are held by LSO Osuuskunta (4 735 000 shares) and Sveriges Djurbönder ek.för. (665 000 shares) and are not listed.
According to the Articles of Association, each A Share conveys one vote, and each K Share 20 votes. Each share gives equal entitlement to a dividend. The shares have no nominal value.
HKScan’s market capitalization at the end of the year stood at EUR 205.6 (176.5) million based on the closing price of the last trading day of the period. The Series A shares had a market value of EUR 185.1 (158.8) million, and the unlisted Series K shares EUR 20.6 (17.7) million correspondingly.
In 2015, a total of 17 320 850 of the company’s shares, with a total value of EUR 87 878 712, were traded. The highest price quoted was EUR 6.26 and the lowest EUR 3.24. The average price was EUR 5.07. At the end of 2015, the closing price was EUR 3.81.
At the end of 2015, the shareholder register maintained by Euroclear Finland Ltd included 12 558 (11 423) shareholders. Nominee-registered and foreign shareholders held 24.9 (20.1) per cent of the company's shares.
NOTIFICATIONS ON CHANGES IN HOLDINGS
HKScan did not receive any notifications on changes in holdings in 2015.
At the beginning and end of the financial year 2015, HKScan held 1 053 734 treasury A Shares. At the end of 2015, they had a market value of EUR 4.01 million and accounted for 1.92 per cent of all shares and 0.67 per cent of all votes.
Share-based incentive scheme
1) Incentive plan for 2013-2015 and its conditions are described in detail in the stock exchange release dated 20 December 2012.
2) Incentive plan 2016 for the Group key personnel was published on 18 December 2015 in a stock exchange release. The plan covers one performance period, year 2016. The potential reward from the performance period will be based on the HKScan Group’s Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization (EBITDA) and Earnings per Share (EPS).
Rewards from the performance period will be paid partly in the Company’s A series shares and partly in cash as follows: 50 per cent pay-out in 2017 and 50 per cent pay out in 2018. The cash proportion is intended to cover taxes and tax-related costs arising from the rewards to the key personnel. No reward will be paid, if the key employee’s employment or service ends before reward payment. The plan is directed to 37 people. The rewards to be paid on basis of the performance period are a maximum approximate total of 366 000 HKScan Corporation series A shares and cash payment corresponding to the value of such shares.
Shareholding of the Board of Directors and the President and CEO
At the end of 2015, members of the Board of Directors and the company’s President and CEO and his deputy, as well as their related parties owned a total of 79 770 A Shares, corresponding to 0.14 per cent of the total number of shares and 0.05 per cent of the votes.