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Update on second quarter 2021 financial results and audiocast details for 28 July 2021

Update on second quarter 2021 financial results and audiocast details for 28 July 2021

14 July 2021

Lundin Energy AB (Lundin Energy) will publish its financial report for the second quarter 2021 on Wednesday, 28 July 2021. For the second quarter 2021, Lundin Energy will expense pre-tax exploration and appraisal costs of approximately MUSD 119 and recognise a net foreign exchange gain of approximately MUSD 45.

Exploration and appraisal costs
It is the Company’s policy to capitalise costs associated with its exploration and appraisal activities and if it is determined that a commercial discovery has not been achieved, the associated costs are charged to the income statement. For the second quarter of 2021, Lundin Energy will incur a pre-tax charge to the income statement of approximately MUSD 119 relating to exploration and appraisal costs. These costs will be offset by a tax credit of approximately MUSD 93. The costs are mainly related to the Shenzhou well in PL722, the Iving wells in PL820S and relinquished licences.

Notes issuance and foreign exchange gain
Lundin Energy issued USD 2 billion of Senior Notes (the Notes) during the second quarter of 2021 with a fixed interest rate. The Company used the gross proceeds of the Notes issuance, in combination with cash on hand, to repay USD 2 billion of the corporate credit facility term loans with a floating interest rate. As a result, part of the outstanding interest rate hedge contracts are no longer considered effective under hedge effectiveness testing. The mark-to-market fair value of these ineffective contracts of approximately MUSD -38 (loss) will be recognised as a non-cash item in the income statement during the second quarter of 2021. As a result of the USD 2 billion repayment of the corporate credit facility term loans, part of the unamortized capitalised financing fees were expensed during the second quarter.

Lundin Energy will recognise a net foreign exchange gain of approximately MUSD 45 for the second quarter of 2021. The Norwegian Krone was stable against the US Dollar and the Euro strengthened against the US Dollar by approximately 1 percent during the second quarter of 2021. The foreign exchange gain is largely non-cash and mainly relates to the revaluation of loan balances at the prevailing exchange rates at the balance sheet date.

Change in under/overlift balances
Lundin Energy recognises income based on its sold volume (sales method). Consequently, changes in inventory and under/overlift balances are reported as an adjustment to cost, valued at production cost, including depletion. During the second quarter of 2021, Lundin Energy was underlifted by 10.1 Mboepd.

Revenue from crude oil sales from third parties
Lundin Energy markets its own crude oil production and at times markets crude oil from third parties. For the second quarter 2021, revenue from the sale of crude oil from third parties amounted to MUSD 171.8 offset by the purchase of crude oil from third parties of MUSD 170.4, resulting in a gross profit of MUSD 1.4 on third party activities for the second quarter 2021.

Release of report and audiocast on 28 July 2021
Lundin Energy’s financial report for the second quarter 2021 will be published on Wednesday 28 July at 07:30 CEST, followed by a live audiocast at 14:00 CEST where Nick Walker, President and CEO, and Teitur Poulsen, CFO, will be commenting on the report and the latest developments in Lundin Energy.

Follow the presentation live on www.lundin-energy.com or dial in using the following telephone numbers:

Sweden +46 8 56642651
UK +44 3333000804
United States +1 6319131422
Norway +47 23500243
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Pricing of USD 2 billion senior notes offering

Pricing of USD 2 billion senior notes offering

Pricing of USD 2 billion senior notes offering

17 June 2021

Lundin Energy AB (the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has priced its senior notes offering (the “Offering”) of USD 1 billion aggregate principal amount of 2.0 percent senior notes, due 2026 (the “2026 Notes”) at a price equal to 99.827 percent of the aggregate principal amount thereof and USD 1 billion aggregate principal amount of 3.1 percent senior notes, due 2031 at a price equal to 99.81 percent of the aggregate principal amount thereof, (the 2031 Notes and together with the 2026 Notes, the “Notes”). Interest will be payable semi-annually. The Offering is expected to close on or about 23 June 2021, subject to customary conditions precedent for similar transactions.

The Company intends to use the gross proceeds of the Offering to repay certain amounts outstanding under its corporate credit facility term loans, as well as to pay transaction fees and expenses.

In connection with the Offering, the initial purchasers may engage in stabilising transactions with a view to supporting the market price of the Notes at a level higher than that which might otherwise prevail. Any stabilization action must be conducted in accordance with all applicable laws and rules.

 

 

For further information, please contact:

Edward Westropp
VP Investor Relations
Tel: +41 22 595 10 14
edward.westropp@lundin-energy.com

Espen Hennie
Corporate Finance & Planning Director
Tel: +41 22 595 10 03
espen.hennie@lundin-energy.com

 

Cautionary Statements
This announcement is for information purposes only and is not intended for publication, release or distribution to, or use by, any person or entity in any jurisdiction or country where such publication, release, distribution or use would be contrary to law or regulation. In particular, this announcement does not constitute a prospectus or an offer or sale or subscription of, or solicitation of any offer to buy or subscribe for, any securities in the United States (including its territories and possessions, any state of the United States and the District of Columbia) and this announcement may not be distributed except to (1) persons that are qualified institutional buyers (“QIBs”) as defined in Rule 144A under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933 (the “Securities Act”); or (2) to non-U.S. persons outside the United States in accordance with Regulation S under the Securities Act (and, if investors are resident in (i) a member state of the European Economic Area (“EEA”), a qualified investor within the meaning of Article 2(e) of Regulation (EU) 2017/1129 (the “Prospectus Regulation”) or (ii) the United Kingdom, a qualified investor within the meaning of the Prospectus Regulation as it forms part of domestic law by virtue of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (the “EUWA”). Such securities may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an exemption from registration under the Securities Act. No public offering of securities will be made in the United States or in any other jurisdiction where such an offering is restricted or prohibited.

No securities are intended to be offered, sold or otherwise made available to and should not be offered, sold or otherwise made available to any retail investor in the EEA or the United Kingdom. For these purposes, a retail investor in (i) the EEA means a person who is one (or more) of: (a) a retail client as defined in point (11) of Article 4(1) of Directive 2014/65/EU (as amended, “MiFID II”); or (b) a customer within the meaning of Directive 2016/97/EU, where that customer would not qualify as a professional client as defined in point (10) of Article 4(1) of MiFID II; or (ii) the United Kingdom means a person who is one (or more) of: (a) a retail client as defined in point (8) of Article 2 of Regulation (EU) No. 2017/565 as it forms part of domestic law by virtue of the EUWA; or (b) a customer within the meaning of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000, as amended to implement Directive (EU) 2016/97, where that customer would not qualify as a professional client, as defined in point (8) of Article 2(1) of Regulation (EU) No. 600/2014 as it forms part of domestic law by virtue of the EUWA.

Manufacturer target market (MiFID II product governance / UK MiFIR product governance) is eligible counterparties and professional clients only (all distribution channels). No PRIIPs key information document has been prepared as not available to retail in the EEA. No United Kingdom PRIIPs key information document has been prepared as not available to retail in the United Kingdom.

This announcement may include projections and other “forward-looking” statements within the meaning of applicable securities laws. Any such projections or statements reflect the current views of Lundin Energy AB (“Lundin Energy”) about further events and financial performance. No assurances can be given that such events or performance will occur as projected and actual results may differ materially from these projections. Lundin Energy undertakes no obligation to publicly release any revisions to these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this announcement.

Neither the content of Lundin Energy’s website nor any website accessible by hyperlinks on Lundin Energy’s website is incorporated in, or forms part of, this announcement.

The distribution of this announcement into certain jurisdictions may be restricted by law. Persons into whose possession this announcement comes should inform themselves about and observe any such restrictions. Any failure to comply with these restrictions may constitute a violation of the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.

2021 production guidance increased

2021 production guidance increased

2021 production guidance increased

14 June 2021

Lundin Energy AB (Lundin Energy) is pleased to announce that following better than expected production performance across all key fields, the production guidance for 2021 has been increased to between 180 to 195 thousand barrels of oil equivalent per day (Mboepd), from the original guidance of 170 to 190 Mboepd.

Production year to date (to end May 2021) has been 185 Mboepd, which is above the mid-point of the original guidance range. This has been driven by excellent production efficiency across all assets, an earlier than forecast increased plateau rate of 535 thousand barrels of oil per day (Mbopd) gross at Johan Sverdrup Phase 1 and additional capacity available at the Edvard Grieg field. The additional facilities capacity at Edvard Grieg has been due to the Ivar Aasen field not utilising their contractual capacity, and it is expected that this will continue for the remainder of the year.

 

Open Letter from the Board of Directors of Lundin Energy

Open Letter from the Board of Directors of Lundin Energy

Open Letter from the Board of Directors of Lundin Energy

10 May 2021

Dear Shareholders,

We write to update you about the publication of an independent expert report that has been commissioned by the Board of Directors in relation to the Swedish Prosecution Authority’s ongoing preliminary investigation into the Company’s activities in southern Sudan from 1997 to 2003.

As you will be well aware by now, the Company has serious and longstanding concerns about the accuracy and reliability of the information on which the Swedish Prosecution Authority is acting in this case, as well as about the fairness and integrity of the wider investigation process itself. These concerns have been set out in detail on the “Lundin: Sudan Legal Case” website maintained by the Company to provide publicly available information about the investigation.

Given those concerns, the Board of Directors of Lundin Energy commissioned the Chambers of 9 Bedford Row, led by Steven Kay QC, and RPC Solicitors, independent international lawyers with specialist expertise in international criminal prosecutions, human rights, corporate conduct, and the Rule of Law, to prepare a review and assessment of public source materials relating to the investigation and on which the Swedish Prosecution Authority seems to be relying.

The report, entitled “A Report on The Lundin Case” (“the Report”), was published today and its findings support the Company’s longstanding concerns. You can download a copy of the Report and read more about its content here.

Steven Kay QC is an experienced Queen’s Counsel from the UK who specialises in international criminal law and human rights cases. He has been involved in landmark cases that have established modern international criminal law. RPC is likewise a respected international law firm.

While the Report has been commissioned by the Board of Directors, the content, analysis and conclusions contained in the Report are the authors’ own independently reached findings.

We hope you find the Report helpful in supporting our consistently held position that there are no grounds for any allegations of wrongdoing against the Company or its representatives.

Sincerely,

Board of Directors of Lundin Energy AB (publ)

More information regarding the Swedish Prosecutor’s ongoing investigation into the Company’s historic operations in Sudan and any related proceedings can be found on our dedicated
Lundin: Sudan Legal Case” website.

 


Lundin Energy audiocast – Q1 report 2021 presentation

Lundin Energy to present at a virtual town hall meeting for investors on 18 March 2021

Lundin Energy audiocast – Q1 report 2021 presentation

29 April 2021

Listen to Nick Walker, President and CEO, and Teitur Poulsen, CFO, commenting on the report and the latest developments in Lundin Energy at a live audiocast, held today, 29 April 2021 at 13:00 CEST.

 

Listen to the audiocast presentation by following the link

 https://edge.media-server.com/mmc/p/spnx35xe

or dial in using the telephone numbers below:

Sweden +46 8 56642651
UK +44 3333000804
United States +1 6319131422
Norway +47 23500243
Access Pin :98774705

Notice of the Annual General Meeting of Lundin Energy AB

Notice of the Annual General Meeting of Lundin Energy AB

Notice of the Annual General Meeting of Lundin Energy AB

25 February 2021

The shareholders of Lundin Energy AB are hereby given notice of the Annual General Meeting to be held on Tuesday 30 March 2021 at 13.00 (CEST).

Important information regarding participation and voting
As a consequence of the global COVID-19 pandemic, the Board of Directors has decided to hold the Annual General Meeting as a virtual meeting combined with an option to vote by post in advance of the Annual General Meeting in accordance with the Swedish Act on Temporary Exemptions to Facilitate the Execution of General Meetings in Companies and Associations (SFS 2020:198).

For terms and instructions for online participation and voting at the Annual General Meeting, please refer to the section “Online participation and voting at the Annual General Meeting” below.

For terms and instructions for voting by post in advance of the Annual General Meeting, please refer to the section “Voting by post in advance of the Annual General Meeting” below.

Please note that despite thorough preparations, it cannot be ruled out that as a result of technical complications, online participation or voting at the Annual General Meeting do not work as intended. The Annual General Meeting will be held regardless of any such complications and there is a risk that votes submitted online at the Annual General Meeting are not registered. Consequently, if you want to be certain of being able to exercise your voting rights, you should vote by post in advance of the Annual General Meeting.

Please also note that it will not be possible to vote both by post in advance of the Annual General Meeting and online at the Annual General Meeting. If a postal vote is submitted in accordance with the terms and instructions for voting by post and such postal vote is not withdrawn by the shareholder by Wednesday 24 March 2021, the Company will consider the postal vote at the Annual General Meeting.

It is possible to vote by post in advance of the Annual General Meeting and still follow the Annual General Meeting without exercising any voting rights online, please see the section “Voting by post in advance of the Annual General Meeting” below for more information.

Online participation and voting at the Annual General Meeting
Shareholders who wish to participate at the virtual Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 30 March 2021 at 13.00 (CEST) must:

  • be entered as a shareholder in the share register kept by Euroclear Sweden AB on Monday 22 March 2021 or, if the shares are registered in the name of a nominee, request that the nominee registers the shares in the shareholder’s own name for voting purposes in such time that the registration is completed by Wednesday 24 March 2021; and
  • give notice of participation no later than Wednesday 24 March 2021 through the website www.lundin-energy.com (only applicable to individuals) or by post to Computershare AB, “Lundin Energy AB’s AGM”, Box 5267, 102 46 Stockholm, Sweden, by telephone Int +46 8-518 01 554 or by email info@computershare.se.

When giving notice of participation, please state name, personal identification number or corporate registration number, address and telephone number.

In order to participate and vote online, you must have a reliable network connection throughout the Annual General Meeting. Participation online is possible through a computer, a smartphone or a tablet, updated with the latest software version of operating systems etc., by using a web browser.

If you have registered to participate in the Annual General Meeting, you will receive login instructions on the admission card which will be sent to the address stated in your notice of participation. On the day of the Annual General Meeting, you can login on the virtual platform from 11.00 CEST and you must have logged in on the virtual platform no later than 13.00 CEST to be able to participate.

In connection with each voting item, you will be able to choose between the alternatives “Yes”, “No” and “Abstain”. There will be no opportunity to speak but it will be possible to ask questions during the meeting by typing a question using a Q&A function.

Shareholders who do not participate or vote online in person may exercise their rights at the Annual General Meeting through a proxy. In order for the proxy to obtain login instructions to the virtual platform, the proxy’s name, personal identification number or corporate registration number and address be included in the registration to participate online. A proxy form is available on www.lundin energy.com and will be sent to shareholders upon request. Proxy forms, certificates of registration and other documents of authority shall be appended to the application to participate online.

Voting by post in advance of the Annual General Meeting
Shareholders who wish to exercise their voting rights by post in advance of the Annual General Meeting must:

  • be entered as a shareholder in the share register kept by Euroclear Sweden AB on Monday 22 March 2021 or, if the shares are registered in the name of a nominee, request that the nominee registers the shares in the shareholder’s own name for voting purposes in such time that the registration is completed by Wednesday 24 March 2021; and
  • ensure that the Company receives a postal vote in accordance with the instructions set out below by Wednesday 24 March 2021.

In order to vote by post in advance of the Annual General Meeting, the shareholders shall use the voting form and follow the Company’s instructions that are available on the Company’s website, www.lundin-energy.com. The completed voting form should be sent either:

  • by post to Computershare AB, Att. “Lundin Energy AB’s AGM”, Box 5267, 102 46 Stockholm, Sweden; or
  •  by email to Computershare AB (with the reference “Lundin Energy AB’s AGM”); or
  •  electronically with BankID through the Company’s website, www.lundin-energy.com.

If a shareholder’s voting rights are exercised by proxy, a power of attorney and other authorisation documents must be enclosed with the voting form. A proxy form is available on www.lundin energy.com and will be sent to shareholders upon request.

Shareholders who wish to exercise their voting rights by post in advance of the Annual General Meeting may still follow the Annual General Meeting online (without also exercising voting rights online). In order to receive login instructions, please elect for this option in the voting form.

Proposed agenda

  1. Opening of the Annual General Meeting.
  2. Election of Chairman of the Annual General Meeting.
  3. Preparation and approval of the voting register.
  4. Approval of the agenda.
  5. Election of one or two persons to approve the minutes.
  6. Determination as to whether the Annual General Meeting has been duly convened.
  7. Introductory comments by the Chief Executive Officer.
  8. Presentation of the annual report and the auditor’s report, the consolidated financial statements and the auditor’s Group report as well as the Remuneration Report prepared by the Board of Directors and the auditor’s statement on compliance with the Policy on Remuneration.
  9. Resolution in respect of adoption of the income statement and the balance sheet and the consolidated income statement and consolidated balance sheet.
  10. Resolution in respect of disposition of the Company’s result according to the adopted balance sheet and determination of record dates for the dividend.
  11. Resolution in respect of discharge from liability of the members of the Board of Directors and the Chief Executive Officer:
    a) Peggy Bruzelius (Board Member);
    b) C. Ashley Heppenstall (Board Member);
    c) Ian H. Lundin (Chairman);
    d) Lukas H. Lundin (Board Member);
    e) Grace Reksten Skaugen (Board Member);
    f) Torstein Sanness (Board Member);
    g) Alex Schneiter (Board Member and CEO);
    h) Jakob Thomasen (Board Member); and
    i) Cecilia Vieweg (Board Member).
  12. Resolution in respect of adoption of the Remuneration Report prepared by the Board of Directors.
  13. Presentation by the Nomination Committee:
    • Proposal for the number of members of the Board of Directors.
    • Proposal for remuneration of the Chairman and other members of the Board of Directors.
    • Proposal for election of Chairman of the Board of Directors and other members of the Board of Directors.
    • Proposal for remuneration of the auditor.
    • Proposal for election of auditor.
  14. Resolution in respect of the number of members of the Board of Directors.
  15. Resolution in respect of remuneration of the Chairman and other members of the Board of Directors.
  16.  Resolutions in respect of Board members:
    a) re-election of Peggy Bruzelius as a Board member;
    b) re-election of C. Ashley Heppenstall as a Board member;
    c) re-election of Ian H. Lundin as a Board member;
    d) re-election of Lukas H. Lundin as a Board member;
    e) re-election of Grace Reksten Skaugen as a Board member;
    f) re-election of Torstein Sanness as a Board member;
    g) re-election of Alex Schneiter as a Board member;
    h) re-election of Jakob Thomasen as a Board member;
    i) re-election of Cecilia Vieweg as a Board member;
    j) election of Adam I. Lundin as a Board member; and
    k) re-election of Ian H. Lundin as the Chairman of the Board of Directors.
  17.  Resolution in respect of remuneration of the auditor.
  18.  Election of auditor.
  19.  Resolution in respect of the 2021 Long-term, Performance-based Incentive Plan.
  20. Resolution in respect of delivery of shares under the 2021 Long-term, Performance-based Incentive Plan.
  21. Resolution to grant extraordinary cash compensation to a Board member, equally the former CEO.
  22. Resolution to authorise the Board of Directors to resolve on new issue of shares and convertible debentures.
  23. Resolution to authorise the Board of Directors to resolve on repurchase and sale of shares.
  24. Resolutions in respect of matters initiated by a shareholder:
    a) a shareholder proposes that the Company aligns its legal defence strategy with its human rights policy.
    b) a shareholder proposes that the Company discloses in detail all current and projected direct and indirect costs connected with the legal defence.
  25. Closing of the Annual General Meeting.

Proposals for resolutions at the Annual General Meeting of Lundin Energy AB on Tuesday 30 March 2021 in Stockholm

Preparation and approval of the voting register (item 3)
The Board of Directors proposes that the register prepared by Computershare AB (on behalf of the Company) based on the Company’s share register, shareholders attending online and postal votes received by the Company is approved as voting register for the Annual General Meeting.

Election of one or two persons to approve the minutes (item 5)
The Board of Directors proposes that Arne Lööw, representing Fjärde AP Fonden and Peter Lundkvist, representing Tredje AP Fonden, or, if one or both of them are absent, any person or persons appointed by the Board of Directors, are elected to attest the minutes of the meeting.

Resolution in respect of disposition of the Company’s result (item 10)
The Board of Directors proposes that the Annual General Meeting resolves on a cash dividend in the amount of USD 1.80 per share, corresponding to USD 512 million (rounded off), to be paid in quarterly instalments of USD 0.45 per share, corresponding to USD 128 million (rounded off). Before payment, each quarterly dividend of USD 0.45 per share shall be converted into a SEK amount based on the USD to SEK exchange rate published by Sweden’s central bank (Riksbanken) four business days prior to each record date (rounded off to the nearest whole SEK 0.01/share). The final USD equivalent amount received by the shareholders may therefore slightly differ depending on what the USD to SEK exchange rate is on the date of the dividend payment. The SEK amount per share to be distributed each quarter will be announced in a press release four business days prior to each record date.

Relevant dates for the proposed dividend:
Ex-dividend dateRecord dateExpected payment date
31 March 2021 1 April 2021 8 April 2021
1 July 2021 2 July 2021 7 July 2021
1 October 2021 4 October 2021 7 October 2021
4 January 20225 January 2022  11 January 2022

In order to comply with Swedish company law, a maximum total SEK amount shall be pre-determined to ensure that the annual dividend distributed does not exceed the available distributable reserves of the Company and such maximum amount for the proposed dividend has been set to a cap of MSEK 7,636 (i.e., MSEK 1,909 per quarter). If the total dividend would exceed the cap of MSEK 7,636, the dividend will be automatically adjusted downwards so that the total dividend corresponds to the cap of MSEK 7,636.

If Riksbanken does not publish the USD to SEK exchange rate on the fourth business day prior to the relevant record date, the conversion into SEK will be based on the USD to SEK exchange rate published by Riksbanken immediately before such business day.

Resolutions in respect of Chairman of the Annual General Meeting, number of Board members, remuneration of the Chairman of the Board of Directors and other members of the Board of Directors, election of Chairman of the Board of Directors and of other members of the Board of Directors, remuneration of the auditor and election of the auditor (items 2 and 14–18)
Lundin Energy AB’s Nomination Committee for the 2021 Annual General Meeting consists of Aksel Azrac (Chairman, representing Nemesia S.à.r.l.), Filippa Gerstädt (representing Nordea Funds) and Ian H. Lundin (Chairman of the Board of Directors). The Nomination Committee for the 2021 Annual General Meeting, appointed by shareholders jointly holding approximately 34.6 percent of the shares and voting rights in Lundin Energy AB as per 1 June 2020, proposes the following:

  • Advokat Klaes Edhall to be appointed as Chairman of the Annual General Meeting or, if he is absent, any other person appointed by the Nomination Committee.
  • Ten members of the Board of Directors to be appointed without deputy members.
  • Remuneration of the members of the Board of Directors and the Chairman of the Board of Directors, including in respect of Committee membership, to be as follows: (i) annual fees of the members of the Board of Directors of USD 62,000 (excluding the Chairman of the Board of Directors); (ii) annual fees of the Chairman of the Board of Directors of USD 130,000; (iii) annual fees for Committee members of USD 14,700 per Committee assignment (other than Committee Chairs); and (iv) annual fees for Committee Chairs of USD 20,300; with the total fees for Committee work, not to exceed USD 193,200.
  • Re-election of Peggy Bruzelius, C. Ashley Heppenstall, Ian H. Lundin, Lukas H. Lundin, Grace Reksten Skaugen, Torstein Sanness, Alex Schneiter, Jakob Thomasen and Cecilia Vieweg as members of the Board of Directors for a period until the end of the 2022 Annual General Meeting, and election of Adam I. Lundin as a member of the Board of Directors, for a period until the end of the 2022 Annual General Meeting. Mr. Lundin was born in 1987 and is a Swedish citizen. Mr. Lundin is an experienced senior management and Board member of public and private companies focused on the natural resource sector. Mr. Lundin has studied mining technology and marketing management at the British Columbia Institute of Technology. Mr. Lundin worked during 2012-2017 with an international investment bank, including as co-head of the London office, and he was the Chief Executive Officer and President of Filo Mining during 2017-2019. Mr. Lundin is currently the Chief Executive Officer and President, and Board member, of Josemaria Resources, and Chairman of the Board of Filo Mining Corp and Africa Energy Corp, and a Board member of NGEx Minerals and the Lundin Foundation. Mr. Lundin has advised the Nomination Committee that he will not stand for re-election as Chairman of Africa Energy Corp in 2021.
  • Re-election of Ian H. Lundin as Chairman of the Board of Directors for a period until the end of the 2022 Annual General Meeting.
  • The auditor’s fees shall be payable upon approval of their invoice.
  • Re-election of the registered accounting firm Ernst & Young AB as the auditor of the Company, which intends to appoint authorised public accountant Anders Kriström as the auditor in charge, for a period until the end of the 2022 Annual General Meeting.

Resolution for the 2021 Long-term, Performance-based Incentive Plan (item 19)
The Board of Directors proposes that the Annual General Meeting resolves to establish a long-term, performance-based incentive plan (“LTIP 2021”) in respect of Group Management and a number of key employees of Lundin Energy AB (publ) (“Lundin Energy” or the “Company”), which follows similar principles as the long-term, performance-based incentive plans approved by the 2014 – 2020 Annual General Meetings, as set forth below.

The primary reason for establishing LTIP 2021 is to align the interests of Group Management and other key employees with the interests of the shareholders, and to provide market appropriate reward reflecting performance and commitment. The Board of Directors also believes that the proposed LTIP 2021 will provide Lundin Energy with a crucial component to a competitive total compensation package to attract and retain executives who are critical to Lundin Energy’s on-going success. Participants in the LTIP 2021 will not be entitled to receive any new awards under any of the Company’s other long-term incentive (“LTI”) plans in the same year.

The Board of Directors intends to propose to future Annual General Meetings to establish LTI plans based on principles corresponding to the currently proposed LTIP 2021. In order to be eligible to participate in such future LTI plans, each participant needs to build towards a meaningful shareholding in Lundin Energy, meaning that a certain portion of any allotted shares pursuant to LTIP 2021 (and any future LTI plans) shall be retained until the required level of shareholding has been met.

Implementation of LTIP 2021
The Board of Directors proposes that the Annual General Meeting 2021 resolves on the implementation of the LTIP 2021 in accordance with the terms and conditions set out below.

Terms and conditions

  1. Awards under LTIP 2021 are proposed to be made to approximately 20 permanent employees of the Lundin Energy Group (the “Participants”), comprising the CEO and other members of Group Management as well as certain other key employees within the Lundin Energy Group. The Board of Directors may, within the total number of shares available under LTIP 2021, invite a limited number of additional Participants in LTIP 2021 following recruitment to the Lundin Energy Group.
  2. LTIP 2021 gives the Participants the possibility to receive shares in Lundin Energy subject to uninterrupted employment and to the fulfilment of a performance condition over a three year performance period normally commencing on 1 July 2021 and expiring on 30 June 2024 (the “Performance Period”). The performance condition (the “Performance Condition”) is based on the share price growth and dividends (“Total Shareholder Return”) of the Lundin Energy share compared to the Total Shareholder Return of a peer group of companies (the “Peer Group”). At the beginning of the Performance Period, the Participants will, free of charge, be granted awards (“LTIP Awards”) which, to the extent that i.a. the Performance Condition is met, entitle the Participant to be allotted, also free of charge, shares in Lundin Energy (“Performance Shares”) as soon as reasonably practicable following the end of the Performance Period.
  3.  The LTIP Award (i.e. the number of Performance Shares that a Participant may be allotted following the expiration of the Performance Period, provided that i.a. the Performance Condition is met) to be awarded to each Participant shall be calculated as follows:

    LTIP Award = A multiplied by B divided by C multiplied by D, where

    A is the Participant’s monthly gross base salary applicable as at the date of grant of the LTIP Award;

    B is a number of months as determined by the Board of Directors in respect of each Participant, taking into account such factors as industry benchmarking and the Participant’s position within the Lundin Energy Group (but in any case, not exceeding 36 months);

    C is the average closing price of the Lundin Energy share on Nasdaq Stockholm for the three month period immediately prior to the Performance Period (the “Initial Share Price”); and

    D is the product of the factors representing the proportional increases in the number of Performance Shares under award, calculated by dividing the value of the Lundin Energy share at closing on the ex-dividend date plus the declared dividend by the value of the share at closing on the ex-dividend date, for each dividend until allotment.

    Fractions of allotted Performance Shares shall be rounded-off to the immediate lower whole number.

    Assuming a share price of the Lundin Energy share as of 24 February 2021 of SEK 273.50, the total number of Performance Shares that may be allotted under LTIP 2021 as at the date of award (assuming 100 per cent vesting) is approximately 280,000, corresponding to approximately 0.10 per cent of the current total number of shares and votes in Lundin Energy. Since LTIP Awards are intended to be awarded in July 2021 and the share price of the Lundin Energy share may fluctuate until the Initial Share Price is determined, and considering additional Participants (if any) following recruitment and increased awards due to dividends, it is proposed that the total number of Performance Shares under LTIP 2021 shall not exceed 450,000.

  4. Allotment of Performance Shares will be determined by the Board of Directors after the expiration of the Performance Period on the basis of LTIP Awards made and is conditional on (i) the Participant retaining his or her uninterrupted employment in the Lundin Energy Group until the expiry of the Performance Period and (ii) the extent to which (if any) the Performance Condition has been met. The LTIP Award will as in previous years compensate for dividends distributed, however, to ensure further alignment with shareholders’ interests, LTIP 2021 will do so by increasing the number of Performance Shares under award proportionally during the award period through the formula described in (c) above, entailing also a reinvestment of dividends received during the award period. The Board of Directors may reduce (including reduce to zero) allotment of Performance Shares at its discretion, should it consider the underlying performance not to be reflected in the outcome of the Performance Condition, for example, in light of operating cash flow, reserves, and health and safety performance.
  5. A minimum and a maximum level for the Performance Condition to be fulfilled have been established by the Board of Directors. In order for the LTIP Awards to give entitlement to the maximum number of Performance Shares, the maximum level for the Performance Condition must have been fulfilled. The Performance Condition calculation will be made based on a comparison of Total Shareholder Return of the Lundin Energy share to the Peer Group, comparing the period of three months prior to the commencement of the Performance Period with the period of three months prior to the end of the Performance Period. The LTIP Awards will vest based on the comparative Total Shareholder Return of the Lundin Energy share from no vesting below the 50th percentile performance and with vesting at or above the 50th percentile performance (i.e. on a straight line basis) from one-third entitlement at the 50th percentile performance to 100 per cent vesting at the 75th percentile performance or above. The Performance Condition calculation will be performed by the Board of Directors. Lundin Energy intends to present the level of fulfilment of the LTIP 2021 Performance Condition in the 2024 Annual Report.
  6.  The Participants will not be entitled to transfer, pledge or dispose of the LTIP Award or any rights or obligations under LTIP 2021, or exercise any shareholders’ rights regarding the LTIP Awards during the Performance Period.
  7.  Shares allotted under LTIP 2021 (or any future LTI plans) shall be subject to certain disposition restrictions meaning that the Participants shall be building towards a meaningful shareholding in Lundin Energy. The required level of shareholding will be either 50 per cent or 100 per cent (200 per cent for the CEO) of the Participant’s annual gross base salary based on the Participant’s position within the Lundin Energy Group. Notwithstanding this requirement, the Company may pay part or whole of the allotment of Performance Shares in cash in order to facilitate the payment of the Participant’s tax liabilities. However, a minimum of 50 per cent of the allotted Performance Shares (after taxes and social security charges) under LTIP 2021 will be required to be retained until the required level of shareholding has been met.
  8. Recalculation of the Performance Condition and the LTIP Awards, including the number of Performance Shares allotted, shall take place in the event of an intervening dividend in kind, bonus issue, split, preferential rights issue and/or other similar corporate events.

Structure and administration

The Board of Directors of Lundin Energy will be responsible for the structure and administration of LTIP 2021, as well as for the detailed terms and conditions applicable between Lundin Energy and the Participants. The detailed terms and conditions will be adopted within the scope of the terms and conditions and guidelines stated herein. In connection therewith, the Board of Directors will be entitled to adopt different terms and conditions for LTIP 2021 regarding, among other things, the Performance Period and allotment of Performance Shares in the event of commencement or termination of employment during the Performance Period, e.g. due to new recruitments, illness, disability, death, redundancy, contractual retirement and other exceptional circumstances determined by the Board of Directors.

The Board of Directors will be entitled to make adjustments in order to comply with special rules or market conditions abroad. In the event that delivery of Performance Shares to Participants cannot take place under applicable law or at a reasonable cost and employing reasonable administrative measures, the Board of Directors will be entitled to decide that Participants may, instead, be offered a cash settlement. In the event of a change of control, the vesting of any LTIP Awards under LTIP 2021 will be accelerated, based upon performance up to such time.

Peer Group

The Board of Directors has reviewed the Peer Group and determined that it shall consist of the following companies for LTIP 2021: Aker BP, Apache Corporation, BP, Cairn Energy, ConocoPhillips, DNO, Energean, ENI, Equinor, Galp Energia, Hess Corporation, Kosmos Energy, MOL Group, Oil Search, OMV, Repsol, Santos, Total and Vermilion Energy. The Board of Directors shall have the power to amend the Peer Group in order to maintain a representative and relevant group of companies during the Performance Period.

Delivery of shares, costs etc.
The LTIP Awards entitle Participants to receive free of charge already existing Lundin Energy shares.

Under items 20 and 23 of the proposed agenda, the Board of Directors proposes that the Annual General Meeting resolves to authorise the Board of Directors to acquire own shares for the purposes of securing delivery of shares and covering costs, including social security charges, that may arise as a result of LTIP 2021 and that the Annual General Meeting resolves on a transfer of a maximum of 450,000 own shares for the purposes of securing delivery of shares to participants in LTIP 2021. As an alternative to acquisitions and transfers of own shares, the Board of Directors may resolve to hedge the Company’s obligations under LTIP 2021 by entering into an equity swap arrangement with a third party on terms in accordance with market practice, whereby the third party in its own name shall be entitled to acquire and transfer shares in the Company.

The LTIP 2021 will be accounted for in accordance with the accounting standard IFRS 2 and the costs will be charged to the income statement over the Performance Period.

The maximum cost for granting LTIP Awards under LTIP 2021 (assuming 100 per cent vesting), excluding costs related to delivery of the Performance Shares, is approximately USD 8.9 million (approximately SEK 74.5 million), excluding social security charges. On this basis, the maximum cost for social security charges is estimated to be approximately USD 0.9 million (approximately SEK 7.7 million) assuming 100 per cent vesting.

Effects on key figures
Under the assumptions set out in item (c) above and upon full allotment of Performance Shares, the number of shares under LTIP 2021 amounts to approximately 280,000 shares in Lundin Energy (subject to final determination of the Initial Share Price and adjustments for dividends), corresponding to approximately 0.10 per cent of the current total number of shares and votes in the Company. If the total number of Performance Shares under LTIP 2021 reaches the cap of 450,000 shares in Lundin Energy, it will correspond to approximately 0.16 per cent of the current total number of shares and votes in the Company LTIP 2021 is expected to have only marginal effects on Lundin Energy’s key figures.

Preparation of the proposal
The proposal for LTIP 2021 has been prepared by the Compensation Committee and resolved on by the Board of Directors.

Other incentive schemes in Lundin Energy
For a description of the Company’s other LTI plans, reference is made to the Company’s Annual Report for 2020, note 29, and the Company’s website, www.lundin-energy.com. In addition to the plans described there, no other LTI plans have been implemented in Lundin Energy.

Majority requirement
The proposal to implement LTIP 2021 requires the affirmative support of shareholders holding more than half of the votes represented at the Annual General Meeting.

For information on the majority requirements that apply to the proposed acquisitions and transfers of own shares, see the Board of Directors’ proposals under items 20 and 23 of the proposed agenda.

Resolution in respect of delivery of shares under the 2021 Long-term, Performance-based Incentive Plan (item 20)
The Board of Directors proposes that the Annual General Meeting resolves to transfer treasury shares held by the Company to the participants under the LTIP 2021 on the following terms and conditions.

  • A maximum of 450,000 shares may be transferred.
  • The shares shall, with deviation from the shareholders’ preferential rights, be transferred to the participants in LTIP 2021 that are eligible to receive shares under the LTIP. Further, shares may, with deviation from the shareholders’ preferential rights, be transferred to subsidiaries of the Company, whereby such subsidiary shall be obligated to immediately transfer such shares to the participants eligible to receive shares under the relevant LTIP.
  • The shares shall be transferred free of charge.
  • The transfers of shares shall be subject to all terms and conditions under LTIP 2021. Accordingly, shares shall only be transferred if and to the extent allotment of shares shall take place under LTIP 2021. Further, shares shall be transferred within the time period set out in the terms and conditions for LTIP.
  • The number of shares that may be transferred under the LTIP 2021 may be recalculated as a result of bonus issues, share splits, rights issues or similar measures in accordance with the terms and conditions of the LTIP 2021.

The rationale for the proposed transfers of treasury shares held by the Company and for the deviation from the shareholders’ preferential rights is to enable delivery of shares to the participants in LTIP 2021.

This proposal requires the affirmative support of shareholders holding at least nine tenths of the votes cast as well as of the shares represented at the Annual General Meeting.

Resolution to grant extraordinary cash compensation to a Board member, equally the former CEO (item 21)
The Board member and former CEO, Alex Schneiter, has been instrumental to the success of the Company, having worked with the Company since its creation, and specifically to the discovery and development of the Johan Sverdrup field.

The Board of Directors proposes that the Annual General Meeting resolves to grant Alex Schneiter an extraordinary cash compensation in an amount equal to the value of 75,000 shares in the Company. The cash compensation shall be conditional upon, and become payable in connection with, Johan Sverdrup Phase 2 coming on-stream, meaning when oil flows through the Phase 2 process facilities. The value of the 75,000 shares shall be determined based on the volume-weighted average price per share on Nasdaq Stockholm during 20 trading days preceding and following the Company’s public announcement of such event (adjusted for any impact of potential dividend payments during this period, which entails that when calculating the volume-weighted average price, the dividend per share amount shall be added to the share price at the ex-dividend date for such dividend).

Resolution to authorise the Board of Directors to resolve on new issue of shares and convertible debentures (item 22)
The Board of Directors proposes that the Board of Directors is authorised to decide, at one or more occasions until the next Annual General Meeting:

  1. to issue no more than 28,500,000 new shares with consideration in cash or in kind or by set-off or otherwise with conditions and thereby be able to resolve to deviate from the shareholders’ preferential rights. To the extent the new shares are issued with deviation from the shareholders’ preferential rights they shall be issued at a subscription price that closely corresponds to the market price of the shares at the time of the issue; and
  2. to issue convertible debentures with consideration in cash or in kind or by set-off or otherwise with conditions and thereby be able to resolve to deviate from the shareholders’ preferential rights, where the number of shares that may be issued after conversion must not exceed 28,500,000. To the extent the convertible debentures are issued with deviation from the shareholders’ preferential rights they shall be issued at a subscription price that closely corresponds to market value based on the market price of the shares at the time of the issue of the convertible debentures.

If the Board of Directors resolves to deviate from the shareholders’ preferential rights, the reason shall be to enable Lundin Energy to make business acquisitions or other major investments. The total number of shares that can be issued based on the proposed authorisations under (i) and (ii) may not together exceed 28,500,000. If the authorisation is exercised in full for issues with deviation from the shareholders’ preferential rights, the dilution effect is approximately ten percent.

This proposal requires the affirmative support of shareholders holding at least two thirds of the votes given for this resolution and of the shares represented at the Annual General Meeting.

Resolution to authorise the Board of Directors to resolve on repurchase and sale of shares (item 23)
The Board of Directors proposes that the Board of Directors is authorised, during the period until the next Annual General Meeting, to decide on repurchases and sales of Lundin Energy shares on Nasdaq Stockholm. The maximum number of shares repurchased shall be such that shares held in treasury from time to time do not exceed ten percent of all shares of the Company. The maximum number of shares that may be sold is the number of shares that the Company at such time holds in treasury. Repurchase and sale of shares on Nasdaq Stockholm may take place only at a price within the spread between the highest bid price and lowest ask price prevailing and disseminated by Nasdaq Stockholm from time to time. The repurchases and sales shall be made in accordance with the provisions concerning the purchase and sale of a company’s own shares under applicable stock exchange rules and other applicable rules and regulations.

The purpose of the authorisation is to provide the Board of Directors with an instrument to optimise Lundin Energy’s capital structure and thereby create added value for the shareholders, to secure Lundin Energy’s obligations under its incentive plans and under the proposal under item 21 of the proposed agenda and to cover costs, including social security charges, that may arise as a result of the LTIP programs of the Company.

This proposal requires the affirmative support of shareholders holding at least two thirds of the votes given for this resolution and of the shares represented at the Annual General Meeting.

Resolutions in respect of matters initiated by a shareholder (items 24 a)-b))
The Company has received two shareholder proposals in relation to its past operations in Sudan, including to align its legal defence strategy with its human rights policy and to disclose all current and projected direct and indirect costs connected to the legal case in Sudan. Shareholder proposals in relation to the Company’s past activities in Sudan were brought by the same shareholder to the 2012, 2013, 2017, 2019 and 2020 Annual General Meetings, where they were rejected by the shareholders. The Board of Directors finds the proposals set out in items 24 a)-b) of the proposed agenda not in the best interests of the Company and its shareholders, and recommends voting against the proposals. The complete proposals, as well as the Board of Directors’ recommendation to vote against the proposals and the reasons for the recommendation, are available on Lundin Energy’s website www.lundin-energy.com.

Number of shares and votes in the Company
Lundin Energy AB’s share capital amounts to SEK 3,478,713.38, represented by 285,924,614 shares. Each share carries one vote. Lundin Energy AB holds, as per 24 February 2021, 1,573,143 shares in treasury. The Company’s Articles of Association are available on www.lundin-energy.com.

Shareholders’ right to request information
The Board of Directors and the Chief Executive Officer shall, if a shareholder so requests and the Board of Directors considers that it may do so without significant damage to the Company, give information at the Annual General Meeting regarding circumstances that could affect the assessment of an item on the agenda and circumstances that could affect the assessment of the Company’s or a subsidiary’s financial situation. The duty to give information also applies to the Company’s relationship with another Group company and the consolidated financial statements.

The Chief Executive Officer’s speech will be available on www.lundin-energy.com after the Annual General Meeting.

Additional documentation
The complete proposals, the Board of Directors’ recommendations regarding the shareholder proposals and other documents that shall be made available prior to the Annual General Meeting pursuant to the Swedish Companies Act and the Swedish Corporate Governance Code are available at Lundin Energy’s office (Hovslagargatan 5 in Stockholm) and on www.lundin-energy.com.

The documents will be sent to shareholders free of charge upon request if their postal address is provided.

Handling of personal data and external participants
For information on how personal data is processed in connection with the Annual General Meeting, see the privacy notices of Euroclear Sweden AB and Computershare AB available at their respective websites, www.euroclear.com/dam/ESw/Legal/Privacy-notice-bolagsstammor-engelska.pdf. and www.computershare.com/se/gm-gdpr.

It will not be possible for the Company to verify if any external persons are following the Annual General Meeting online. Consequently, the Board of Directors has, in accordance with the Swedish Act on Temporary Exemptions to Facilitate the Execution of General Meetings in Companies and Associations (SFS 2020:198), resolved to allow persons who are not shareholders to follow the Annual General Meeting online.

Stockholm in February 2021
LUNDIN ENERGY AB (PUBL)
The Board of Directors

AGM 2021 documents

Nick Walker Bloomberg TV interview

Nick Walker Bloomberg TV interview

28 January 2021

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Lundin Energy 2021 Capital Markets Day

Lundin Energy Capital Markets Day

2021 Capital Markets Day information

Lundin Energy will be hosting its 2021 Capital Markets Day on 28 January 2021 at 14.00 CET (08.00 EST) via a webcast and conference call facility. The Capital Markets Day will include presentations by the Company’s management team on its fourth quarter 2020 financial results, the business strategy, the 2021 budgeted development campaign, its exploration and appraisal programme and decarbonisation strategy. Please follow the event live at https://edge.media-server.com/mmc/p/oz7b59c2 or dial in using the following telephone numbers with the pin code shown below:

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Proposed 2020 dividend of USD 1.80 per share representing an 80 percent increase on 2019 dividend

Proposed 2020 dividend of USD 1.80 per share representing an 80 percent increase on 2019 dividend

Proposed 2020 dividend of USD 1.80 per share representing an 80 percent increase on 2019 dividend

27 January 2021

The Board of Directors of Lundin Energy AB (Lundin Energy) proposes a 2020 dividend of USD 1.80 per share, corresponding to MUSD 512.

The Board of Directors will propose to the 2021 Annual General Meeting, in accordance with the dividend policy as announced on 30 January 2019, a 2020 dividend of USD 1.80 per share, corresponding to MUSD 512 (rounded off), noting the reduced 2019 dividend of USD 1.00 per share, that was approved, to maintain financial prudence and further liquidity flexibility in light of the then prevailing market conditions. The proposed 2020 dividend is to be paid in quarterly instalments of USD 0.45 per share, corresponding to MUSD 128 (rounded off). Before payment, each quarterly dividend of USD 0.45 per share shall be converted into a SEK amount, and paid out in SEK, based on the USD to SEK exchange rate published by Sweden’s central bank (Riksbanken) four business days prior to each record date (rounded off to the nearest whole SEK 0.01 per share). The final USD equivalent amount received by the shareholders may therefore slightly differ depending on what the USD to SEK exchange rate is on the date of the dividend payment. The SEK amount per share to be distributed each quarter will be announced in a press release four business days prior to each record date.

Lundin Energy’s objective is to create attractive shareholder returns by investing through the business cycle with capital investments allocated to exploration, development and production assets. The plan is to maintain or increase the dividend over time, in line with the Company’s financial performance and being sustainable below an oil price of USD 50 per barrel. The dividend shall be sustainable in the context of allowing the Company to continue to pursue its organic growth strategy and to develop its contingent resources whilst maintaining a conservative gearing ratio and retaining an appropriate liquidity position within its available credit lines.

Information about the proposed dividend to be paid out as follows:

Expected ex-dividend dateExpected record dateExpected payment date
31 March 20211 April 20218 April 2021
1 July 20212 July 20217 July 2021
1 October 20214 October 20217 October 2021
4 January 20225 January 202211 January 2022

In order to comply with Swedish company law, a maximum total SEK amount shall be pre-determined to ensure that the dividend distributed does not exceed the available distributable reserves of the Company and such maximum amount for the dividend has been set to a cap of MSEK 7,636 (i.e. MSEK 1,909 per quarter). If the total dividend would exceed the cap of MSEK 7,636, the dividend will be automatically adjusted downwards so that the total dividend corresponds to the cap of MSEK 7,636.

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