Published: 2012-03-13 12:45:00 CET
Decisions of general meeting


Helsinki, 2012-03-13 12:45 CET -- YIT CORPORATION              STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE                   MARCH 13, 2012 AT 1:45 P.M.



YIT Corporation’s Annual General Meeting, which was held today on March 13, 2012, adopted the 2011 Financial Statements and discharged the members of the Board of Directors and the President and CEO from liability. The Annual General Meeting decided on the payment of dividends, the composition of the Board of Directors and their fees, the election of the auditor and his fee and the authorisation of the Board of Directors to share buyback.

Dividend payout

It was decided that a dividend of EUR 0.70 will be paid per share, or a total of EUR 87.7 million, and that the rest of the profit be carried forward to distributable equity as proposed by the Board of Directors. No dividend will be paid for the treasury shares. The right to a dividend rests with a shareholder who, by the record date of March 16, 2012, has been entered as a shareholder in the company’s shareholder register that is maintained by Euroclear Finland Ltd. It was decided that the dividend will be paid on April 11, 2012.

Composition of the Board of Directors and their fees

The Annual General Meeting resolved to elect a Chairman, Vice Chairman and four ordinary members to the Board of Directors, namely: Henrik Ehrnrooth as Chairman, Reino Hanhinen as Vice Chairman and Kim Gran, Antti Herlin, Satu Huber and Michael Rosenlew as members.

The Annual General Meeting decided that the following fees be paid to the Board of Directors: to the Chairman EUR 6,600/month (EUR 79,200/year), to the Vice Chairman EUR 5,000/month (EUR 60,000/year), to a member EUR 3,900/month (EUR 46,800/year) and a meeting fee of EUR 550 per meeting. In addition, similarly EUR 550 will be paid to the members of the committees of the Board of Directors for each committee meeting. Per diems are paid for trips in Finland and abroad in accordance with the State’s travelling compensation regulations.

Election of the auditor and his fee

PricewaterhouseCoopers Oy, Authorized Public Accountants, was elected as the company's auditor, with Heikki Lassila, Authorized Public Accountant, as chief auditor. The auditor’s fees will be paid against the invoices approved by the company.

Share buyback

The Annual General Meeting authorised the Board of Directors to decide on the purchase of company shares as proposed by the Board of Directors. The authorisation covers the purchasing of a maximum of 10,760,000 company shares using the company's unrestricted equity. The authorisation is valid until March 31, 2013.

The authorisation reverses the authorisation to purchase the company's own shares issued by the Annual General Meeting on March 11, 2011.

Other information

On March 13, 2012 the total number of YIT shares is 127,223,422 and YIT holds 1,955,220 of its own shares.

The minutes of the Annual General Meeting will be available on the internet at the company’s website by March 27, 2012, at the latest.


For additional information, please contact: 

Jonne Heino, Corporate General Counsel, YIT Corporation, tel. +358 20 433 2469,



Hanna-Maria Heikkinen
Vice President, Investor Relations

Distribution: NASDAQ OMX, principal media,

YIT celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2012. The company was established in the Grand Duchy of Finland in 1912. Today, YIT is a leading European service company in building systems, construction services and services for industry. Our 26,000 professionals serve customers in 14 countries in the Nordic and Baltic countries, Russia and Central Europe. We have grown together with our customers and developed our services in line with the changes taking place in different societies. We intend to continue on that track. Our vision is to lead the way in creating and maintaining good living environments. In 2011, YIT’s revenue was approximately EUR 4.4 billion. YIT’s shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki.