Board of Directors' composition The Board of Directors is elected annually at the Annual General Meeting for the period until the end of the next Annual General Meeting and shall, according to the Articles of Association, comprise a minimum of six and a maximum of ten members elected by the Meeting. Two of the members are appointed by the employee organizations in accordance with Swedish law. The employee organizations also appoint two deputies. Since the Annual General Meeting the Board of Directors consists of eight elected members and two employee representatives. None of the board members are members of the Executive Team. The diversity policy that ASSA ABLOY applies with respect to the company’s Board of Directors is based on Rule 4.1 of the Swedish Corporate Governance Code. The objective is that the composition of the Board of Directors, taking into account the company’s operations, phase of development and other circumstances, shall be appropriate, characterized by versatility and breadth regarding qualifications, experience and background of the elected members, and strive to achieve gender equality.