Mar 29, 2019 - Emmen
ALSO Annual General Meeting approves 9% dividend increase to CHF 3.00
At the Annual General Meeting, the shareholders approved the Annual Report 2018 and granted discharge to the Board of Directors and the Group Management. The shareholders approved the 7th consecutive dividend increase to CHF 3.00 (+9%) per share for 2018. This corresponds to an increase of CHF 2.30 (+329%) since 2011. The dividend will be distributed from capital contributions reserves and will be free of withholding tax. The dividend payment date is April 4, 2019 (ex-date: April 2, 2019). The retained profit of CHF 328.0 million is being carried forward to the new account.
The shareholders also approved for the financial year 2019 the maximum total amount of compensation for the Board of Directors and the maximum amount of fixed and variable compensation for the members of the Group Management for the same period.
The members of the Board of Directors, Peter Athanas, Walter P. J. Droege, Rudolf Marty, Frank Tanski, Ernest-W. Droege and Gustavo Möller-Hergt were re-elected for a further year in office. In addition, the shareholders approved the re-election of Gustavo Möller-Hergt as Chairman of the Board of Directors.
Direct link to the media release: https://also.com/goto/20190329en