Comet Holding AG / Key word(s): Miscellaneous
22-Apr-2021 / 18:16 CET/CEST
Release of an ad hoc announcement pursuant to Art. 53 KR
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The shareholders of Comet Holding AG approved all proposals of the Board of Direc-tors at the 72nd Annual General Meeting. 75.25% of voting stock was represented at the meeting. After approving the company and annual statements and a dividend of CHF 1.30 per share, Tosja Zywietz was newly elected to the Board of Directors.
Owing to measures to combat Covid-19, the shareholders enacted their voting and election rights in written form using independent proxies. The Annual General Meeting approved the management report as well as the annual financial and company statements for 2020 and the members of the Board of Directors and Executive Board for 2020 were discharged. The proposed dividend of CHF 1.30 per entitled registered share was approved. Payment will be made on April 28, 2021.
The members of the Board of Directors, Heinz Kundert, Prof. Dr. Gian-Luca Bona, Dr. iur. Mariel Hoch and Patrick Jany presented themselves for re-election and were confirmed for the term of one year until the Annual General Meeting in 2022. Heinz Kundert was confirmed as the Chairman of the Board of Directors. Rolf Huber, who did not stand for re-election, was warmly thanked for his services as a member of the Board of Directors for the last 13 years. The Board of Directors wishes Rolf Huber every success in both his future professional and private life. Ernst & Young AG were re-elected as auditor for the 2021 fiscal year and Mr. Patrick Glauser, Fiduria AG, was re-elected as independent proxy up to and including the Annual General Meeting in 2022.
The Annual General Meeting elected the proposed candidate Tosja Zywietz as member of the Board of Directors.
Constitution of the Board of Directors
At its constituent meeting, the Board of Directors allocated its duties as follows: Dr. iur. Mariel Hoch will be Vice Chairwoman. The leadership of the committees remains unchanged: Dr. iur. Mariel Hoch retains the chairmanship of the Nomination and Compensation Committee (NCC). Patrick Jany will continue to serve as head of the Audit Committee (AC) and Prof. Dr. Gian-Luca Bona remains head of the Technology Committee (TC). Tosja Zywietz will support both the AC and the TC as a member.
Approval of the proposals for the compensation of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee
The shareholders approved the compensation of the Board of Directors for the coming term of office, the fixed compensation of the Executive Committee for the 2022 financial year, and the variable compensation of the Executive Committee for 2020. The proposal of the Board of Directors to confirm the Compensation Report 2020 in an advisory vote was also approved.
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The Comet Group is a globally leading, innovative technology company based in Switzerland with a focus on plasma control and x-ray technology. With premium high-tech components and systems, we enable our cus-tomers to both enhance the quality of their products and make their manufacturing more efficient and eco-friendly. Our innovative solutions are in demand in the semiconductor and electronics market, the aerospace and automobile industry and in security inspection. Headquartered in Flamatt, Switzerland, the Comet Group has a presence in all world markets. We employ more than 1,400 people worldwide, including about 500 in Switzerland. Besides production facilities in China, Denmark, Germany, Malaysia, Switzerland and the USA, we maintain various other subsidiaries in Canada, China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and the USA. Comet (COTN) is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange.
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