DKSH Management Ltd. / Key word(s): AGMEGM/Dividend
DKSH’s 90th Ordinary General Meeting 2023
16.03.2023 / 17:45 CET/CEST
Shareholders approved all motions with a clear majority
All current Board members re-elected
Gabriel Baertschi elected as new member of the Board of Directors
Proposal of dividend increase of 4.9% to CHF 2.15 per share accepted
Zurich, Switzerland, March 16, 2023 – DKSH’s shareholders have voted in favor of all motions at the company’s 90th Ordinary General Meeting by a large majority. In total, 180 shareholders were present and a total of 55,740,804 shares, equaling 85.70% of the share capital, were represented at the meeting.
Marco Gadola was re-elected as Chairman, and all current Board members as well as the members of the Nomination and Compensation committee were re-elected for another term of office until completion of the next Ordinary General Meeting. In addition, Gabriel Baertschi was elected as new member of DKSH’s Board of Directors and the Nomination and Compensation committee.
Shareholders authorized the dividend increase of 4.9% to CHF 2.15 per share. DKSH will distribute CHF 139.6 million to shareholders, with the payout expected to be made as from March 22, 2023. The Group remains committed to its progressive, ordinary dividend policy.
DKSH’s shareholders also voted in favor of all other motions. They granted discharge from liability to each member of the Board of Directors and of the Executive Committee, authorized the Group consolidated financial statements and compensation for the financial year 2022, and re-elected the Statutory Auditors as well as the Independent Proxy. Equally, the proposed amendments to the Articles of Association were all approved by the shareholders.
DKSH’s Chairman, Marco Gadola, commented: “With disciplined strategy execution, DKSH has demonstrated resilience and agility in view of global challenges in 2022. I am proud of our teams’ dedication and hard work and grateful to all shareholders for their continuous support. We remain committed to creating value for all stakeholders and look forward to continuing our collaboration in 2023.”
DKSH’s purpose is to enrich people’s lives. For more than 150 years, we have been delivering growth for companies in Asia and beyond across our Business Units Healthcare, Consumer Goods, Performance Materials, and Technology. As a leading Market Expansion Services provider, we offer sourcing, market insights, marketing and sales, eCommerce, distribution and logistics as well as after-sales services. DKSH is a participant of the United Nations Global Compact and adheres to its principles-based approach to responsible business. Listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange, DKSH operates in 37 markets with 32,600 specialists, generating net sales of CHF 11.3 billion in 2022. www.dksh.com
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