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SoftwareONE shareholders approve all proposals of the Board of Directors at the Annual General Meeting
Stans, Switzerland I 20 May 2021 - SoftwareONE Holding AG, a leading global provider of end-to-end software and cloud technology solutions, had all proposals put forward by the Board of Directors approved by its shareholders at today's Annual General Meeting. Isabelle Romy and Adam Warby were elected as new members of the Board of Directors.
At today's Annual General Meeting (AGM), which took place in Stans without audience based on Article 27 of the Ordinance 3 on measures to fight Covid-19, shareholders approved all proposals through voting instructions to the independent proxy.
Daniel von Stockar, Chairman of SoftwareONE, stated: "On behalf of the Board of Directors, I would like to thank our shareholders for their trust and support. We are particularly pleased to welcome Isabelle Romy and Adam Warby as new independent members of our Board. With their strong professional background, their leadership experience and independent views, they will further complement the Board's diverse set of skills and thus contribute to generate continued long-term value for our shareholders and customers."
The AGM approved the Annual Report (including the Management Report), the Annual Statutory and Consolidated Financial Statements for the financial year 2020 and in a non-binding (consultative) vote, the Compensation Report for 2020.
A dividend of CHF 0.30 per share was approved and will be paid out of non-Swiss capital contribution reserves on 27 May 2021. The shares will be traded ex-dividend as from 25 May 2021 and the dividend record date is 26 May 2021.
The shareholders voted in favor of granting discharge to the members of the Board of Directors and the members of the Executive Board for the financial year 2020.
The shareholders re-elected Daniel von Stockar as member and Chairman of the Board of Directors. Marie-Pierre Rogers, José Alberto Duarte, René Gilli, Timo Ihamuotila, Peter Kurer and Jean-Pierre Saad were re-elected as members of the Board, and Isabelle Romy and Adam Warby were newly elected, all for a one-year term of office until the 2022 AGM. The shareholders also re-elected all members of the Nomination and Compensation Committee, Marie-Pierre Rogers, Peter Kurer, and Daniel von Stockar, while Adam Warby was newly elected to the committee, all for a one-year term of office until the 2022 AGM.
The shareholders re-elected Keller KLG, Zurich, Switzerland as Independent Proxy and Ernst & Young AG as Auditor for a one-year term of office.
Furthermore, shareholders approved the maximum aggregate compensation of the Board of Directors until the 2022 AGM and the maximum aggregate compensation of the Executive Board for the 2022 financial year.
The final results of the AGM are available here on SoftwareONE's website.
Anna Engvall, Investor Relations
SoftwareONE is a leading global provider of end-to-end software and cloud technology solutions, headquartered in Switzerland. With an IP and technology-driven services portfolio, it enables companies to holistically develop and implement their commercial, technology and digital transformation strategies. This is achieved by modernizing applications and migrating critical workloads on public clouds, while simultaneously managing and optimizing the related software and cloud assets and licensing. SoftwareONE's offerings are connected by PyraCloud, its proprietary digital platform, which provides customers with data-driven, actionable intelligence. With around 7,700 employees and sales and service delivery capabilities in 90 countries, SoftwareONE provides around 65,000 business customers with software and cloud solutions from over 7,500 publishers. SoftwareONE's shares (SWON) are listed on SIX Swiss Exchange. For more information, please visit SoftwareONE.com.
SoftwareONE Holding AG, Riedenmatt 4, CH-6370 Stans
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