Annual General Meeting of Shareholders approves all motions
At the annual general meeting of shareholders (AGM) of Bossard Holding AG all motions of the Board of Directors were approved with a large majority. The annual general meeting of shareholders approved all current directors in their posts. Dr. Thomas Schmuckli remains as Chairman of the Board of Directors.
In addition, the AGM approved the motion of the Board of Directors to increase the dividend by 10 percent. Accordingly, from the record net income of CHF 62.4 million (previous year: CHF 54.5 million) a gross dividend of CHF 3.30 will be paid out for the registered A shares and CHF 0.66 for the registered B shares. Bossard registered A shares will be traded ex-dividend from April 12, 2017. The dividend payment will be made on April 18, 2017.
The annual general meeting of shareholders also approved PricewaterhouseCoopers AG, Zurich, as auditors for the 2017 fiscal year.
A total of 762 shareholders attended the annual general meeting of shareholders: they represented 10,305,092 of a total of 13,400,000 possible votes.
You find the Agenda Items in the Press Release PDF