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Annual general meeting of shareholders 2020

April 08, 2020

Annual general meeting of shareholders approves all motions

The annual general meeting of shareholders of Bossard Holding AG approved all motions of the board of directors with a large majority and confirmed all current directors in their posts. Dr. Thomas SchThe annual general meeting of shareholders of Bossard Holding AG approved all motions of the board of directors with a large majority and confirmed all current directors in their posts. Dr. Thomas Schmuckli remains as chairman of the board of directors.

Based on Art. 6a para. 1 lit. b of Ordinance 2 of the Federal Council on measures to prevent coronavirus (COVID-19), the shareholders of Bossard Holding AG were not able to attend the annual general meeting of shareholders on site. Shareholders were able to exercise their rights at the annual general meeting of shareholders exclusively through the independent proxy. Therefore, it was possible to hold the annual general meeting of shareholders as planned despite the exceptional situation in connection with the coronavirus.

In addition, the annual general meeting of shareholders approved the dividend proposal of the board of directors. Accordingly, from the net income of CHF 76.0 million (previous year: CHF 85.4 million) a gross dividend of CHF 2.00 will be paid out for the listed registered A shares and CHF 0.40 for the registered B shares. Bossard registered A shares will be traded ex-dividend from April 14, 2020. The dividend payment will be made on April 16, 2020.

The annual general meeting of shareholders also approved PricewaterhouseCoopers AG, Zurich, as auditors for the 2020 fiscal year.

The independent proxy represented 10,222,968 votes of a total of 13,400,000 possible votes.

 

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