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Annual general meeting of shareholders 2021

April 12, 2021

Petra Maria Ehmann and Marcel Keller new on the board of directors

At the annual general meeting of shareholders of Bossard Holding AG all motions of the board of directors were approved with a large majority. After Anton Lauber and Maria Teresa Vacalli did not seek reelection, Petra Maria Ehmann and Marcel Keller were newly elected as independent directors. The annual general meeting of shareholders approved all current directors in their posts. Dr. Thomas Schmuckli remains as chairman of the board of directors.

For the protection of all shareholders, the annual general meeting of shareholders was held without the physical presence of the shareholders, based on article 27 of the Covid-19-Regulation 3. Therefore, they were able to exercise their rights at the annual general meeting of shareholders exclusively through the independent proxy.

Dr. Thomas Schmuckli and Dr. Daniel Bossard addressed the shareholders via video messages.

The shareholders elected Petra Maria Ehmann and Marcel Keller to the board of directors as independent directors: Petra Maria Ehmann is currently the Global Lead for Product Partnerships in the area of augmented reality at Google, and Marcel Keller is a member of the Vorwerk International executive committee in charge of digital transformation and Group IT.

In addition, the annual general meeting of shareholders approved the dividend proposal of the board of directors. Accordingly, 50 percent of the net income of CHF 57.9 million will be paid out. This results in a gross dividend of CHF 4.40 for the listed registered A shares and CHF 0.88 for the registered B shares. Bossard registered A shares will be traded ex-dividend as of April 14, 2021. The dividend payment will be made on April 16, 2021.

The annual general meeting of shareholders also approved PricewaterhouseCoopers AG, Zurich, as auditors for the 2021 fiscal year.

The independent proxy represented 10,626,559 votes of a total of 13,400,000 possible votes.

Press Release incl. Agenda item as PDF