The 2013 Annual General Meeting took place:
Friday, 5 April 2013, at 10:30 a.m. (doors open at 9:30 a.m.) in the
Congress Center Basel, Room San Francisco, Messeplatz 21, Basel, Switzerland
The shareholders approved all the proposals put forward by the Board of Directors. 490 shareholders attended the meeting and a total of 7 795 121 voting shares were represented, corresponding to 50% of the overall share capital.
The shareholders approved the 2012 Annual Report, the 2012 Financial Statements and the discharge of the Board of Directors for their activities in 2012. In an advisory vote, they also consented to the 2012 Compensation Report. PricewaterhouseCoopers of Basel was reappointed as Statutory Auditors and Group Auditors for a further term of one year.
All the Directors of the Straumann Board – Gilbert Achermann, Dr Sebastian Burckhardt, Dominik Ellenrieder, Roland Hess, Ulrich Looser, Dr Beat Lüthi, Stefan Meister and Dr h.c. Thomas Straumann – were re-elected for a further one-year term of office. The Board convened after the AGM and reappointed Gilbert Achermann as its Chairman and Thomas Straumann as Vice Chairman.
The meeting approved the appropriation of the available earnings. CHF 57.9 million were allocated to the 2012 dividend. With CHF 3.75 per share, Straumann is maintaining the same payout as in previous years, resulting in a dividend yield of 2.9%. The payout will be made as of 12 April 2013.
The 2014 ordinary general meeting of Straumann’s shareholders will be convened on 11 April 2014 at the Basel Congress Center.