2015 Annual General Meeting

The 2015 Annual General Meeting tOOK place:

Friday, 10 April 2015, at 10:30 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. The meeting was attended by 407 shareholders, who together with proxies, represented 80.1% of the total share capital. The shareholders were able to give their voting instructions to the independent proxy online in advance.

The meeting approved the following:
  • The Management Report, Annual Financial Statements and Consolidated Financial Statements for the 2014 business year.
  • The appropriation of the available earnings in 2014: CHF 58,5 million for the 2014 dividend and CHF 873 million for retained earnings.
  • The discharge of the Board of Directors for their activities in 2014.
  • The election of Gilbert Achermann, Dr Sebastian Burckhardt, Roland Hess, Ulrich Looser, Dr Beat Lüthi, Stefan Meister and Dr h.c. Thomas Straumann to the Board of Directors for a term of one year.
  • The election of Gilbert Achermann as Chairman for a term of one year.
  • The election of Ulrich Looser, Dr Beat Lüthi, Stefan Meister to the Compensation Committee for a term of one year.
  • The total compensation of the Board of Directors for the next term of office, and the fixed compensation of the Executive Management from 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016 as well as their variable long-term compensation components for the current business year.
  • The appointment of Neovius Schlager & Partner in Basel as the independent voting representative for a term of one year.
  • The appointment of Ernst & Young AG as Auditors, for a term of one year.

Calendar

  • Ex date: 14 April 2015
  • Payment date: 16 April 2015

2016 Annual General Meeting

The 2016 ordinary general meeting of Straumann’s shareholders will be convened on 8 April 2016 at the Basel Congress Center.