Annual General Meeting

The 2017 Annual General Meeting took place:

Friday, 7 April 2017, at 10:30 a.m. in the Congress Center Basel, San Francisco Hall, Messeplatz 21, Basel, Switzerland

The shareholders approved all the proposals put forward by the Board of Directors. The meeting was attended by 375 shareholders, who together with proxies, represented 74% of the total share capital. The shareholders were able to give their voting instructions to the independent proxy online in advance.

The shareholders approved the following:

  • The Management Report, the Annual Financial Statements, the Consolidated Financial Statements and – in a consultative vote – the Compensation Report, for the 2016 business year.
  • The appropriation of the available earnings in 2016: CHF 65.1 million for the 2016 dividend and CHF 763.2 million carried forward to the new accounts. The approved dividend corresponds to CHF 4.25 per share, an increase from CHF 4.00 in 2015. 
  • The discharge of the Board of Directors for the 2016 business year.
  • The fixed compensation of the Board of Directors for the period commencing with today’s AGM and ending at the 2018 AGM in a maximum amount of CHF 2.3 million, approximately 40% of which will be paid in shares that are blocked for two years.
  • The compensation of the Executive Management, including a short-term variable compensation of CHF 5.7 million for the 2016 business year, a maximum long-term, variable compensation for the 2017 business year of CHF 3.0 million and a maximum total fixed compensation of CHF 5.8 million for the period from 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018.
  • The re-election of Gilbert Achermann as Member and Chairman of the Board, as well as Dr Sebastian Burckhardt, Ulrich Looser, Dr Beat Lüthi and Dr h.c. Thomas Straumann as Board Members – each for a term of one year.
  • The election of Monique Bourquin and Regula Wallimann as new Board Members – each for a term of one year. They fill the gaps left by Stefan Meister and Roland Hess, who have both stepped down from the Board. 
  • The election of Monique Bourquin, Ulrich Looser and Dr h.c. Thomas Straumann to the Compensation Committee for a term of one year. 
  • The re-election of Neovius AG in Basel as the independent voting representative for a term of one year.
  • The re-election of Ernst & Young AG, Basel, as auditors for the 2017 business year.


  • Ex date: 11 April 2017
  • Payment date: 13 April 2017

2018 Annual General Meeting

The next ordinary general meeting of Straumann’s shareholders will be convened on 4 April 2018 at the Basel Congress Center.

Downloads (German)

Previous Annual General Meetings

2016 Annual General Meeting

2016 Voting Protocol – Holding (German)

13.04.2016 (PDF, 355 KB)

2015 Annual Report Highlights

Extraordinary performers
02.03.2016 (PDF, 1 MB)

2015 Financial Report

Extraordinary performers
25.02.2016 (PDF, 696 KB)

2015 Annual Report

Extraordinary performers
25.02.2016 (PDF, 6 MB)

2015 Annual General Meeting

2015 Voting Protocol – Holding (German)

10.04.2015 (PDF, 202 KB)

Auszug aus dem Geschäftsbericht 2014

Wir lieben, was wir tun
03.03.2015 (PDF, 1 MB)

2014 Annual Report

We love what we do
26.02.2015 (PDF, 7 MB)

2014 Financial Report

We love what we do
26.02.2015 (PDF, 991 KB)

2014 Annual General Meeting

2014 Voting Protocol – Holding (German)

11.04.2014 (PDF, 2 MB)

2013 Financial Report

Turning a new page
25.02.2014 (PDF, 682 KB)

2013 Annual Report

Turning a new page
25.02.2014 (PDF, 3 MB)

2013 Annual General Meeting

2013 Voting Protocol – Holding (German)

16.04.2013 (PDF, 641 KB)

2012 Financial Report

Stepping into tomorrow's world
21.02.2013 (PDF, 2 MB)

2012 Annual Report

Stepping into tomorrow's world
21.02.2013 (PDF, 9 MB)

2012 Annual General Meeting

2012 Voting protocol - Holding (German)

17.04.2012 (PDF, 541 KB)

2011 Annual Report

22.02.2012 (PDF, 4 MB)