At the 129th Annual General Meeting on May 15, 2019, the shareholders of Orell Füssli
Holding Ltd adopted all motions proposed by the Board of Directors and approved the Annual Report, the annual accounts and the consolidated financial statements for the 2018 financial year. They formally approved the actions of the directors in 2018 and voted in favour of the payment of a dividend of CHF 4.00 per registered share and a special jubilee dividend of CHF 2.00 per registered share, which will be disbursed free of bank charges from May 21, 2019 (trading ex-dividend commences on May 17, 2019).
Dr Anton Bleikolm, Chairman of the Board of Directors since 2017, Dr Beat Lüthi, Vice-chairman of the Board of Directors, and directors Dr Caren Genthner-Kappesz, Dieter Widmer, Dr Thomas Moser and Peter Stiefenhofer were confirmed in office and re-elected for a term of one year. Dr Beat Lüthi and Dr Thomas Moser were confirmed as members of the Compensation Committee. PricewaterhouseCoopers Ltd, Zurich, was confirmed as statutory auditor, and the Keller KLG legal practice as independent voting proxy for a further year.
In a consultative ballot, shareholders ratified the remuneration report for 2018 and approved the total fixed remuneration of the Board of Directors amounting to CHF 528 000 for the period until the next Annual General Meeting. Shareholders also voted in favour of the maximum fixed and variable remuneration of the Executive Board for the 2020 financial year of CHF 1 450 000 and CHF 885 000, respectively.
182 shareholders attended the Annual General Meeting in Zurich, so that together with the shares voted by the independent proxy or third parties as well as online votes, a total of 80,32% of the share capital of CHF 1 960 000 was represented.
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