12.05.2017

Orell Füssli Holding Ltd: Annual General Meeting adopts all motions


Zurich, May 12, 2017 – The shareholders of Orell Füssli Holding Ltd adopted all motions proposed by the Board of Directors at the Annual General Meeting held on May 12, 2017, also approving the payment of a dividend of CHF 4.00 per registered share. Dr Anton Bleikolm was elected as the new Chairman of the Board of Directors, succeeding Heinrich Fischer, who did not stand for re-election. Dr Beat Lüthi was elected as a new member of the board.

At the 127th Annual General Meeting on May 12, 2017, 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 2016 financial year. They formally approved the actions of the directors in 2016 and voted in favour of the payment of a dividend of CHF 4.00 per registered share, which will be disbursed free of bank charges from May 18, 2017 (trading ex-dividend commences on May 16, 2017). 

Dr Anton Bleikolm, formerly Vice Chairman, was elected as the new Chairman of the Board, replacing Heinrich Fischer, who did not stand for re-election after five successful years as the company's Chairman. Shareholders re-elected Dr Caren Genthner-Kappesz, Dieter Widmer, Dr Thomas Moser and Peter Stiefenhofer for a further term of office of one year. Dr Beat Lüthi, CEO and Member of the Board of Directors of CTC Analytics Ltd, Zwingen, was elected as a new member of the board and member of the Compensation Committee. Dr Thomas Moser was confirmed as a member of the Compensation Committee. PricewaterhouseCoopers Ltd, Zurich, was confirmed as statutory auditor, and lic.iur. Andreas G. Keller as independent proxy for a further year.  

In a consultative ballot, shareholders ratified the remuneration report for 2016 and approved the total fixed remuneration of the Board of Directors amounting to CHF 537 500 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 2018 financial year of CHF 1 200 500 and CHF 846 000, respectively. 

118 shareholders attended the Annual General Meeting in Zurich, so that together with the shares voted by the independent proxy or third parties a total of 81.7% of the share capital was represented.

 

Calendar

Media release: half-year Report for 2017

August 14, 2017

Annual General Meeting 2018

May 8, 2018

 

Contact

Orell Füssli Holding Ltd, Phone +41 44 466 72 73, media[at]orellfuessli.com, www.orellfuessli.com 

 

Orell Füssli is a diversified industrial and trading group focusing on the core businesses of banknote and security printing, industrial systems used in the individualisation of security documents and branded products, and book retailing. Orell Füssli generates sales of some CHF 300 million with about 900 employees at locations in eight countries and is listed on the Swiss Stock Exchange.

 

 

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