09.05.2018

Orell Füssli Holding Ltd: Annual General Meeting held on May 8, 2018, adopts all motions


The shareholders of Orell Füssli Holding Ltd adopted all motions proposed by the Board of Directors at the Annual General Meeting held on May 8, 2018, also approving the payment of a dividend of CHF 4.00 per registered share. The shareholder’s motion proposed by VERAISON SICAV, Zurich, for “opting-up” with a corresponding amendment of the articles of incorporation was clearly rejected.

 

Zurich, May 9, 2018 - At the 128th Annual General Meeting on May 8, 2018, 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 2017 financial year. They formally approved the actions of the directors in 2017 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 15, 2018 (trading ex-dividend commences on May 11, 2018).

The shareholder’s motion proposed by VERAISON SICAV, Zurich, to set a new limit for the obligation to submit a purchase offer at 34% of voting rights (opting-up) in a corresponding amendment to the articles of incorporation of Orell Füssli Holding Ltd was clearly rejected by the shareholders.

All Members of the Board stood for re-election: Dr Caren Genthner-Kappesz, Dr Anton Bleikolm, Dieter Widmer, Dr Thomas Moser, Peter Stiefenhofer and Dr Beat Lüthi were confirmed in office and re-elected for a term of one year. Dr Anton Bleikolm was re-elected as Chairman of the Board of Directors. Dr Beat Lüthi and Dr Thomas Moser were confirmed as members 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 2017 and approved the total fixed remuneration of the Board of Directors amounting to CHF 638 000 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 2019 financial year of CHF 1 382 000 and CHF 875 000, respectively.

129 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 82,11% of the share capital
of CHF 1 960 000 was represented.

 

Calendar

Media release: 2018 half-year report

    

August 9, 2018

Annual General Meeting of Orell Füssli Holding Ltd

May 15, 2019

 

 

Contact

Orell Füssli Holding Ltd
Arabelle Frey
Head of Corporate Communication
Phone +41 44 466 72 71, media[at]ofh.ch

 

 

Orell Füssli is a diversified industrial and trading group engaged in the core businesses of banknote and security printing, industrial systems used in the individualization 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.