Orell Füssli AG: Annual General Meeting of 11 May 2022 approves all proposals of the Board of Directors
Ad hoc announcement pursuant to Art. 53 LR
Zurich, 11 May 2022 - The shareholders of Orell Füssli AG approved all the proposals of the Board of Directors at the Annual General Meeting on 11 May 2022.
At the 132nd Annual General Meeting on May 11, 2022, the shareholders approved all the proposals of the Board of Directors and adopted the annual report, financial statements and consolidated financial statements for 2021. The shareholders also discharged the members of the Board of Directors for the year 2021. The shareholders also approved the proposal to distribute a dividend of CHF 3.40 per registered share. The dividend will be paid free of charge as of 17 May 2022. The last trading day entitling to receive the dividend is 12 May 2022. From 13 May 2022, the shares will be traded ex-dividend.
Dr Martin Folini was elected as President for a further one-year term. Mirjana Blume, Dieter Widmer, Dr Thomas Moser, Dr Luka Müller and Johannes Schaede were confirmed in office for a further year. Dr Martin Folini and Dr Thomas Moser were also confirmed as members of the Compensation Committee for a further year. PricewaterhouseCoopers AG, Zurich, as auditors and the law firm Keller KLG, Zurich, as independent proxy were also confirmed for another year of office.
In a consultative vote, the shareholders approved the Compensation Report 2021. The Annual General Meeting approved the maximum remuneration of the members of the Board of Directors until the Annual General Meeting 2023 and the maximum remuneration of the members of the Executive Board for the period of the business year 2022.
The Annual General Meeting could be held physically again after 2 years and the shareholders could exercise their rights at the Annual General Meeting, via the independent proxy or via the online platform. A total of 76.28% of the share capital of CHF 1,960,000 was represented at the Annual General Meeting.
Publication of half-year results for 2022: 5 August 2022
Orell Füssli AG
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Orell Füssli is a pioneer in the field of security and education. As an expert in security solutions for the state and citizens alike and a leading Swiss player in the book retailing sector, Orell Füssli supports its clients with a unique and customer-specific offering.
As a leading system provider of security technology and identification systems and a long-standing partner to governments, Orell Füssli is a technological standard-setter. In the areas of security printing and serialisation, Orell Füssli offers innovative printing processes and services for the production and successful protection of banknotes, value documents and identity documents.
With its attractive large-format and specialist bookstores, Orell Füssli offers a true book shopping experience. In the Book Retailing segment, Orell Füssli holds a 50% stake in Orell Füssli Thalia AG, which offers a comprehensive range of products and services via 45 branches located in German-speaking Switzerland and various e-commerce services. Orell Füssli provides logistics and other services for libraries and the corporate sector. Orell Füssli’s publishing houses focus on learning and educational media, and children’s books that impart knowledge.
Orell Füssli was established more than 500 years ago and generates revenue of some CHF 210 million with about 600 employees in five countries. Orell Füssli is listed on SIX Swiss Exchange.