Orell Füssli Ltd: Annual General Meeting of 10 May 2023 approves all proposals of the Board of Directors
Zurich, 10 May 2023 – The shareholders of Orell Füssli Ltd approved all the proposals of the Board of Directors at the Annual General Meeting on 10 May 2023.
At the 133rd Annual General Meeting on May 10, 2023, the shareholders approved all the proposals of the Board of Directors and adopted the annual report, financial statements, consolidated financial statements for 2022 and two amendments to the Articles of Association. The shareholders also discharged the members of the Board of Directors for the year 2022. 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 16 May 2023. The last trading day entitling to receive the dividend is the 11 May 2023. From 12 May 2023 the shares will be traded ex-dividend.
Dr Martin Folini was elected as Chairman of the Board of Directors for a further one-year term. The board members 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 AG, Zurich, as independent proxy were also confirmed for another year of office.
In a consultative vote, the shareholders approved the Compensation Report 2022. The Annual General Meeting approved the maximum remuneration of the members of the Board of Directors until the Annual General Meeting 2024 and the maximum remuneration of the members of the Executive Board for the period of the business year 2023.
The General Meeting took place at the SIX ConventionPoint in Zurich. The shareholders could exercise their rights at the Annual General Meeting, via the independent proxy or via the online platform. A total of 75.63% of the share capital was represented at the Annual General Meeting.
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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 as a leading Swiss player in the book retailing sector, Orell Füssli supports its clients with a unique and customised 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 for both analogue and digital applications. 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.
Verifiable digital certificates represent a new, relevant business field with great international potential for Orell Füssli, which is to be developed in the coming years.
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 50 branches located in German-speaking Switzerland and various e-commerce services. Orell Füssli provides logistics and other services for libraries and the corporate sector. With its publishing houses, Orell Füssli focusses on learning and legal media as well as on books for children.
Orell Füssli was established more than 500 years ago and generates revenue of some CHF 220 million with about 650 employees at locations in five countries. Orell Füssli is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange.