DKSH Ordinary General Meeting 2021
Zurich, Switzerland, March 18, 2021 – Today, DKSH announced that its shareholders approved all motions at the 88th Ordinary General Meeting by a large majority. In accordance with the Swiss COVID-19 Ordinance 3, the meeting was held without the physical presence of shareholders who exercised their rights via the Independent Proxy. The Independent Proxy represented 86.4 percent of total share capital.
Marco Gadola was confirmed as Chairman and all other Board members as well as the members of the Nomination and Compensation committee were re-elected.
Shareholders authorized the dividend increase of 2.6 percent to CHF 1.95 per share. The payout will be executed from March 24, 2021.
Shareholders also voted in favor of all other motions. They approved the financial statements for 2020, granted discharge from liability to each member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee for the financial year 2020, approved the compensation of the members of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee and re-elected the Statutory Auditors as well as theIndependent Proxy.
DKSH’s Chairman, Marco Gadola, said: “I thank all of our stakeholders for the trust placed in us. We mastered last year’s challenges well and are convinced that we will emerge stronger from the pandemic and to continue benefiting from Asia's long-term potential and favorable market, industry and consolidation trends.”
¹ Based on DKSH's closing share price of CHF 72.70 on March 18, 2021.