2017 accounts and dividend of CHF 3.80 per share approved
The Annual General Meeting approved the 2017 financial statements. Shareholders also endorsed the Board’s recommendation that a dividend of CHF 3.80 per share be paid in respect of all qualifying registered shares. The dividend will be distributed from capital contribution reserves and will not therefore be subject to withholding tax. The dividend payment date is 5 April 2018 and the ex-dividend date is 3 April 2018.
Proposed compensation for Board of Directors and Executive Board approved
The 2017 remuneration report was approved by shareholders in a consultative vote. The Annual General Meeting also held separate binding votes on the total compensation payable to members of the Board of Directors and to the Executive Board. Both agenda items were approved.
Existing Board members confirmed and election of Dr. Barbara Frei-Spreiter and Thomas Studhalter as new members, Prof. Dr. Hans Peter Wehrli re-elected as Board Chairman
The Board members Prof. Dr. Hans Peter Wehrli, Mario F. Seris, Dr. Rudolf Huber, Christopher M. Chambers as well as Klaus R. Wecken and Dr. Elisabeth Bourqui were all elected for a further term of office lasting until the 2019 Annual General Meeting. Dr. Barbara Frei-Spreiter and Thomas Studhalter were elected as new Board members. Shareholders also re-elected Prof. Dr. Hans Peter Wehrli as Board Chairman.
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