“At Gerresheimer, our foundations are strong. After making a good start to 2019, we need to keep up the pace in the coming quarters in order to achieve our goals for the year. We are systematically implementing the projects we planned, thus paving the way for future growth and increased productivity. We stepped up as Gerresheimer’s new Management Board with the objective of putting the company on a path to sustained, profitable growth,” said Dietmar Siemssen, CEO of Gerresheimer AG, at the Annual General Meeting.
The dividend has been raised by 4.5 percent to 1.15 EUR per dividend-entitled share. A dividend of 1.10 EUR per share was distributed in the prior year. The dividend will be paid out on June 12, 2019.
A large majority voted in favour of the resolution formally approving the acts of the Management Board and Supervisory Board in the financial year 2018. Deloitte GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft, Düsseldorf, was elected as auditor for the financial year 2019. In addition, the revision of Supervisory Board remuneration, the creation of new authorized capital with the possibility to exclude shareholders’ subscription rights and a new authorization to issue convertible bonds or warrant bonds (or combinations of such instruments) with the possibility of excluding shareholders’ subscription rights, as well as the creation of new conditional capital were approved, each with corresponding amendments to the Articles of Association.
At the Annual General Meeting, 81.00 percent of the capital stock was represented. The detailed voting results on all items of the Annual General Meeting agenda are available here: www.gerresheimer.com/en/investor-relations/annual-general-meeting.
The CEO speech delivered at the Annual General Meeting is available here: www.gerresheimer.com/en/investor-relations/annual-general-meeting.
The Annual Report is available here: www.gerresheimer.com/en/investor-relations/reports.