· Dividend of EUR 0.75 per share approved
· Increase in dividend to EUR 0.75 per share
· Large majority for resolution approving work of Management Board and Supervisory Board
· Gerresheimer takes leave of long-time Supervisory Board Chairman Gerhard Schulze
· Andrea Abt new member of the Supervisory Board for shareholders
A dividend of EUR 0.75 per share was approved at the Annual General Meeting of Gerresheimer AG. The MDAX-listed Group manufactures glass and plastic pharma packaging together with products for safe and simple drug delivery such as insulin pens, inhalers and syringes.
“2014 was a good year for Gerresheimer AG. We grew as expected in terms of both revenues and earnings. 2014 saw us launch key investment projects, paving the way for further profitable growth. Accordingly, we proposed a further increase in the dividend to EUR 0.75 per share, and this was approved by a large majority at today’s Annual General Meeting,” said Uwe Röhrhoff, CEO of Gerresheimer AG, summing up at the Annual General Meeting. “I would like to thank our longstanding Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Gerhard Schulze, for his exceptional dedication and his tireless hard work for Gerresheimer AG. Schulze has worked for the benefit of the company in various positions for more than 47 years. From 2008, he did so with great success as Chairman of the Supervisory Board.”
The dividend of EUR 0.75 represents an increase of 7.1% against the prior year, when a dividend of EUR 0.70 per share was distributed.
A large majority voted in favour of the resolution formally approving the acts of the Management Board and Supervisory Board in financial year 2014. Andrea Abt was elected by a large majority at the Annual General Meeting as a new member of the Supervisory Board for shareholders. The Management Board remuneration system was likewise approved by a large majority at the Annual General Meeting. Deloitte & Touche GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft, Duesseldorf, was elected as auditor for financial year 2015.
78.54% of the capital stock was represented at today’s Annual General Meeting.