17. April 2015

Datwyler’s AGM approves all Board proposals

Dätwyler Holding Inc. held its 57th Annual General Meeting at the theater (uri) Tellspielhaus in Altdorf on 16 April 2015. The 299 shareholders attending the meeting approved all proposals put forward by the Board of Directors. 

To commemorate the Datwyler Group’s 100th anniversary, the Annual General Meeting declared a special anniversary dividend to be paid in shares in addition to an ordinary gross cash dividend of CHF 2.20 per bearer share and CHF 0.44 per registered share. Shareholders will receive a special anniversary dividend of three additional bearer shares for every 100 bearer shares and every 500 registered shares owned, to be issued out of treasury shares held by Dätwyler Holding Inc. This brings the total dividend payable in the centenary year to CHF 8.9592 per bearer share and to CHF 1.79184 per registered share (based on the volume-weighted average share price on 15 April 2015). The dividend will be paid from 23 April 2015 upon presentation of Coupon No. 8 (for the cash dividend) and Coupon No. 9 (for the share dividend). The ex-date (day the shares commence trading without entitlement to the dividend) is 20 April 2015.

The Annual General Meeting also elected Jürg Fedier and Hanno Ulmer as new Directors. Since 2009, Jürg Fedier has served as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the global Oerlikon Group and played an active role in reshaping this Swiss industrial conglomerate steeped in tradition. Hanno Ulmer is an Executive Board member of Doppelmayr Holding AG and has many years of international experience as an entrepreneur. “In Jürg Fedier and Hanno Ulmer, we have found strong individuals who ideally complement our team on Datwyler’s Board of Directors”, says Ulrich Graf, Chairman of Dätwyler Holding Inc. All of the previous Directors were re-elected for another one-year term of office. Dätwyler Holding Inc.’s Board of Directors now consists of eight members.

Guido Unternaehrer, Head of Corporate Communications, Tel. 041 875 19 00

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Financial Calendar:
Interim Report: 14 August 2015
Annual Press Conference/Analyst Conference: 4 March 2016
Annual General Meeting: 5 April 2016

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