04/10/2006, Düsseldorf


Annual General Meeting of Henkel KGaA

Today's Annual General Meeting of Henkel KGaA in Düsseldorf provided around 2000 shareholders with an overview of Henkel's performance in fiscal 2005.

"2005 was once again a successful year for Henkel. We achieved our advised targets by a clear margin and were able to further extend our leading market positions," said Ulrich Lehner, Chairman of the Management Board of Henkel KGaA. "We have our shareholders participate in this success with a dividend payout above that of the previous year."

Resolution on the appropriation of profit
The Annual General Meeting approved a dividend of 1.30 euros per ordinary share and 1.36 euros per preferred share. The payout thus exceeds that of the previous year.

Resolution to authorize the purchase of the Company's own shares
The Annual General Meeting again authorized Henkel KGaA's personally liable part­ners to acquire ordinary or preferred shares of the Company, subject to a maximum aggregate holding of 10 percent of the Company's capital stock.

Elections to the Supervisory Board
Mr. Konstantin von Unger and Mr. Thomas Manchot were elected to the Supervisory Board to succeed departing members Mr. Benedikt-Joachim Freiherr von Herman and Mr. Heinrich Thorbecke.