Today’s Annual General Meeting of Henkel AG & Co. KGaA in Düsseldorf provided around 2,500 shareholders with an overview of the company’s development and performance in fiscal 2008.
“Fiscal 2008 was a real challenge for Henkel. Despite the difficult economic environment around the world, we sustained our good position,” commented Kasper Rorsted, Chairman of the Henkel Management Board, in offering an overall assessment of the company’s performance in the last full reporting period. “Once again, all our business sectors were able to outperform their respective markets with our businesses in the emerging markets making a particularly strong contribution with an overall sales share of 37 percent,” said Rorsted.
Resolution on dividends The Annual General Meeting approved a dividend of 0.51 euros per ordinary share and 0.53 euros per preferred share. This means that the dividend levels match those of the previous year.
Amendments to the Articles of Association The AGM likewise approved the proposed amendments to the Articles of Association, including those with respect to the election of substitute members of the Shareholders’ Committee and compensation for the Audit Committee.