Apr 13, 2015  Düsseldorf / Germany

Dividend increase approved

Henkel holds Annual General Meeting

Henkel AG & Co. KGaA’s Annual General Meeting saw all resolutions on its agenda passed by the voting shareholders. A total of around 1,500 shareholders attended the event, which was held in Düsseldorf on April 13, 2015.

Resolution on dividends

The Annual General Meeting approved a 7.4 percent higher dividend per preferred share of 1.31 euros (previous year: 1.22 euros) and a 7.5 percent increased dividend per ordinary share of 1.29 euros (previous year: 1.20 euros). The dividend payout ratio amounts to 30.0 percent of net income after non-controlling interests and adjusted for exceptional items. The total dividend payout amounts to almost 570 million euros.

Authorized capital

The Annual General Meeting approved around 43.8 million euros of authorized capital. The authorized capital represents 10 percent of the company’s capital stock.

Authorization to purchase own shares

The Annual General Meeting authorized management to purchase the company’s own shares, subject to a maximum aggregate holding of 10 percent of the company’s capital stock.