Apr 4, 2014  Düsseldorf / Germany

Substantial dividend increase approved – payout ratio reaches 30 percent

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 about 2,000 shareholders attended the event, which was held in Düsseldorf on April 4, 2014.

Resolution on dividends

The Annual General Meeting approved a 28.4 percent higher dividend per preferred share of 1.22 euros (previous year: 0.95 euros) and a 29.0 percent increased dividend per ordinary share of 1.20 euros (previous year: 0.93 euros). The dividend payout thus significantly exceeds the prior years’ figures. The dividend payout ratio amounts to 30.0 percent of net income after non-controlling interests and adjusted for exceptional items and the total dividend payout reaches almost 530 million euros.

Supervisory Board by-election

Barbara Kux was elected as a member of the Shareholders’ Committee. On July 3, 2013, Kux was appointed shareholder-representative member of the Supervisory Board by court decision, succeeding Thierry Paternot. She has now been elected for the remaining tenure of that body.