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Apr 9, 2018 Düsseldorf / Germany
Henkel AG & Co. KGaA’s Annual General Meeting saw all resolutions on its agenda passed by the voting shareholders. A total of around 1,300 shareholders attended the event, which was held in Düsseldorf on April 9, 2018.
As proposed by the corporate bodies, the Annual General Meeting approved a 10.5 percent higher dividend per preferred share of 1.79 euros (previous year: 1.62 euros) and a 10.6 percent increased dividend per ordinary share of 1.77 euros (previous year: 1.60 euros). For both share classes this is the highest dividend ever paid by Henkel. The dividend payout ratio amounts to 30.7 percent of net income after non-controlling interests and adjusted for exceptional items. The total dividend payout amounts to about 780 million euros.
As of the end of the 2018 Annual General Meeting, Johann-Christoph Frey resigned his seat on the Supervisory Board and was elected as a member of the Shareholders’ Committee. Frey succeeds Boris Canessa, who resigned his seat on the Shareholders’ Committee with his departure as of the end of April 30, 2017. Philipp Scholz was elected as a member of the Supervisory Board, succeeding Johann-Christoph Frey.
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