Apr 11, 2016 Düsseldorf / Germany
Dividends increase approved
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 11, 2016.
As proposed by the corporate bodies, the Annual General Meeting approved a 12.2 percent higher dividend per preferred share of 1.47 euros (previous year: 1.31 euros) and a 12.4 percent increased dividend per ordinary share of 1.45 euros (previous year: 1.29 euros). The dividend payout ratio amounts to 30.2 percent of net income after non-controlling interests and adjusted for exceptional items. The total dividend payout amounts to almost 640 million euros.
New elections to the Supervisory Board and Shareholders’ Committee
Johann-Christoph Frey, previously a member of the Shareholders’ Committee, Benedikt-Richard Freiherr von Herman und Timotheus Höttges were elected new members of the Supervisory Board. They succeed Ferdinand Groos and Béatrice Guillaume-Grabisch, both of whom resigned from the Supervisory Board, and Boris Canessa, who was elected new member of the Shareholders’ Committee.
All other members of both the Supervisory Board and the Shareholders’ Committee were re-elected.
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