Annual Shareholders’ Meeting of Daimler AG approves dividend of €2.25.
Webcast of the Introductory Speeches at the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting of Daimler AG held in Berlin on Wednesday, the shareholders approved the distribution of a dividend for the year 2013 of €2.25 per share (prior year: €2.20). The total dividend payout amounts to €2,407 million.
Furthermore, the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting elected Dr Bernd Bohr, Mr. Joe Kaeser and Dr. Bernd Pischetsrieder as members of the Supervisory Board representing the shareholders for a period of five years. Their period of office as members of the Supervisory Board of Daimler AG began at the end of the 2014 Annual Shareholders’ Meeting.
The actions of the members of the Board of Management were ratified by 98.56% of the votes cast and the actions of the members of the Supervisory Board were ratified by 98.53% of the votes cast.
Effective as of January 1, 2014, the remuneration system for the members of the company’s Board of Management was adjusted with consideration of the amended German Corporate Governance Code. The Annual Shareholders’ Meeting approved the remuneration system with 96.82% of the votes cast. The adjustment in the remuneration of the Supervisory Board was approved by 97.86% of the votes cast.
The Annual Shareholders’ Meeting was held at the Berlin Trade Fair Center (Berliner Messe) and was attended by approximately 5,500 shareholders and shareholder representatives (prior year: 5,000). 39.25% of the share capital was represented.
The dividend will be paid out on April 10, 2014 to all shareholders who held Daimler shares on April 9, 2014.