Annual Shareholders’ Meeting approves highest dividend so far in history of Daimler AG with 2.45 euros per share.
At the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting of Daimler AG held in Berlin on Wednesday, the shareholders approved the payment of a dividend for the year 2014 of €2.45 per share (prior year: €2.25). This is the highest dividend to-date in the history of Daimler AG. The dividend distribution amounts to €2,621 million.
Furthermore, the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting also reelected Dr. Paul Achleitner, chairman of the supervisory board of Deutsche Bank AG, as a member of the Daimler Supervisory Board representing the shareholders. The reelection is effective from the end of the 2015 Annual Shareholders’ Meeting until the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting in the year 2020.
The actions of the members of the Board of Management were ratified with 99.69% of the votes cast, and the actions of the members of the Supervisory Board were ratified with 99.71% of the votes cast.
In addition, the shareholders authorized the issuance of convertible bonds and/or bonds with warrants and a respective conditional capital. This authorization is valid until March 31, 2020 and replaces the existing framework to the same financial extent.
The Annual Shareholders’ Meeting was held for the first time at CityCube Berlin and was attended by approximately 5,000 (2013: 5,500) shareholders. In total, 36.15% of the share capital was represented.
The dividend will be paid out on April 2, 2015 to all shareholders who held Daimler shares on April 1, 2015.
Overview of the most important results
|Dividend per share||€2.45|
|Dividend distribution||€2,621 million|
|Ratification of the actions of the Board of Management||99.69%|
|Ratification of the actions of the Supervisory Board||99.71%|
|Share capital represented||36.15%|