Annual Shareholders’ Meeting approves highest dividend to-date in history of Daimler AG with 3.25 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 2015 of €3.25 per share (prior year: €2.45). This is the highest dividend to-date in the history of Daimler AG. The dividend distribution amounts to €3,477 million. The dividend will be paid out on April 7, 2016 to all shareholders who held Daimler shares on April 6, 2016.
The Annual Shareholders’ Meeting reelected Dr. Manfred Bischoff, chairman of the supervisory board of Daimler AG, as a member of the Daimler Supervisory Board representing the shareholders. As well, Mrs Petraea Heynike, formerly member of the Executive Board of Nestlé S.A., has been reelected to the Daimler Supervisory Board. Each term of office is effective from the end of the 2016 Annual Shareholders’ Meeting until the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting in the year 2021.
The actions of the members of the Board of Management were ratified with 98.92% of the votes cast, and the actions of the members of the Supervisory Board were ratified with 98.77% of the votes cast.
The Annual Shareholders’ Meeting was held at CityCube Berlin and was attended by approximately 5,500 (2015: 5,000) shareholders. In total, 50.77% of the share capital was represented.
|Dividend per share||€3.25|
|Dividend distribution||€3,477 million|
|Ratification of the actions of the Board of Management||98.92%|
|Ratification of the actions of the Supervisory Board||98.77%|
|Share capital represented||50.77%|