Annual General Meeting approves dividend increase to EUR 1.35
The shareholders approved with 99.36 percent of the votes the payment of a dividend of EUR 1.35 per share.
Bonn - At today's Annual General Meeting of Deutsche Post AG, shareholders approved the resolutions proposed by the Board of Management and Supervisory Board by large majorities. Among other things, the shareholders approved with 99.36 percent of the votes the payment of a dividend of EUR 1.35 per share, which is EUR 0.20 higher than the previous year. The discharge of the Board of Management and Supervisory Board, the appointment of the auditor and capital-related resolutions were also approved by a large majority. The Annual General Meeting also approved the compensation system for the Board of Management, which from 2022 will provide for a fixed link between the annual bonus and the Group's ambitious ESG targets.
In the Supervisory Board elections, Ingrid Deltenre, Member of the Board of Directors of Givaudan SA (98.62 percent of the votes), Prof. Dr.-Ing Katja Windt, Member of the Board of Management of SMS group GmbH (97.74 percent of the votes), and Dr. Nikolaus von Bomhard, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Münchener Rückversicherungs-Gesellschaft AG (79.98 percent of the votes), were again elected.
The entire Annual General Meeting was again broadcasted live on the internet for shareholders without the physical presence. All shareholders registered for the event were able to submit questions to the agenda online. The questions were answered during the meeting. The shareholders entitled to participate in the meeting could exercise their voting rights by postal vote or by issuing power of attorney and instructions to the company's proxies. In the context of voting on the agenda items, the average number of valid votes represented by 836,162,383 shares were represented. This corresponds to 67.48 percent of the share capital entitled to vote (previous year: 68.75 percent).