Shareholders of Deutsche Post AG approve significant increase in dividend payout
The shareholders approved the distribution of a dividend of EUR 1.80 per share, an increase of EUR 0.45 compared with the previous year, with 99.80 percent of the votes.
- Dividend payout surges by EUR 0.5 billion to EUR 2.2 billion
- Change of auditor resolved starting from financial year 2023
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 the distribution of a dividend of EUR 1.80 per share, an increase of EUR 0.45 compared with the previous year, with 99.80 percent of the votes. The total dividend payout will thus rise to around EUR 2.2 billion (2021: EUR 1.7 billion).
The appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft as auditors of the parent-company and consolidated financial statements for financial year 2022 was also approved by a large majority. In compliance with the EU Statutory Audit Regulation, the Group will change its auditors with effect from January 1, 2023: The appointment of Deloitte GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft was resolved by a large consent.
The discharge of the Board of Management and Supervisory Board was also approved. In the Supervisory Board elections, Prof. Dr. Luise Hölscher, State Secretary, German Federal Ministry of Finance (95.92 percent of the votes) and Stefan B. Wintels, CEO of KfW Bankengruppe (89.93 percent of the votes) were elected to the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Post AG.
The entire Annual General Meeting was again broadcasted live on the internet without the physical presence of shareholders or their proxies. Shareholders were able to submit questions to the agenda online. The questions were answered during the meeting. The shareholders 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 were represented by 826,768,374 shares. This corresponds to 66.73 percent of the share capital entitled to vote (previous year: 67.48 percent).