In view of the steady profitability level and given that prospects look promising, the Annual General Meeting decided on an unchanged dividend of CHF 3.00 per bearer share and CHF 0.60 per registered share. This represents a pay-out ratio of 43.1% of the adjusted net result. The dividend will be paid as from 17 March 2020 upon presentation of Coupon No. 14. On 13 March 2020, the shares will trade without entitlement to dividend (the ex-date).
The existing Directors were all re-elected for another one-year term. The separate meeting of bearer shareholders elected Jürg Fedier and Jens Breu as their representatives on the Board of Directors, which continues to consist of eight members. Hanspeter Fässler (Chairman), Claude R. Cornaz and Jens Breu were elected as members of the Nomination and Compensation Committee. KPMG was re-elected as auditor for a further year.