WINTERTHUR, Switzerland — April 7, 2022 — The coronavirus also had an impact on the 131st Annual General Meeting of Rieter Holding Ltd., Winterthur, Switzerland, on Thursday, April 7, 2022.
Based on Article 27 of Regulation 3 on measures to combat the coronavirus (COVID-19), the board of directors of Rieter Holding Ltd. decided that shareholders can exercise their voting rights exclusively by authorizing the independent proxy. Shareholders therefore could not attend the Annual General Meeting in person. The Annual General Meeting was held on the premises of Rieter Holding Ltd. at the company’s headquarters in Winterthur.
At the Annual General Meeting of Rieter Holding Ltd. on April 7, 2022, the independent proxy represented a total of 1 986 shareholders who hold 64.4 percent of the share capital.
The shareholders approved the proposal of the board of directors to distribute a dividend of 4.00 Swiss francs per share. In addition, they approved the proposed maximum total amounts of the remuneration of the members of the board of directors and of the Group Executive Committee for fiscal year 2023.
Chairman of the Board Bernhard Jucker, and the members of the board of directors Hans-Peter Schwald, Peter Spuhler, Roger Baillod and Carl Illi, were confirmed for an additional one-year term of office. Sarah Kreienbühl and Daniel Grieder were newly elected to the board of directors for a one-year term of office.
Furthermore, Hans-Peter Schwald and Bernhard Jucker, the members of the Remuneration Committee who were standing for election, were also each re-elected for a one-year term of office. Sarah Kreienbühl was newly elected to the Remuneration Committee and is taking over the chair.
Shareholders also adopted all other motions proposed by the Board of Directors, namely the approval of the annual report, the financial statements and the consolidated financial statements for 2021, and formal approval of the actions of the members of the Board of Directors and those of the Group Executive Committee in the year under review. In addition, the authorized capital was extended for a further two years.
Posted: April 7, 2021
Source: Rieter Holding Ltd.