Deutsche Post AG 2008 Annual General Meeting: Board of Management and Supervisory Board actions approved by large majorityCologne/Bonn, 05/06/2008, 11:30 AM CEST
At Deutsche Post AG's Annual General Meeting in Cologne around 3,400 shareholders approved the resolutions proposed by the Board of Management and Supervisory Board by a large majority. Shareholders representing 99.99 percent of the company's equity capital resolved, among other issues, to pay a dividend of 90 euro cents per share, 20 percent more than last year. The dividend is tax-free for shareholders living in Germany.
The Board of Management was again authorized to buy back own shares totaling as much as 10 percent of the existing share capital. Shareholders also authorized the Board of Management to issue bonds with warrants, convertible bonds and/or participating bonds (or combinations of these instruments) and to exclude subscription rights while at the same time granting contingent capital.
The actions of the Board of Management and Supervisory Board for fiscal year 2007 were approved by large majorities of 99.10 percent and 99.83 percent respectively. The Annual General Meeting also elected Wulf von Schimmelmann with 98.14 percent to the Supervisory Board.