Board of Management and Supervisory Board actions approved by large majority of Deutsche Post AG Annual General MeetingFrankfurt/Main, 04/28/2010, 07:15 PM CEST
At Deutsche Post AG's Annual General Meeting at the Jahrhunderthalle in Frankfurt around 1,700 shareholders approved the resolutions proposed by the Board of Management and Supervisory Board by large majorities. Shareholders with a majority of 99.98 percent of the company's share capital present at the AGM resolved, among other issues, to pay a dividend of 60 euro cents per share. 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. Shares may also be purchased through the use of derivatives. Furthermore, shareholders have endorsed the modified remuneration system for Board of Management members with 98.27 of the share capital present. The system, which now contains a further sustainability component, was before introduced by Wulf von Schimmelmann, Chairman of the Supervisory Board.
In addition, the Annual General Meeting provided its vote of confidence by large majorities to the Board of Management and Supervisory Board for fiscal year 2009 with 99.79 percent and 99.63 percent respectively. Roland Oetker, member of Deutsche Post AG's Supervisory Board since May 2005, was re-elected to the Supervisory Board until the Group's AGM in 2015 by 99.42 percent of the casted votes.