Dividend increase to EUR0.70 approved by large majority of Deutsche Post AG's Annual General MeetingFrankfurt am Main/Bonn, 05/09/2012, 03:45 PM CEST
At the Annual General Meeting of Deutsche Post AG held in the Jahrhunderthalle in Frankfurt-Höchst, Germany, around 1,400 shareholders approved the resolutions proposed by the Board of Management and the Supervisory Board by large majorities. Shareholders with a majority of 99.98% of the company's share capital present at the AGM resolved, among other issues, to pay a dividend of EUR0.70 per share. This reflects an increase of EUR0.05 over the previous year's level. As in past years, the dividend will be paid free of tax for shareholders living in Germany.
After the company had been authorized by the Annual General Meeting in 2010 to acquire own shares amounting up to a total of 10 percent of the share capital, the scope of this permission was extended at this year's shareholder meeting: The Board of Management was authorized with 97.36% of the casted votes, subject to the consent of the Supervisory Board, to also use the shares acquired to list the company's stock on a stock exchange outside Germany.
The Annual General Meeting provided its vote of confidence by large majorities to the Board of Management (with 99.37% of the casted votes) and the Supervisory Board (99.36%) for financial year 2011.