85th Annual General Meeting of Galenica Ltd.: Shareholders approve all proposals submitted by the Board of Directors

(PresseBox) ( Bern, )
At the 85th Annual General Meeting of Galenica Ltd., the shareholders approved all the propos-als submitted by the Board of Directors. Dr. Sylvie Grégoire was newly elected to the Board of Directors. The remuneration report was approved by almost 92%.

The 85th Annual General Meeting of Galenica Ltd. held today in Bern was attended by 419 sharehold-ers, representing in total 74.1% of the registered voting shares of Galenica Ltd.

The shareholders gave their support to all of the Board of Directors' proposed resolutions on the agenda: the General Meeting approved the Annual Report and Financial Statements for 2012 for Galenica Ltd. and the Galenica Group and gave discharge to the members of the Board and the Cor-porate Executive Committee for the financial year 2012. The remuneration report, which was submit-ted for an advisory vote to the shareholders for the sixth time, was approved by almost 92%.

Election to the Board of Directors

Dr. Sylvie Grégoire was elected as a new member of the Board of Directors for a three-year term of office. Sylvie Grégoire has a doctorate in pharmacy from the State University of New York in Buffalo, New York and brings over 20 years of international experience in the biotechnology and pharmaceuti-cal industry to the board. Until recently Dr. Grégoire was President of Shire Human Genetic Therapies, prior to this she previously worked in various roles at companies including Biogen Inc. and Merck & Company, was a member of the board of directors of several companies in the US and Canada and has sat on the boards of various charitable organisations.

Prof. Dr. Michel Burnier, Dr. Hans Peter Frick and This E. Schneider, who has been Deputy Chairman since January 2013, were all re-elected for a three-year term of office. Kurt Briner was re-elected for a one-year term, as he will reach the age limit in 2014.

Dividend

The dividend of CHF 11.00 (prior year: CHF 9.00, +22.2%) proposed by the Board was also approved and will be paid to shareholders on 10 May 2013.

The next Annual General Meeting of Galenica Ltd. will take place on 8 May 2014.
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