Annual General Meeting approves all Board proposals
Kaba Holding AG's Annual General Meeting has accepted all of the proposals by the Board of Directors. 496 of the company's shareholders were present and a total of 2,272,678 voting shares were represented directly or indirectly.
Instead of a dividend, the Annual General Meeting approved a distribution of CHF 11.00 per registered share from reserves from capital contributions. It thus lies within the payout target range, recently defined by the Board of Directors as between 40% and 60% of consolidated net profit. In the first ever consultative vote on the matter, shareholders also broadly approved the Compensation Report.
The acts of the Board of Directors and Executive Board for the last financial year were formally ratified. Elton SK Chiu, Daniel Daeniker, Rolf Dörig and Karina Dubs-Kuenzle were re-elected to the Board of Directors for a further term of one year (previously: three years). John Heppner (USA), who has outstanding knowledge of the industry and the North American market, was elected as a new member of the Board for a one-year term of office. He replaces Maurice P. Andrien, who stepped down from the Board having reached end of tenure.
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Kaba Holding AG
With its innovative products, systems and services, globally active technology group Kaba is a leading provider of high quality access management solutions, locks, cylinders, physical access systems, enterprise data and time recording, and hotel access systems. The Group is also global market leader for high security locks, key blanks, transponder keys and key manufacturing machines. The listed Group has sales of around one billion Swiss francs and employs around 7,500 people in more than 60 countries. For more than 150 years Kaba has set trends in security and beyond - in terms of functionality, convenience and design, and always with a focus on optimum value to customers.
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