Nabaltec AG: Shareholders adopt a dividend of EUR 0.15 per share at the 2016 Annual Meeting and approve all agenda items with a large majority
In light of the successful 2015 Financial Year, the shareholders approved the joint recommendation from the Management and Supervisory Boards with regard to the appropriation of earnings by a large majority. Accordingly, the shareholders voted to raise the dividend from EUR 0.12 to EUR 0.15 per share, to be paid out on 1 July 2016. The residual retained profit, in the amount of EUR 5,453,903.55, will be carried forward to new account, ensuring that additional capital will be available to the company to support its policy of sustained growth.
In addition to approving the actions of the Management and Supervisory Boards and electing an auditor for 2016, the shareholders also approved revisions to authorized capital, to the authorization for the issuance of warrants and/or convertible bonds, including changes to the relevant amounts, to conditional capital and to the five-year authorization for the conduct of a share buyback program.
"We are pleased by the broad support for our resolutions from our shareholders, which represents yet another affirmation of our corporate strategy," said Gerhard Witzany, Member of the Board of Nabaltec AG. "We are currently in a volatile market environment and must retain the ability to act flexibly. Our innovative products allow us to do so in our markets, to a large extent, as demonstrated by our results for the year 2015 and the first quarter of 2016. On the financing side as well, we continue to be optimally positioned for the future."
Note: The voting results at Nabaltec AG's 2016 Annual Meeting will be available for download as of 1 July 2016 in the Investor Relations section of www.nabaltec.de.
Nabaltec AG, with registered office in Schwandorf, a chemicals business which has received multiple awards for innovativeness, manufactures, develops and distributes highly specialized products based on aluminum hydroxide ("ATH") and aluminum oxide, as well as other raw materials, on an industrial scale through its "Functional Fillers" and "Technical Ceramics" divisions. The company's product range includes halogen-free flame retardant fillers and eco-friendly additives for the plastics industry. Flame retardant fillers are used e.g. in cables in tunnels, airports, high-rise buildings and electronic devices, while additives replace stabilizers containing heavy metals in PVC processing. Nabaltec also produces base materials for use in technical ceramics, the refractory industry and catalysis. Unlike halogenated flame retardant fillers, the products manufactured by the company's "Functional Fillers" division contain no hazardous substances and do not require separate disposal. Rather, the company's flame retardant fillers actually decrease the development of fumes hazardous to human health and the environment in the event of fire. Nabaltec maintains production sites in Germany and the US and plans to continue to develop its market position by expanding capacity, further optimizing processes and quality and making strategic extensions to its product range. On the strength of its specialty products, the company strives to attain the market leadership in each segment.