Nabaltec AG's 2017 Annual Meeting in Amberg
Dividend adopted in the amount of EUR 0.15 per share;
Shareholders approve all agenda items up for a vote;
Gerhard Witzany elected to the Supervisory Board.
At Nabaltec AG's Annual Meeting in Amberg today, the Management and Supervisory Boards once again received strong support for the company's strategy and alignment. All of the agenda items which were put to a vote were approved with large majorities.
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 adopted a dividend of EUR 0.15 per share, to be paid out on 30 June 2017. The residual retained profit, in the amount of EUR 11,013,279.78, will be carried forward to new account, and will therefore be retained by the company to support its policy of sustained growth.
"We are very pleased at the approval of our strategy by the shareholders, particularly since the past year was beset, in part, by uncertainty with regard to the future of our US subsidiary, Nashtec. We have now been able to meet this challenge and shape it to our advantage," reported Johannes Heckmann, CEO of Nabaltec AG. "This expression of the shareholders' confidence encourages us to maintain our course. The current performance of our target markets is outstanding, which will allow us to continue our trend of long-term growth."
In addition to discharging the Management and Supervisory Board and electing an auditor for 2017, the shareholders also approved the election of the Supervisory Board, as Dr. Dieter J. Braun and Professor Dr.-Ing. Jürgen G. Heinrich were reelected to five-year terms in the Supervisory Board. Gerhard Witzany, formerly Member of the Management Board of Nabaltec AG, was also elected to the Supervisory Board. The shareholders also approved changes to Supervisory Board remuneration.
Note: The voting results at Nabaltec AG's 2017 Annual Meeting will be available for download as of 28 June 2017 from 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 two product segments, "Functional Fillers" and "Technical Ceramics." The company's product range includes halogen-free, flame retardant fillers and functional 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 have applications in catalysis and in electric vehicles. Nabaltec also produces base materials for use in technical ceramics and the refractory industry. Unlike halogenated flame retardants, flame retardant fillers contain no hazardous substances and do not require separate disposal. Rather, they 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.