Semperit AG Holding: Annual General Meeting resolves to distribute a dividend of EUR 0.90 per share plus an anniversary bonus dividend of EUR 0.30 per share

Vienna, (PresseBox) - The 125th Annual General Meeting of Semperit AG Holding resolved to distribute an increased dividend of EUR 0.90 per share for the 2013 financial year (2012: EUR 0.80 per share) along with a one-time special dividend amounting to EUR 0.30 per share to commemorate the 190th anniversary of the company. The dividend for 2013 corresponds to a dividend payout ratio of 33.9% of the net result (earnings after tax) compared to 35.6% in the previous year. The dividend plus the anniversary bonus dividend for 2013 comprise a dividend payout ratio of 45.2%. The ex-dividend day is scheduled for May 6, 2014. The dividend payment date has been set for May 8, 2014.

Stefan Fida and Astrid Skala-Kuhmann were elected to the Supervisory Board for the first time by the Annual General Meeting, and Patrick Prügger was re-elected. Accordingly, the shareholder representatives on the Supervisory Board now consist of Veit Sorger (Chairman), Michael Junghans (Deputy Chairman), Stefan Fida, Walter Koppensteiner, Patrick Prügger, Andreas Schmidradner, Astrid Skala-Kuhmann and Ingrid Wesseln.

The Annual General Meeting of Semperit AG Holding released the members of the Management Board and Supervisory Board from liability with respect to their management and supervisory activities in 2013. Ernst & Young Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft m.b.H., Vienna, was appointed to serve as the auditor of the annual financial statements and consolidated financial statements for the 2014 financial year.

Furthermore, the Annual General Meeting authorised the Management Board to repurchase and, if applicable, retire own shares up to the legally permitted maximum of 10% of the share capital for a period of 30 months. The lowest permitted consideration for the repurchase is EUR 21 per share, and highest permitted consideration for the repurchase is EUR 54 per share.

In today's constituent meeting of the Supervisory Board Veit Sorger as Chairman of the Supervisory Board and Michael Junghans as Deputy Chairman were reelected. Furthermore Michaela Jagschitz was additionally appointed as delegate of the workers council.

Semperit AG Holding

The publicly listed company Semperit AG Holding is an internationally-oriented group that develops, produces, and sells in more than 100 countries highly specialised rubber and plastic products for the medical and industrial sectors: examination and surgical gloves, hydraulic and industrial hoses, conveyor belts, escalator handrails, construction profiles, cable car rings, and products for railway superstructures. The headquarters of this long-standing Austrian company, which was founded in 1824, are located in Vienna, and the global R & D centre is in Wimpassing, Lower Austria. The Semperit Group employs about 10,500 people worldwide, including more than 7,000 in Asia and more than 700 in Austria (Vienna and production site in Wimpassing, Lower Austria). The Group has 22 manufacturing facilities worldwide and numerous sales offices in Europe, Asia, and America. In 2013 the group generated sales of EUR 906 million and an EBITDA of EUR 133 million.

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