Clariant Shareholders Approve All Agenda Items
- Distribution of CHF 0.33 per share from capital contribution reserves approved
- Board member Prof. Peter Chen re-elected
- 2012 Compensation Report approved on a consultative basis
Muttenz, March 26, 2013 – Today’s Annual General Meeting of Clariant AG – a world leader in specialty chemicals – in Basel was attended by 616 shareholders and representatives of shareholders, accounting for 155’858’480 shares or around 46.95% of the share capital of Clariant, who approved all of the items on the agenda. Hariolf Kottmann, CEO: “We expect full-year sales for the 2013 financial year to continue to grow as well as an increase in year-on-year profitability. We intend to generate additional growth by continuing to implement strategic initiatives and by increasing our focus on innovations. Recent investments will also contribute towards generating growth and increasing margins.”
The Annual General Meeting approved the Annual Report as well as the annual and consolidated financial statements for the 2012 financial year with 99.73% of the votes, discharged the Board of Directors and the Board of Management for their actions with 93.7% of the votes, and determined the appropriation of the profit accumulated in 2012 as well as the distribution of reserves from capital contributions with 99.79% of the votes. In addition, 71.81% of the votes were in favor of approving the company’s 2012 Compensation Report on a consultative basis.
Professor Peter Chen was re-elected as a member of the Board of Directors for a further three years.
PricewaterhouseCoopers AG was re-elected as the auditor for 2013.