A total of 1'081 shareholders with 75'052 votes were present at the 123rd Annual Shareholders' Meeting of the Georg Fischer Ltd at the IWC Arena in Schaffhausen. The independent proxy represented 2'029'020 of the votes. This presence corresponds to 72.66% of the shareholder votes entered in the share register with voting rights.
The shareholders voted for all proposals. They approved the Annual Report, the Financial Statement, the Consolidated Financial Statements 2018, as well as the Compensation Report in an advisory vote. They also approved the distribution of an increased dividend amounting to CHF 25 per share (previous year CHF 23).
Eight of the nine members of the Board of Directors were re-elected. After serving on the Board for 18 years, Gerold Bührer is stepping down upon reaching the statutory age limit. Andreas Koopmann, Chairman of the Board, thanked Gerold Bührer for his long-standing and valuable contribution. Yves Serra, retiring CEO of GF, was elected as a new member of the Board. The Annual Shareholders' Meeting confirmed Andreas Koopmann as Chairman of the Board of Directors and also approved the future maximum compensation of both the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee.