GF Annual Shareholders’ Meeting approves all proposals

21/04/2021 - 18:30 (Central European Time)

Today’s 125th Annual Shareholders’ Meeting of Georg Fischer AG approved all proposals of the Board of Directors. Due to the coronavirus pandemic and the corresponding ordinance of the Swiss Federal Council, the meeting took place without the personal attendance of shareholders.

The shareholders of Georg Fischer AG were obliged to delegate their votes in advance to the independent proxy. The latter represented 2'275'727 votes, which corresponds to 74.8% of voting shares entered in the share register.

The Annual Shareholders’ Meeting approved all agenda items by a large majority and confirmed Yves Serra as Chairman of the Board of Directors. It also elected the members of the Compensation Committee. The constitution of the Audit Committee and of the Nomination and Sustainability Committee was determined by the Board of Directors (see separate document).

After serving on the Board for 16 years, Zhiqiang Zhang stepped down and did not stand for re-election at the Meeting. Zhiqiang Zhang was first elected to the Board of Directors of Georg Fischer AG in 2005. The Board thanked Zhiqiang Zhang for his excellent work and outstanding commitment to GF and wished him all the best for the future.

The Resolution Minutes of the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting are available on the website.

Portrait of Beat Römer 2023

Beat Römer

Head of Corporate Communications

Georg Fischer Ltd

Amsler-Laffon-Strasse 9

8201 Schaffhausen


GF – with its three divisions GF Piping Systems, GF Casting Solutions, and GF Machining Solutions – offers products and solutions that enable the safe transport of liquids and gases, as well as lightweight casting components and high-precision manufacturing technologies. As a sustainability and innovation leader, GF strives to achieve profitable growth while offering superior value to its customers for more than 200 years. Founded in 1802, the Corporation is headquartered in Switzerland and present in 34 countries with 139 companies, 61 of which are production facilities. GF's 15'111 employees worldwide generated sales of CHF 3'722 million in 2021.