Oerlikon AGM of Shareholders approved all resolutions via the Independent Proxy

  • Dividend payout of CHF 0.35 per share was approved
  • Prof. Dr. Michael Süss was re-elected as the Chairman of the Board
  • Jürg Fedier was elected as a new Board Member
  • All Board Members who stood for re-election were voted in
  • All members of the Human Resources Committee (HRC) who stood for re-election were voted in. Paul Adams was elected as a new member of the HRC

A total of 73.64 % of share capital were represented at  the  48th  Annual  General  Meeting  of  Shareholders  (AGM)  via  the  authority  that  was  granted  by shareholders to the Independent Proxy, Proxy Voting Services GmbH. Shareholders did not attend the AGM in person in line with the ordinance from the Swiss Federal Council as a measure to combat the Coronavirus (Covid-19).

Following  the  instructions  given  to  the  Independent  Proxy,  all  resolutions  were  approved  by  a  large majority, including the maximum aggregate total compensation of the Board for their term of office (AGM 2021 to AGM 2022), the maximum aggregate fixed compensation of the Executive Committee (EC) for the period July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022 and the retrospective variable compensation of the EC for 2020, as well as the dividend payout of CHF 0.35 per share.

Prof. Dr. Michael Süss was re-elected as the Chairman of the Board of Directors. Mr. Jürg Fedier was elected as a new member of the Board, while Paul Adams, Irina Matveeva, Alexey V. Moskov, Gerhard Pegam  and  Dr.  Suzanne  Thoma  were  all  re-elected  as  members  of  the  Board.  Furthermore, shareholders approved the re-election of Prof. Dr. Michael Süss, Alexey V. Moskov, Gerhard Pegam und Dr. Suzanne Thoma as members of the HRC and the election of Paul Adams as a new member of the HRC. All elected Board members will serve a one-year term.

“As we want to protect the health and safety of all our stakeholders, the Annual General Meeting was held for the second time without the personal participation of our shareholders. I would like to thank all shareholders for your understanding,” said Prof. Dr. Michael Süss. “In 2020, as Oerlikon, we were able to prove that we are very agile in responding to challenging situations. It is now clear that our strategy not only proves its worth in relation to the long-term development of our company, but also in times of a global crisis, which we are currently experiencing. We will continue implementing measures so that we can emerge stronger from the crisis and have the best start position when the economy recovers. Our ultimate goal is to create more added value for all stakeholders in the medium to long term.” All voting results from Oerlikon’s 2021 AGM can be found at www.oerlikon.com/agm.

Further information and the short biographies of all Board Members can be found at www.oerlikon.com