Annual General Meeting 2013 of Barry Callebaut AG: All motions approved by shareholders
The ordinary Annual General Meeting of Barry Callebaut AG, the world’s leading manufacturer of chocolate and cocoa products, was held on Wednesday, December 11, 2013, in Zurich-Oerlikon under the chairmanship of Andreas Jacobs, Chairman of the Board of Directors. All motions were adopted as proposed by the Board of Directors. 1,370 shareholders attended the meeting, representing 4,482,754 shares or 81.67% of the share capital.
The shareholders confirmed the re-election of Andreas Jacobs, Andreas Schmid, Fernando Aguirre, Jakob Baer, James L. Donald, Nicolas Jacobs, Timothy E. Minges and Ajai Puri for another term of office of one year.
Markus Fiechter steps down from the Board after having served as a member since 2004. The Board of Directors chaired by Andreas Jacobs and the Executive Committee of Barry Callebaut expressed their sincere gratitude to Markus Fiechter for his many years of service and his most valuable contribution to the successful development of the company.
Furthermore, the shareholders approved the proposed payout of CHF 14.50 per share. The payout will be effected through a dividend payment from reserves from capital contributions. The payout to shareholders will be executed as of March 3, 2014 (“ex-date”: February 26, 2014; “record date”: February 28, 2014). The distribution of these funds to shareholders will not be subject to withholding tax and – for individuals residing in Switzerland and holding the shares as private property – income tax.