At the Annual General Meeting of Deutsche Post AG held in the World Conference Center in Bonn, around 1,600 shareholders approved the resolutions proposed by the Board of Management and the Supervisory Board by large majorities. Shareholders with a majority equivalent to 99.93% of the company's share capital present at the AGM resolved to pay a dividend of EUR 1.15 per share. This reflects an increase of EUR 0.10 over the previous year's level. As in past years, the dividend will be paid free of tax for shareholders living in Germany.
The Annual General Meeting gave a vote of confidence with large majorities to the Board of Management (with 99.67% of the votes cast) and the Supervisory Board (99.59%) for the financial year 2017.
With great majority, the Annual General Meeting also approved the remuneration system for the Board of Management and resolved two authorizations for a drawing of contingent capital. As part of elections to the Supervisory Board, the Annual General Meeting elected Dr. Günther Bräunig, CEO of KfW Bankengruppe (89.54% of the votes cast), and Dr. Mario Daberkow, a member of the Management Board of Volkswagen Financial Services AG (99.18% of votes cast), as members of the Supervisory Board until the 2023 Annual General Meeting. Dr. Ulrich Schröder resigned due to health reasons. In addition, the term of office of Prof. Dr Wulf von Schimmelmann, the Chairman of the Supervisory Board, ends as scheduled at the end of today's Annual General Meeting.
"Our Group is excellently positioned today. That is also thanks to Professor Dr. Wulf von Schimmelmann. Together, we have made Deutsche Post DHL Group something special. The entire Board of Management, the Supervisory Board and I personally would like to thank you", said Frank Appel, CEO of Deutsche Post DHL Group.
In a meeting following the Annual General Meeting, the Supervisory Board elected Dr. Nikolaus von Bomhard, the former chairman of the Board of Management of Münchener Rück AG, as its new chairman and Andrea Kocsis as deputy chairman.
Source: Deutsche Post DHL