News Annual General Meeting 2022 | April 28, 2022
Kilchberg, April 28, 2022 – The shareholders of Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Sprüngli AG approved all proposals of the Board of Directors at the 124th Annual General Meeting. The payout for the financial year 2021 amounts to CHF 1200 gross per registered share and CHF 120 gross per participation certificate. The Annual General Meeting also confirmed the re-election of the Chairman and all existing members of the Board of Directors and the Compensation Committee for a term of office until the end of the next Annual General Meeting. Newly elected to the Board of Directors is
Dr. Dieter Weisskopf, retiring CEO of the Lindt & Sprüngli Group.
Due to the uncertain situation in connection with the coronavirus and in the spirit of a cautious approach, the Annual General Meeting 2022 was held without the physical presence of shareholders, as in the two previous years. Voting rights could only be exercised via the independent proxy. Ernst Tanner, Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Lindt & Sprüngli, led through the agenda.
The shareholders confirmed the re-election of the Chairman and all members of the Board of Directors and the Compensation Committee. Dr. Dieter Weisskopf, who will resign from his position as CEO of the Lindt & Sprüngli Group towards the end of the year due to retirement, was newly elected to the Board of Directors. Ernst Tanner says: “On behalf of the entire Board of Directors, I would like to thank our shareholders most sincerely for their great confidence in our company.”
The Annual General Meeting approved the continued attractive payout policy. This results in a payout per registered share of CHF 1200 gross and per participation certificate of CHF 120 gross. Payment will be made as of May 2, 2022. In addition, PricewaterhouseCoopers AG, Zurich, was re-elected as auditor and Dr. Patrick Schleiffer, attorney-at-law of Lenz & Staehelin, was re-elected as independent proxy for the financial year 2022, respectively until the end of the next Annual General Meeting.
The independent proxy represented 108,318 votes, corresponding to 91% of the voting capital.
More information such as the resolution-minutes with the voting results can be found under the following link: https://www.lindt-spruengli.com/investors/annual-general-meeting
Next publication: Semi-annual results 2022, on Tuesday, July 26, 2022, 7.00 a.m.
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About Lindt & Sprüngli
Lindt & Sprüngli has been enchanting the world with chocolate for over 175 years. The traditional Swiss company with its roots in Zurich is a global leader in the premium chocolate sector. Today, Lindt & Sprüngli produces quality chocolates at its 11 factories in Europe and the USA. Its products are sold by 31 subsidiaries and regional offices, in around 500 of its own shops, as well as via a network of more than 100 independent distributors around the globe. With more than 14,000 employees, the Lindt & Sprüngli Group reported sales of CHF 4.59 billion in 2021.