Press Release Annual General Meeting 2021 | May 4, 2021
Kilchberg, May 4, 2021 – The shareholders of Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Sprüngli AG approved all proposals of the Board of Directors at the 123rd Annual General Meeting. The payout for the financial year 2020 amounts to CHF 1100 gross per registered share and CHF 110 gross per participation certificate. The Annual General Meeting also confirmed the re-election of the Chairman and all current members of the Board of Directors and the Compensation Committee until the end of the next Annual General Meeting.
Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and the associated restrictions and uncertainties, the Annual General Meeting 2021 was held without the physical presence of shareholders, as in the previous year. 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. Ernst Tanner says: "On behalf of the entire Board of Directors, I thank our shareholders most sincerely. We particularly appreciate the great trust in our company in these extraordinary times."
The Annual General Meeting approved the continued attractive payout policy. This results in a payout per registered share of CHF 1100 gross and per participation certificate of CHF 110 gross. 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 2021, respectively until the end of the next Annual General Meeting.
The independent proxy represented 109,371 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 2021, on Tuesday, July 27, 2021, 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 29 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 13,500 employees, the Lindt & Sprüngli Group reported sales of CHF 4.02 billion in 2020.