ABB Shareholders Approve all Proposals at the Annual General Meeting
The shareholders elected Frederico Fleury Curado, Robyn Denholm, David Meline and Satish Pai to join the Board. Peter Voser, Jacob Wallenberg, Matti Alahuhta, David Constable, Louis R. Hughes, Michel de Rosen and Ying Yeh were re-elected for another term. The shareholders also voted for the proposed Compensation Committee members.
The shareholders supported a seventh consecutive dividend increase to CHF 0.74 per share, up from CHF 0.72 last year. The dividend will be paid by the way of nominal value reduction. The payout is expected for July 2016. The shareholders also approved the management report, the consolidated financial statements and the annual financial statements for 2015.
Furthermore, shareholders approved in a binding vote the maximum aggregate compensation of the Board of Directors for the 2016-2017 term of office and of the Executive Committee for the 2017 financial year. In addition, the shareholders approved the compensation report for 2015 in a non-binding vote.
A capital reduction through the cancellation of 100,000,000 shares repurchased under the share buyback program was also approved.
A total of 803 shareholders attended the Annual General Meeting, representing 73.6 percent of the total votable share capital.
Source: ABB Group