Neckarsulm, 25 May 2023 – After three virtual meetings, today’s Annual General Meeting of Bechtle AG once again took place in person. Additionally, it was possible to watch the Annual General Meeting via live stream. The agenda included items such as the election of a new Supervisory Board and the adoption of the resolution on the dividend payment for the successful 2022 fiscal year. The General Meeting approved all agenda items.
This year, about 500 shareholders and 180 high-school students attended Bechtle’s Annual General Meeting at the “Harmonie” congress centre in Heilbronn, Germany.
Thirteenth Dividend Increase in a Row
In accordance with the proposal of the Executive Board and Supervisory Board, the General Meeting adopted a resolution to raise the dividend by 18.2 per cent to €0.65 per share. This was the 13th increase of the normal dividend in a row. “Besides demonstrating the reliability of Bechtle’s dividend policy, the dividend payment ensures due participation of the shareholders in Bechtle’s business success”, says Dr. Thomas Olemotz, Chairman of the Executive Board of Bechtle AG. “Moreover, we consider the raise as a symbol of our sustainability and our confidence with regard to the continuation of the company’s outstandingly successful performance.”
All Election Proposals Accepted
The election of the Supervisory Board, which was scheduled to take place this year, was another important agenda item. On the shareholder side, the General Meeting re-elected all previous six members. Klaus Straub, businessman and former CIO of BMW AG, and Elmar König, former Executive Vice President of Bechtle AG, were newly elected. The election of the eight employee representatives had already taken place in March 2023. The Supervisory Board had to be expanded because the number of employees in Germany exceeded 10,000. According to the German Co-determination Act and the Stock Corporation Act, this necessitates the expansion of the Supervisory Board from the previous number of 12 to 16.
All election results, a recording of the speech of the Chairman of the Executive Board, the CVs of the members of the Supervisory Board and further information on the Annual General Meeting will be available at bechtle.com/hv2023 as of May, 26.