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2017-04-05

Rieter General Meeting: All motions approved

At the 126th annual general meeting of Rieter Holding Ltd., today 489 shareholders, who represent 64% of the share capital, participated. In light of the good financial position of the company and the solid result for 2016 a dividend of 5.00 CHF per share was approved. The shareholders approved the proposed maximum total amounts of the remuneration of the members of the Board of Directors and of the Group Executive Committee for the fiscal year 2018.
  • Bernhard Jucker new Chairman of the Board of Directors
  • Carl Illi and Luc Tack new members of the Board of Directors
  • Dividend of 5.00 CHF approved

The members of the Board of Directors: This E. Schneider, Michael Pieper, Hans- Peter Schwald, Peter Spuhler, Roger Baillod and Bernhard Jucker were confirmed for an additional one-year term of office. The general meeting elected Carl Illi and Luc Tack as new members of the Board of Directors.

Chairman of the Board of Directors Erwin Stoller was no longer available to stand for re-election. The general meeting elected Bernhard Jucker as Chairman of the Board of Directors.

This E. Schneider and Hans-Peter Schwald, the members of the Remuneration Committee who were standing for election, were also each re-elected for a one-year term of office. Chairman of the Board of Directors, Bernhard Jucker was elected as a new member of the Remuneration Committee.

The Board of Directors expressed its heartfelt thanks to Erwin Stoller for his outstanding achievements in the management, as well as development of the company and for his exemplary commitment to the well-being of Rieter. In the almost 40 years of his affiliation with the Rieter Group, he shaped and formed the company for many years and rendered great service to the Rieter Group. During this time, Erwin Stoller served in various executive positions, including as Executive Chairman from 2009 to 2013, and as Chairman of the Board of Directors since 2008.

Shareholders also adopted all other motions proposed by the Board of Directors, namely approval of the annual report, the financial statements and the consolidated financial statements for 2016, and formal approval of the actions of the members of the Board of Directors and those of the Group Executive Committee in the year under review.

Forthcoming dates

  • Semi-annual report for 2017: July 20, 2017
  • Results press conference 2018: March 13, 2018
  • Annual General Meeting 2018: April 5, 2018

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