At the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting of Daimler AG in Berlin on Wednesday, the shareholders approved the distribution of a dividend for the year 2012 of €2.20 per share (prior year: €2.20). The total dividend payout amounts to €2,349 million.
The Annual Shareholders’ Meeting also reelected Ms. Sari Baldauf and Dr. Jürgen Hambrecht as members of the Supervisory Board representing the shareholders for a further five years. Furthermore, the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting elected Ms. Andrea Jung for the first time as a member of the Supervisory Board for five years.
The members of the Supervisory Board representing the employees were elected in March and their period of office begins with the end of the 2013 Annual Shareholders’ Meeting. The members reelected are Erich Klemm, Michael Brecht, Jürgen Langer and Jörg Spies. Elke Tönjes-Werner and Wolfgang Nieke were elected for the first time as members representing the employees. The members of the Supervisory Board representing the trade unions are Jörg Hofmann (as before) and Sabine Maaßen (a new member). Valter Sanches continues to be a member of the Supervisory Board of Daimler AG on the employee side as a trade union member from outside Germany. Dr. Frank Weber was elected to the Supervisory Board for the first time and represents the senior management for the next five-year period. The newly elected members Elke Tönjes-Werner and Sabine Maaßen are the first female members of the Supervisory Board representing the employees. Elections for the Supervisory Board members of the employee side are held every five years.
The actions of the members of the Board of Management were ratified by 98.62% of the votes cast and the actions of the members of the Supervisory Board were ratified by 98.60% of the votes cast.
The Annual Shareholders’ Meeting was held at the Berlin Trade Fair Center (Berliner Messe) and was attended by approximately 5,000 shareholders and shareholder representatives (prior year: 5,700). 29.32% of the share capital was represented.
The dividend will be paid out on April 11, 2013 to all shareholders who held Daimler shares on April 10, 2013.