Around 988 shareholders attended the General Meeting at the Hallenstadion in Zurich. Overall, 15.2 million of the voting rights (47.44% of the share capital) were represented. The distribution of profit is to take the form of a repayment of par value, as in the preceding years, and is scheduled for 28 July 2011. As a result, the company’s ordinary share capital will be reduced from CHF 9.60 to CHF 5.10 per share. The reduction amount of CHF 4.50 per share will be distributed to those shareholders who hold Swiss Life Holding Ltd shares on the day before the first day of trading at the correspondingly reduced par value.
Damir Filipovic, Professor of Quantitative Finance at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), was elected to the Board of Directors for a term of office of three years. The board members standing for re-election, Gerold Bührer, Rolf Dörig and Franziska Tschudi, were elected for a further three-year term of office. Professor Paul Embrechts has decided to step down from the Board of Directors after three terms of office. The Board of Directors and the Corporate Executive Board would like to thank Paul Embrechts for his strong commitment to Swiss Life over many years.
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The Swiss Life Group is one of Europe's leading providers of life insurance and pension solutions. In Switzerland, France and Germany, the Group offers individuals and corporations comprehensive advice and a broad range of products through its own sales force as well as brokers and banks. Swiss Life provides international corporations with employee benefits solutions from a single source, and is one of the global leaders in structured life and pension products for international high net worth individuals.
The AWD Group has been part of the Swiss Life Group since 2008. Hanover-based AWD is one of the leading European financial services providers in the medium and high-income client segments and offers its clients comprehensive financial advisory services. Germany, the UK, Austria and Switzerland are the AWD Group's core markets.
Swiss Life Holding Ltd, registered in Zurich, was founded in 1857 as Schweizerische Rentenanstalt. The shares of Swiss Life Holding Ltd are listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (SLHN). The Swiss Life Group employs a staff of around 8100.