At today's Annual General Meeting, Swiss Life Holding Ltd’s shareholders approved all the resolutions proposed by the Board of Directors. A distribution of CHF 4.50 per share will be made from the capital contribution reserve. Dr. Wolf Becke, a mathematician, was newly elected to the Board of Directors.
Around 1'004 shareholders attended the General Meeting at the Hallenstadion in Zurich. Overall, 13.6 million of the voting rights (42.33% of the share capital) were represented.
For the 2011 financial year, the Board of Directors proposed a distribution to shareholders out of the capital contribution reserve instead of a dividend payment from profit, with the payment of CHF 4.50 per registered share to be made without deduction of withholding tax.
Wolf Becke was elected to the Board of Directors for a three-year term. The board members standing for re-election, Henry Peter and Frank Schnewlin, were elected for a further three-year term.
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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 7500.