At today's Annual General Meeting of Swiss Life Holding Ltd, shareholders approved all the resolutions proposed by the Board of Directors. A distribution of CHF 4.50 per share is to be made from the capital contribution reserve. Ueli Dietiker, Frank W. Keuper and Klaus Tschütscher were newly elected to the Board of Directors. Shareholders also approved the amendment to the Articles of Association concerning the increase in conditional share capital.
Approximately 1 093 shareholders attended the General Meeting at the Hallenstadion in Zurich. Overall, 15.9 million of the voting rights (49.56% of the share capital) were represented.
The Board of Directors proposed a withholding tax-free distribution to shareholders for the 2012 financial year of CHF 4.50 per registered share from the capital contribution reserve. This was approved by the shareholders and will be paid with value date 30 April 2013.
The shareholders accepted the Report on Compensation with 92.19% votes in favour and adopted the amendment to the Articles of Association put forward by the Board of Directors to increase the conditional share capital by 3 640 614 shares to a total of 6 000 000 registered shares.
Ueli Dietiker, Frank W. Keuper and Klaus Tschütscher were each elected to the Board of Directors for a one-year term. Peter Quadri stood for re-election to the Board of Directors and was elected for a further one-year term of office. Volker Bremkamp decided to step down from the Board of Directors for age reasons. The Board of Directors and the Corporate Executive Board would like to thank him for his strong commitment to Swiss Life over many years.
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The Swiss Life Group is one of Europe's leading comprehensive life and pensions and financial solutions providers. In its core markets of Switzerland, France and Germany, Swiss Life offers individuals and corporations comprehensive and individual advice plus a broad range of own and partner products through its sales force and distribution partners such as brokers and banks.
Swiss Life Select (formerly AWD), tecis, HORBACH, Proventus and Chase de Vere advisors choose suitable products for customers from the market according to the Best Select approach. Swiss Life Asset Managers offers institutional and private investors access to investment and asset management solutions. Swiss Life provides multinational corporations with employee benefits solutions and high net worth individuals with structured life and pensions products.
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 workforce of around 7000, with approximately 4500 certified financial advisors.