The general meeting approved the proposed appropriation of Swiss Life / Rentenanstalt's (parent company) 2000 net income of CHF 613.6 million. The ordinary gross dividend amount was increased by CHF 2 to equal CHF 13, which, together with an extraordinary dividend amount of CHF 5, will total a gross dividend of CHF 18 per dividend bearing registered share.
Henri B. Meier was appointed as a new member to the Board of Directors. Maria Luisa Garzoni and the Chairman of the Board of Directors, Andres F. Leuenberger, were re-elected for a term of office of three years. Shareholders approved an amendment of Cl. 11.1 of the Articles of Association. Instead of containing not less than 9 and not more than 25 members, the Board of Directors is now composed of not less than 7 and not more than 14 members.
PricewaterhouseCoopers AG was determined by the general meeting as Group auditor and statutory auditor for the year 2001. Furthermore, shareholders discharged the Board of Directors and the members of the Corporate Executive Board.
1,090 shareholders participated at the general meeting which was held at the Zurich Hallenstadion. They represented 5,338,851 votes, equalling 45.45% of the capital entitled to vote.