Around 1000 shareholders attended the General Meeting at the Hallenstadion in Zurich. Overall, 16.55 million of the voting rights (51.6% of the share capital) were represented.
For the 2013 financial year, the Board of Directors proposed a withholding tax-free distribution to shareholders of CHF 5.50 per registered share from the capital contribution reserves. This was approved by the General Meeting and will be paid with value date 30 April 2014.
Shareholders accepted the compensation report with 94.64% of the votes and voted in favour of the proposals of the Board of Directors regarding amendments to the Articles of Association in the context of the implementation of the “Ordinance against excessive compensation in listed stock companies”.
The General Meeting elected Rolf Dörig as Chairman of the Board of Directors and confirmed the other Board members for a term of office of one year each. Adrienne Corboud Fumagalli was newly elected to the Board of Directors. Peter Quadri stood down from the Board of Directors after 11 years' service. The Board of Directors and the Corporate Executive Board would like to thank him for his strong and longstanding commitment to Swiss Life.
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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, 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.
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