Around 1002 shareholders attended the General Meeting at the Hallenstadion in Zurich. Overall, 16.55 million of the voting rights (51.18% of the share capital) were represented.
For the 2016 financial year, the Board of Directors proposed a withholding tax-free distribution to shareholders out of the capital contribution reserve of CHF 11.00 per registered share. This was approved by the General Meeting and will be paid with value date 2 May 2017.
The General Meeting confirmed Rolf Dörig as Chairman of the Board of Directors and confirmed the other Board members for an extra term of office of one year each. Stefan Loacker was newly elected to the Board of Directors. Wolf Becke resigned from the Swiss Life Board of Directors after five years’ membership, due to having reached the statutory age limit. The Board of Directors and the Corporate Executive Board would like to thank him for his strong 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 subsidiaries Livit, Corpus Sireo and Mayfair Capital are also part of the Swiss Life Group. The Group employs a workforce of around 7800 and approximately 4800 certified financial advisors.
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