27/03/2015 — auf Deutsch lesen
Autoneum: tripling of dividend
Autoneum, with its headquarters in Winterthur, Switzerland, is one of the leading producer of vehicle acoustics and thermal management systems. The company develops and manufactures components, modules and complete systems for interior and engine bay as well as heatshields and underbody shields.
Customers include leading global automobile producers in the key markets of Europe, North America, South America and Asia. Autoneum is represented at around 50 locations in over 20 countries and employs more than 10,000 people worldwide, of whom 5% are in Switzerland. The company is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (ticker symbol AUTN).
Now, 370 shareholders attended the fourth Annual General Meeting of Autoneum Holding Ltd in Winterthur. 68.80 percent of the share capital was represented. In his address, Chairman of the Board of Directors Hans-Peter Schwald underlined the consistently practiced operational excellence that had been decisive for the remarkable profitability level achieved by Autoneum in 2014. CEO Martin Hirzel explained: “After achieving all the mid-term financial goals set at the spin-off back in 2011, Autoneum has set itself new targets for 2020. Based on the leaps in profitability in the last few years, I have every confidence that Autoneum will also meet these ambitious goals and in doing so open a new chapter as a globally successful automotive supplier.”
Formal discharge was given to all members of the Board of Directors and the Group Executive Board. Chairman Hans-Peter Schwald and the other members of the Board of Directors Rainer Schmückle, Michael Pieper, This E. Schneider, Peter Spuhler and Ferdinand Stutz were each confirmed in their positions for a one-year term. Hans-Peter Schwald, This E. Schneider and Ferdinand Stutz were elected to the Compensation Committee. The consultative vote on the remuneration report was approved by 99.14 percent. The proposals for the remuneration of the Board of Directors and Group Executive Board in the 2016 financial year and all other proposals were approved by a large majority.