Berlin, Germany – At the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting of Daimler AG in Berlin on Wednesday, the shareholders approved a constant dividend of €3.25 per share for financial year 2016. The dividend distribution amounts to €3,477 million and is the highest of the DAX 30 companies to date. The dividend will be paid out on the third business day after the resolution by the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting, April 3, 2017, to all shareholders who held shares in Daimler AG on March 29, 2017.
The Annual Shareholders’ Meeting re-elected Dr. Clemens Börsig, Chairman of the Board of Management of Deutsche Bank Foundation, as a member of the Supervisory Board representing the shareholders. Dr. Börsig has been a member of the Supervisory Board and the Audit Committee of Daimler AG since 2007 and the Chairman of the Audit Committee since 2014. In its subsequent meeting, the Supervisory Board re-elected Dr. Börsig as a member of the Audit Committee, which then re-elected him as its Chairman.
Furthermore, Bader Mohammad Al Saad, Managing Director of Kuwait Investment Authority, was also elected as a member of the Supervisory Board representing the shareholders. The period of office of the two newly elected members of the Supervisory Board begins at the end of the 2017 Annual Shareholders’ Meeting and ends with the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting in 2022.
The actions of the members of the Board of Management were ratified with 99.22% of the votes cast and the actions of the members of the Supervisory Board were ratified with 96.42% of the votes. The adjustment of Supervisory Board remuneration was approved with a vote of 94.70%.
Approximately 6,200 shareholders attended the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting at CityCube Berlin (2016: 5,500), representing 49.18% of the share capital.
Overview of the main results:
|Dividend per share||€3.25|
|Dividend distribution||€3,477 million|
|Board of Management ratification||99.22%|
|Supervisory Board ratification||96.42%|
|Share capital represented||49.18%|
Daimler at a Glance
Daimler AG is one of the world’s most successful automotive companies. With its divisions Mercedes-Benz Cars, Daimler Trucks, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Daimler Buses and Daimler Financial Services, the Daimler Group is one of the biggest producers of premium cars and the world’s biggest manufacturer of commercial vehicles with a global reach. Daimler Financial Services provides financing, leasing, fleet management, insurance, financial investments, credit cards, and innovative mobility services. The company’s founders, Gottlieb Daimler and Carl Benz, made history with the invention of the automobile in the year 1886. As a pioneer of automotive engineering, Daimler continues to shape the future of mobility today: The Group’s focus is on innovative and green technologies as well as on safe and superior automobiles that appeal and fascinate. Daimler consequently invests in the development of alternative drive trains with the long-term goal of emission-free driving: from hybrid vehicles to electric vehicles powered by battery or fuel cell. Furthermore, the company follows a consistent path towards accident-free driving and intelligent connectivity all the way to autonomous driving. This is just one example of how Daimler willingly accepts the challenge of meeting its responsibility towards society and the environment. Daimler sells its vehicles and services in nearly all the countries of the world and has production facilities in Europe, North and South America, Asia, and Africa. Its current brand portfolio includes, in addition to the world’s most valuable premium automotive brand, Mercedes-Benz, as well as Mercedes-AMG, Mercedes-Maybach and Mercedes me, the brands smart, EQ, Freightliner, Western Star, BharatBenz, FUSO, Setra and Thomas Built Buses, and Daimler Financial Services’ brands: Mercedes-Benz Bank, Mercedes-Benz Financial Services, Daimler Truck Financial, moovel, car2go and mytaxi. The company is listed on the stock exchanges of Frankfurt and Stuttgart (stock exchange symbol DAI). In 2016, the Group sold around 3 million vehicles and employed a workforce of 282,488 people; revenue totalled €153.3 billion and EBIT amounted to €12.9 billion.