Basel, Switzerland, 9 April 2013 – Today’s Annual General Meeting of Lonza Group Ltd led by the Chairman of the Board of Directors, Rolf Soiron, was attended by 382 shareholders. They represented 44,13 % of the share capital.
The Board members standing for re-election (Patrick Aebischer, Jean-Daniel Gerber, Margot Scheltema, Rolf Soiron and Peter Wilden) were all elected for a further term in office of one year. The proposed new members Werner J. Bauer, Thomas Ebeling and Antonio Trius were newly elected to the Board of Directors. Sir Richard Sykes, Gerhard Mayr and Jörg Reinhardt did not stand for re-election as previously announced.
The shareholders supported all motions proposed by the Board of Directors with great majority.
A dividend of CHF 2.15 per share will be paid out as from 16 April 2013.
The shareholders also approved the renewal of the authorized share capital in a maximum amount of CHF 5 million for a period of two years until 9 April 2015.
For further information, please see the short form minutes of the Lonza Annual General Meeting under the following link (select “Annual General Meeting”).