Lonza Publishes Invitation to the 2019 Annual General Meeting, Online Annual Report 2018 and Sustainability Report 2018
- Annual General Meeting to take place on 18 April 2019 in Basel
- Albert M. Baehny proposed for re-election as Chairperson of the Board of Directors
- Stable dividend of CHF 2.75 per share proposed
- 2018 Online Annual Report and Sustainability Report published
Basel, Switzerland, 7 March 2019 – Lonza today announced that it has published its Online Annual Report and Sustainability Report 2018, as well as its invitation to the Annual General Meeting 2019. The event will take place on Thursday, 18 April 2019, at 10:00 a.m. CEST, at the Congress Center Messe Basel, Messeplatz 21, 4058 Basel, Switzerland.
Annual General Meeting
The Annual General Meeting (AGM) invitation can be accessed on Lonza's Investor Relations website: Annual General Meeting 2019
The Board of Directors proposes the re-election of Albert M. Baehny as Chairperson of the Board of Directors.
Antonio Trius, member of the Board and the Audit and Compliance Committee, has decided not to stand for re-election. The Board would like to thank him for his contribution during his years of service on the Board.
The Board is further proposing to the AGM the re-election of all other Board members. Further motions include the election of the Nominations and Compensation Committee and the approval of the compensation of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee.
Lonza's Board of Directors is proposing a stable dividend for shareholders of CHF 2.75 per share for 2018. The proposed dividend for 2018 presents a payout ratio of 31% of Lonza's (Continuing Business) profit for the period 2018. Subject to approval at the upcoming AGM, the dividend of CHF 2.75 per share for 2018 will be paid out of the reserve capital contribution and will be free from Swiss withholding tax.
All details on the motions can be found in the invitation to the Annual General Meeting 2019.
2018 Online Annual Report and Sustainability Report
Lonza published today its 2018 Online Annual Report and its first stand-alone Sustainability Report following Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) guidelines. The Online Annual Report and the downloadable PDFs for the Annual Report and the Sustainability Report can be accessed through the following website: http://annualreport.lonza.com/2018.
Lonza has improved usability and interactive features of its Online Annual Report 2018. The report is separated into five sections:
- Company Overview including Strategy, Value Creation and Sustainability Insights
- Financial Statements and Notes
- Remuneration Report
- Corporate Governance Report
Today, sustainability is a critical part of Lonza's success, and Lonza takes its governance-related, social and environmental responsibilities seriously. With the 2018 Sustainability Report, Lonza aims to provide increased transparency on its approach and achievements.