At the Annual General Meeting of Compagnie Financière Richemont SA held yesterday in Geneva, the shareholders approved the results for the year, including the proposals of the board of directors for the appropriation of retained earnings at 31 March 2014.
A dividend of CHF 1.400 per share will be paid on the listed ’A’ registered shares and a dividend of CHF 0.140 per share will be paid on the unlisted ’B’ registered shares of the Company.
The dividend in respect of the ‘A’ shares will be payable on 24 September 2014 against presentation of coupon number 17, free of charges but subject to Swiss withholding tax at 35 %. The remaining available retained earnings of the Company, after payment of the dividend, are to be carried forward to the next business year.
All other matters on the agenda were also approved by the shareholders by an overwhelming majority.
During the meeting, the outgoing Chairman, Mr Yves-Andre Istel, welcomed the shareholders’ appointment of Mr Johann Rupert as Chairman of the Board. In light of the pending change of Chairman, during a meeting held the previous day the Board had appointed both Mr Istel and Mr Malherbe to serve as Deputy Chairmen.
Also during the meeting, the shareholders warmly thanked Dr Cologni, who was not standing for re-election, for his 45-years of service to Richemont and its predecessors.