ProSiebenSat.1 Annual General Meeting elects Supervisory Board members – Dr. Andreas Wiele new Chairman of the Supervisory Board
- Meeting follows recommendation to re-elect Prof. Dr. Rolf Nonnenmacher and elect Bert Habets to the Supervisory Board
- Annual General Meeting agrees to proposed dividend of EUR 0.80 per dividend-bearing share
- Shareholders approve all other proposed resolutions and grant discharge to the Executive Board and Supervisory Board
Unterföhring, May 5, 2022. At the Annual General Meeting of ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE today, the shareholders confirmed Dr. Andreas Wiele’s position on the Supervisory Board and elected Bert Habets as a new Supervisory Board member. Prof. Dr. Rolf Nonnenmacher, who has been on the board since 2015, was re-elected as a Supervisory Board member. The Annual General Meeting, which was held virtually again this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, thus followed the Supervisory Board’s proposals for candidates.
Dr. Andreas Wiele, a former Executive Board member at Axel Springer SE, has already been on the ProSiebenSat.1 Supervisory Board since February 2022 as a court-appointed member and was confirmed as such at today’s Annual General Meeting. He took over from Adam Cahan, who had resigned from his position in November 2021. Following the meeting, the Supervisory Board elected Dr. Wiele as its new Chairman. As proposed, Dr. Wiele is thus taking over from Dr. Werner Brandt, who had decided not to again stand for re-election as a Supervisory Board member after eight years and two periods in office.
Dr. Andreas Wiele, new Chairman of the Supervisory Board of ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE: “I am convinced of ProSiebenSat.1’s clear strategy and look forward to accompanying the Group at its further growth and representing all shareholders of the company. I would like to thank them and the Supervisory Board for the trust they have placed in me.”
As well as electing the Supervisory Board members, the shareholders of ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE also resolved at the Annual General Meeting today to distribute a dividend of EUR 0.80 per dividend-bearing share. This corresponds to a year-on-year increase of 63% (previous year: EUR 0.49) and is in line with the company’s dividend policy of distributing around 50% of adjusted net income as a dividend. The dividend will be paid out on May 10, 2022.
In other agenda items, this year’s Annual General Meeting granted discharge to the Executive Board and Supervisory Board for the financial year 2021. All other proposed resolutions requiring approval were likewise accepted by a clear majority.
Rainer Beaujean, Group CEO of ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE: “On behalf of the Executive Board, I would like to thank the shareholders for the confidence in the company’s strategy and management that they expressed today with their approval. 2021 was a very successful year for us, in which we once again demonstrated the strength of ProSiebenSat.1. By ensuring that our business areas interlock and support one another, we are fueling our engine of reach and monetization. This makes us fit for the future, establishes the basis for sustainable growth, and thus creates values for our shareholders. We intend to consistently continue on this path.”
The shareholders had submitted a total of more than 140 questions prior to the Annual General Meeting, some of which comprised several separate questions. In addition, the shareholders had the opportunity to put forward follow-up questions during the discussion. The Executive Board and Supervisory Board answered all of the submitted questions. Prior to the Annual General Meeting, the shareholders were also able to submit statements in the form of video messages.
Further information on the Annual General Meeting, including an overview of the voting results, can be found at:
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