All the Board of Directors' proposals were accepted by shareholders at the Annual General Meeting of Sika AG on April 16, 2013.
At the Annual General Meeting of Sika AG held on April 16 in Cham, shareholders approved the Annual Report, the annual financial statements and the consolidated financial statements for the 2012 financial year.
Furthermore, shareholders accepted the proposal of the Board of Directors to pay out a 13% higher gross dividend than in the previous year, namely, CHF 51.00 per bearer share (previous year: CHF 45.00) and CHF 8.50 per registered share (previous year: CHF 7.50) for business year 2012. This proposal is an expression of Sika's consistent dividend payout policy and follows the Group’s positive profit development. The ex-dividend and payment dates are April 18 and April 23, 2013, respectively.
Willi K. Leimer and Christoph Tobler were re-elected for a further term of office of three years. Thomas W. Bechtler was no longer standing for re-election.
All the other proposals made by the Board of Directors were also approved.