12 SEP 2013
At the Annual General Meeting of Compagnie Financière Richemont SA held today 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 2013.
A dividend of CHF 1.000 per share will be paid on the listed 'A' bearer shares and a dividend of CHF 0.100 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 19 September 2013 against presentation of coupon number 16, 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.
At the meeting, the Chairman, Mr Johann Rupert, indicated that in light of his forthcoming sabbatical year, he would not stand for re-election to the Board for the year ahead. Mr Yves-Andre Istel will assume the role of Chairman during Mr Rupert's absence and Mr Josua Malherbe will assume the role of Deputy Chairman.
All other matters on the agenda were approved by the shareholders.
Richemont ‘A’ shares are listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange, Richemont’s primary listing, and are included in the Swiss Market Index ('SMI') of leading stocks. Richemont South African Depository Receipts are listed in Johannesburg, Richemont’s secondary listing.