- Annual general meeting held virtually
- Actions of Executive Board and Supervisory Board approved
- Dagmar Bottenbruch welcomed as new member of the Supervisory Board
Haselünne/Lingen, July 2, 2020 – Berentzen-Gruppe Aktiengesellschaft, which is listed on the regulated market (General Standard) of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ISIN: DE0005201602), gathered today virtually for its annual general meeting.
By a large majority, the shareholders agreed to the proposed dividend of EUR 0.28 per share. Based on the current share price, this corresponds to a return of roughly 4.4%. This means that approximately EUR 2.6 million will be distributed to the shareholders in total. The shareholders also formally approved the actions of the Executive Board and the Supervisory Board at the annual general meeting.
As the annual general meeting drew to a close, so did the Supervisory Board mandate of Daniël M. G. van Vlaardingen. The shareholders appointed Dagmar Bottenbruch as a new shareholder representative to the Supervisory Board, filling the seat left vacant by Daniël M. G. van Vlaardingen’s departure. Dagmar Bottenbruch is the Managing Director of DC&F Capital Partners, a venture capital investment platform, as well as a self-employed business consultant and angel investor. Over the course of her career, she has held positions in leading roles as an equities analyst, in the areas of investor relations and business development as well as in investment banking, among other professional experience. Chairman of the Supervisory Board Uwe Bergheim thanked Daniël M. G. van Vlaardingen for all his hard work and dedication: “We always worked together in a constructive and trusting way on the Supervisory Board. I would like to express my sincere thanks to you for this and my best wishes for the future. I would like to congratulate Dagmar Bottenbruch on her election to the Supervisory Board and I look forward to working with her in the future.”
The annual general meeting was originally scheduled for May 13, 2020, but was postponed indefinitely at the end of March in light of the spread of coronavirus. Together with the decision to hold the meeting today, it was announced in mid-May that the annual general meeting would be held virtually – with no physical attendance by shareholders, their representatives or guests – to protect the health of shareholders, employees, service providers and guests. “Although everything went smoothly today from a technical point of view, we very much value having personal contact with our shareholders. We therefore hope that this virtual meeting will be a one-off situation and that we will be able to hold our annual general meeting in person again in the coming year,” say Oliver Schwegmann and Ralf Brühöfner, the two members of Berentzen-Gruppe Aktiengesellschaft’s Executive Board in full agreement on the matter.