At the 68th Annual Shareholder Meeting of COMET Holding AG, shareholders approved all of the Board of Directors' proposals, and passed the following resolutions.
The Annual Shareholder Meeting approved the management report, and the annual and consolidated financial statements for 2016. The shareholders granted the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee discharge for 2016. Total retained earnings of CHF 74.5 million were carried forward to the new account. The proposed transfer of paid-in capital and the payment of CHF 12.00 per registered share from the distributable paid-in capital reserve was approved. Payment shall be made on April 26, 2017.
The members of the Board of Directors standing for re-election, Prof. Dr. Gian-Luca Bona, Lucas A. Grolimund, Hans Hess, Dr. iur. Mariel Hoch, Rolf Huber and Dr. Franz Richter, once again received a vote of confidence. They were re-elected for the term of one year until the Annual Shareholder Meeting in 2018. Hans Hess was again confirmed in office as Chairman of the Board of Directors. Dr. iur. Mariel Hoch and Rolf Huber were elected as members of the Compensation Committee. Ernst & Young AG were chosen as auditors for the business year 2017; Mr. Patrick Glauser, Fiduria AG, Bern as independent proxy for the period up to and including the Annual Shareholder Meeting 2018.
Amendments to bylaws
The Annual Shareholder Meeting approved the request for a ten for one stock split as well as the related amendments to Art. 3 of the bylaws. The split will thus be executed on April 28, 2017.
Moreover Articles 22, 23, 24 and 25 of the bylaws concerning the remuneration of the members of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee and regarding the procedure for subscribing to shares, were amended as requested. The amendments to the articles of association concerning the variable remuneration of the Executive Committee shall apply with retroactive effect from January 1, 2017, as requested.
Approval of proposals concerning remuneration of Board of Directors and Executive Committee
The shareholders approved the remuneration of the members of the Board of Directors for the coming term, the fixed remuneration of the Executive Committee for the 2018 business year, and the variable remuneration of the Executive Committee for 2016.
The request of the Board of Directors to have the 2016 Compensation Report submitted for approval in an advisory vote was also approved.
The next Annual Shareholder Meeting of COMET Holding AG will be held on April 26, 2018, in Berne.
2017 corporate calendar:
August 16, 2017 Publication of the half-year report
22 November 2017 (new) Investor Day
The COMET Group is a globally leading, innovative Swiss technology company with a focus on the x-ray, radio frequency and ebeam businesses. With premium high-tech components and systems, we enable customers in numerous industries to both enhance the quality of their products and make their manufacturing more efficient and eco-friendly. Our innovative solutions under the COMET, YXLON and ebeam brands are in demand for applications such as materials testing and security inspection, the coating and treatment of surfaces, and non-contact sterilization.
Based in Flamatt, Switzerland, the COMET Group has a presence in all world markets. We employ about 1,200 people worldwide, including approximately 440 in Switzerland. Besides production facilities in China, Denmark, Germany, Switzerland and the USA, we maintain various subsidiaries in the USA, China, Japan and Korea. COMET’s stock (COTN) is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange.