ZURICH, Switzerland – The ordinary Annual General Meeting 2022 of Barry Callebaut AG, was held today in Zurich Oerlikon under the chairmanship of Patrick De Maeseneire, Chairman of the Board, and Markus R. Neuhaus, Vice-Chairman of the Board. 804 shareholders attended the meeting, representing 4,121,340 shares and equaling 75,1% of the issued share capital.
All motions were adopted as proposed by the Board of Directors, including the reelection of Patrick De Maeseneire as Chairman and the election of Thomas Intrator as new Board member.
All Board members, namely Patrick De Maeseneire, Markus R. Neuhaus, Fernando Aguirre, Angela Wei Dong, Nicolas Jacobs, Elio Leoni Sceti, Tim Minges, Antoine de Saint-Affrique and Yen Yen Tan were reelected for another term of office of one year.
The shareholders also approved the proposed payout of a stable dividend of CHF 28.00 per share. This corresponds to a payout ratio of 43% of the reported net profit. The dividend will be paid to shareholders on, or around, January 11, 2023.
KPMG AG, Zurich, was reelected as auditors of the company for fiscal year 2022/23.
Barry Callebaut’s fiscal year 2021/22 closed on August 31, 2022.
About Barry Callebaut Group
With annual sales of about CHF 8.1 billion (EUR 7.8 billion / USD 8.6 billion) in fiscal year 2021/22, the Zurich- based Barry Callebaut Group is the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products – from sourcing and processing cocoa beans to producing the finest chocolates, including chocolate fillings, decorations and compounds.
The Group runs more than 65 production facilities worldwide and employs a diverse and dedicated global workforce of more than 13,000 people.