Ralf W. Dieter, CEO of Dürr AG, addressed more than 600 shareholders and guests, saying: “2013 was yet another record year for Dürr, in which we reached the targets we set ourselves. Our shareholders are to benefit from Dürr’s positive performance with an appropriate dividend.” Dieter expressly thanked the workforce of the Dürr Group, amounting to approx. 8,200 employees: “Our managers and employees represent our key success factor. Their expertise is the reason why customers trust us to execute all orders placed with a particular degree of reliability.” For fiscal 2013, employees covered by collective pay scale agreements at German locations received a record profit participation amounting to € 2,750.
With a large majority, the shareholders newly elected Professor Dr. Holger
Hanselka to the Supervisory Board of Dürr AG. The mechanical engineering expert is President of the renowned Karlsruhe-based Institute for Technology (KIT). He succeeds to Professor Dr. Norbert Loos, who resigned from his mandate on the Supervisory Board after 14 years for age reasons. The Supervisory Board appointed Dr. Herbert Müller as the successor to Professor Loos as Chairman of the Audit Committee. Dr. Müller was Chairman of the auditing firm Ernst & Young until 2011 and has been a member of Dürr's Supervisory Board since the year 2013.
With an attendance of 63,2%, at the Annual General Meeting the actions of the Board of Management and Supervisory Board were ratified with over 95% of votes, respectively. All other proposals for resolution were likewise adopted with a large majority. The voting results are published at www.durr.com.