Around 2,000 shareholders today participated in the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) for financial year 2010/11, which was held at the Congress Center Rosengarten in Mannheim. Approximately 48 percent of the company's share capital was represented at the meeting.
The Management Board discussed the company's strategy and the balance sheet for the past financial year (April 1, 2010 through March 31, 2011).
Approval from the company's shareholders was needed for six of the seven items on the AGM's agenda. The main issues concerned the appointment of two new members to the Supervisory Board and a change to the Articles of Association. Shareholders also voted on a further four resolutions.
On the occasion of the appointment of two new members to the Supervisory Board, a vast majority of those eligible to vote approved the proposed candidates. Consequently, Lone Fønss Schrøder (51) and Dr. Herbert Meyer (64) will sit on the Supervisory Board until 2016.
Lone Fønss Schrøder from Copenhagen, Denmark, is a non-executive member of administrative bodies for several non-German companies, including Volvo Personvagnar AB, Sweden, and NKT Holding AB, Denmark.
Dr. Herbert Meyer, originally from Eckernförde in northern Germany, was President of the Berlin-based Financial Reporting Enforcement Panel (FREP) until June 30, 2011. Prior to that, he had been the CFO at Heidelberg for 12 years and held senior positions in other international companies. Dr. Meyer is also a member of the Supervisory Board of DEMAG Cranes AG and WEBASTO AG.
As planned, Dr. Mark Wössner (72) stood down as a member of the Supervisory Board for reasons of age and relinquished his mandate as Chairman of the Supervisory Board at the end of the AGM. Dr. Werner Brandt (57), member of the Management Board at SAP AG, Walldorf, also stepped down as a member of the Supervisory Board at the end of the AGM at his own request.
During the constituent meeting of the Supervisory Board that took place after the AGM, Robert J. Koehler (62), Chairman of the Management Board of SGL Carbon SE, Wiesbaden, was elected as the new Chairman of the Heidelberg Supervisory Board. Robert J. Koehler has been a member of the Heidelberg Supervisory Board since 2003.
"We are pleased to welcome Lone Fønss Schrøder and Herbert Meyer to our Supervisory Board as experienced senior executives. Their extensive experience and specialist know-how will be of great value to us," said Bernhard Schreier, CEO of Heidelberg. "In his role as Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Mark Wössner has supported Heidelberg through many years and difficult times and shown great commitment and passion. I would like to thank him sincerely on behalf of everyone who works at Heidelberg. We would also like to thank Werner Brandt for the valuable support and cooperation he has brought to our Supervisory Board over the past years."