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All resolutions approved at BCV’s annual meeting

All resolutions approved at BCV’s annual meeting

BCV's Annual Shareholders’ Meeting was held today at the Palais de Beaulieu in Lausanne, Switzerland. The meeting was attended by 718 shareholders, representing 78.51% of the Group’s capital. All items on the agenda were approved, including the compensation of the members of the Board of Directors and the Executive Board, which was accepted by more than 90% of the votes cast.

Shareholders also approved the 2016 consolidated financial statements, which show a CHF 310m net profit, and ratified the actions of the Board of Directors and the Executive Board for the 2016 financial year. They accepted the Board’s proposal to pay an ordinary dividend of CHF 23 per share and make a special distribution of CHF 10 per share out of paid-in reserves. BCV will thus return a total of CHF 284m to its shareholders.

The meeting also included a tribute to Olivier Steimer, who was presiding the meeting for the last time before stepping down as Chairman of the Board on 31 December 2017. Mr. Steimer received a standing ovation for his 16 years of service to the Bank.


Lausanne, Switzerland, 27 April 2017


Christian Jacot-Descombes, Press Officer

Tel.: +41 79 816 99 30


Gregory Duong, Investor Relations Officer

Tel.: +41 21 212 20 71


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This press release is being issued outside the trading hours of the SIX Swiss Exchange in order to comply with the principles of ad hoc disclosure pursuant to the SIX listing rules.


The above text is a translation of the original French document; only the French version is authoritative.