All resolutions approved at BCV’s annual meeting
BCV's Annual Shareholders’ Meeting was held on 27 April 2017 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.