DGAP-News: Berentzen-Gruppe Aktiengesellschaft
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Press release No. 16/2020
Annual general meeting of Berentzen-Gruppe Aktiengesellschaft
- Annual general meeting held virtually
- Actions of Executive Board and Supervisory Board approved
- Dagmar Bottenbruch welcomed as new member of the Supervisory Board
By a large majority, the shareholders agreed to the proposed dividend of EUR 0.28 per share. Based on the current share price, this corresponds to a return of roughly 4.4%. This means that approximately EUR 2.6 million will be distributed to the shareholders in total. The shareholders also formally approved the actions of the Executive Board and the Supervisory Board at the annual general meeting.
As the annual general meeting drew to a close, so did the Supervisory Board mandate of Daniël M. G. van Vlaardingen. The shareholders appointed Dagmar Bottenbruch as a new shareholder representative to the Supervisory Board, filling the seat left vacant by Daniël M. G. van Vlaardingen's departure. Dagmar Bottenbruch is the Managing Director of DC&F Capital Partners, a venture capital investment platform, as well as a self-employed business consultant and angel investor. Over the course of her career, she has held positions in leading roles as an equities analyst, in the areas of investor relations and business development as well as in investment banking, among other professional experience. Chairman of the Supervisory Board Uwe Bergheim thanked Daniël M. G. van Vlaardingen for all his hard work and dedication: "We always worked together in a constructive and trusting way on the Supervisory Board. I would like to express my sincere thanks to you for this and my best wishes for the future. I would like to congratulate Dagmar Bottenbruch on her election to the Supervisory Board and I look forward to working with her in the future."
The annual general meeting was originally scheduled for May 13, 2020, but was postponed indefinitely at the end of March in light of the spread of coronavirus. Together with the decision to hold the meeting today, it was announced in mid-May that the annual general meeting would be held virtually - with no physical attendance by shareholders, their representatives or guests - to protect the health of shareholders, employees, service providers and guests. "Although everything went smoothly today from a technical point of view, we very much value having personal contact with our shareholders. We therefore hope that this virtual meeting will be a one-off situation and that we will be able to hold our annual general meeting in person again in the coming year," say Oliver Schwegmann and Ralf Brühöfner, the two members of Berentzen-Gruppe Aktiengesellschaft's Executive Board in full agreement on the matter.
About the Berentzen Group:
The Berentzen Group is a broad-based beverage company operating in the following three segments: Spirits, Non-alcoholic Beverages and Fresh Juice Systems. The Berentzen Group is one of the oldest producers of spirits in Germany with a corporate history going back over 250 years. Today, it has a presence in more than 60 countries around the world with well-known brands like Berentzen and Puschkin and attractively priced private label products. In its Non-alcoholic Beverages segment, the corporate group produces mineral waters, carbonated and non-carbonated soft drinks under its own brands and also boasts more than 50 years of experience in the franchise business for soft drinks, currently acting as franchisee for the Sinalco brand. In addition, the Berentzen Group markets innovative fresh juice systems under the Citrocasa brand in its third segment, thus serving the fast-growing market for modern, health-oriented drinks. The Berentzen-Gruppe Aktiengesellschaft share (ISIN DE0005201602) is listed on the regulated market (General Standard) of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.
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