BERENTZEN-GRUPPE AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT (FRA:DE000520) Annual general meeting of Berentzen-Gruppe Aktiengesellschaft: Uwe Bergheim new Chairman of the Supervisory Board

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03/05/2018 14:41

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Annual general meeting of Berentzen-Gruppe Aktiengesellschaft: Uwe Bergheim new Chairman of the Supervisory Board

03.05.2018 / 14:41
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P R E S S R E L E A S E No. 11/2018

Annual general meeting of Berentzen-Gruppe Aktiengesellschaft
Uwe Bergheim new Chairman of the Supervisory Board

- Gert Purkert steps down from the Supervisory Board after almost ten years

- Shareholders exonerate Executive Board and Supervisory Board

- Dividend for 2017 financial year of EUR 0.22 per share

Haselünne/Hanover, May 3, 2018 - Berentzen-Gruppe Aktiengesellschaft, which is listed on the regulated market (General Standard) of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ISIN: DE0005201602), held its annual general meeting today in Hanover. With effect from the end of the meeting, Chairman of the Supervisory Board Gert Purkert stepped down from the board after almost ten years at its helm. The annual general meeting appointed Uwe Bergheim as a new member of the Supervisory Board, and at its subsequent meeting the Supervisory Board appointed him to the position of Chairman, as planned.

Gert Purkert had this to say on stepping down: "During almost ten years as a member and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Berentzen-Gruppe Aktiengesellschaft, I had the privilege of accompanying the Group on its journey to becoming a broad-based beverages group. I am convinced that the Group has a very stable foundation and is excellently equipped to continue on its successful trajectory. In Uwe Bergheim, Berentzen-Gruppe Aktiengesellschaft has today gained an experienced and competent new Chairman of the Supervisory Board." Mr. Bergheim currently works as a self-employed business consultant in Düsseldorf. The 61-year old expert in communications and business administration is also a member of the Board of Governors of Zentrale zur Bekämpfung unlauteren Wettbewerbs Frankfurt am Main e. V. ["Wettbewerbszentrale": Centre for Protection against Unfair Competition]. Mr. Bergheim has previously held positions as CEO of telecommunications provider E-Plus Mobilfunk GmbH & Co. KG as well as more recently as CEO of textile maker FALKE KGaA.

"We would like to thank Gert Purkert very sincerely for the close and intensive working relationship even in challenging times", said Ralf Brühöfner, a member of the Executive Board of Berentzen-Gruppe Aktiengesellschaft who worked with Mr. Purkert throughout his entire term. Brühöfner's fellow Executive Board member, Oliver Schwegmann, added: "Gert Purkert always represented the interests of all shareholders with a strong level of expertise and outstanding dedication. Now we look forward to working together with Uwe Bergheim."

The shareholders exonerated the Executive Board and the Supervisory Board at the annual general meeting. They also passed a resolution to pay a dividend of EUR 0.22 per share. Based on the current share price, this corresponds to a return of roughly 2.8%. This means that approximately EUR 2.1 million will be distributed to the shareholders in total. Arithmetically, this translates to more than 80% of consolidated profit. The previous-year figure was around 50%.

35.5% of the share capital of Berentzen-Gruppe Aktiengesellschaft was represented at the annual general meeting.

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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Berentzen-Gruppe Aktiengesellschaft
Thorsten Schmitt
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Tel. +49 (0) 5961 502 215

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Language: English
Company: Berentzen-Gruppe Aktiengesellschaft
Ritterstraße 7
49740 Haselünne
Phone: +49 (0)5961 502-0
Fax: +49 (0)5961 502-550
E-mail: ir@berentzen.de
Internet: www.berentzen-gruppe.de
ISIN: DE0005201602, ,
WKN: 520160
Listed: Regulated Market in Frankfurt (General Standard); Regulated Unofficial Market in Berlin, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Hanover, Munich, Stuttgart, Tradegate Exchange

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