Dr. Patrik Gisel was elected as a new member of the board of directors and will replace Dr. Adrian Künzi, who is stepping down from the board. The chairman of the board of directors, Dr. Peter Forstmoser, thanked Adrian Künzi for his contribution to the development of the company. The remaining members and the chairman of the board, as well as the members of the remuneration committee, were all re-elected for a term of one year.
In addition, the annual general meeting approved the distribution of CHF 3.00 (2014: CHF 2.00) per dividend-paying registered share from capital contribution reserves. The dividend record date is 23 April 2015. Beginning on 24 April 2015, the shares will be traded ex-dividend. The distribution will be paid out as of 28 April 2015.
The remuneration of the members of the board of directors until the next ordinary general meeting, and of the executive committee for the next business year was also approved. The general meeting also approved the creation of authorized share capital totaling a maximum of CHF 3 million. After last year's capital increase, there are no plans to make use of the authorized capital at this point in time.
Shareholders also approved the proposed share split at a ratio of 1:2. The first trading day of the registered shares after the share split will be the 29 April 2015.