The 24th Ordinary Shareholders’ Meeting of Swisscom Ltd took place today at 11.00 am in Volketswil. The shareholders authorised the independent voting proxy in advance with their voting instructions.
38,782,217 or 74,87% of voting shares were represented. The number of all registered Swisscom shareholders was around 73,500 at the end of March 2022.
At 1.30 pm, Michael Rechsteiner, Chairman of the Board of Directors, and Urs Schaeppi, CEO, will provide information about the 2021 fiscal year and current topics in a live talk(opens in new tab) with moderator Claudia Lässer. At the end of the talk, the voting results of the Shareholders’ Meeting will be published in detail.
The shareholders approved the management report, the consolidated financial statement and the annual financial statements for 2021. They also approved the request by the Board of Directors to set the ordinary dividend at CHF 22 gross per share, as in the previous year. On 5 April 2022, a net dividend of CHF 14.30 per share will be paid to the shareholders after deduction of the Swiss federal withholding tax of 35 percent.
The meeting granted discharge to the members of the Board of Directors and the Group Executive Board for the 2021 financial year. In a consultative vote, the meeting took note of and approved the remuneration report.
The one-year term of office of all members of the Board of Directors expired at the Shareholders’ Meeting. All members of the Board of Directors and the members of the Remuneration Committee were re-elected by the Shareholders’ Meeting for a one-year term.
Renzo Simoni remains on the Board of Directors as the state representative delegated by the Federal Council. Furthermore, the Shareholders’ Meeting approved the total remuneration of the Board of Directors and the Group Executive Board for 2023 and re-elected the independent voting proxy and the statutory auditor for a one-year term.