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Vevey, April 12, 2018
NestlÚ Annual General Meeting
* All Board of Directors' proposals approved with strong majorities
* Pablo Isla, Kasper Rorsted and Kimberly A. Ross elected as new members of
1988 shareholders attended the NestlÚ S.A. Annual General Meeting today in
Lausanne. They represented 54.6 percent of the capital and 78.2 percent of the
shares entitled to vote. The annual review and the accounts were approved. The
shareholders further approved the proposed dividend of CHF (Swiss Franc) 2.35
per share and the proposed capital reduction.
All proposals of the Board of Directors were approved with strong majorities.
The shareholders elected Pablo Isla, CEO (Chief Executive Officer) of Inditex;
Kasper Rorsted, CEO (Chief Executive Officer) of adidas; and Kimberly A. Ross,
former CFO (Chief Financial Officer) of Baker Hughes, as new members of the
Board. Three directors, Andreas Koopmann, Steven G. Hoch, and Na´na Lal Kidwai,
did not stand for re-election as they have reached the term limit. The Board
warmly thanked them for their highly appreciated services and important
contributions as directors.
The shareholders elected the Chairman and all other members of the Board of
Directors individually for a term of office until the end of the next Annual
General Meeting. Henri de Castries, lead independent director, was appointed as
Vice-Chairman of the Board.
The shareholders approved prospectively the total compensation of the Board of
Directors and the Executive Board. They also accepted the NestlÚ Compensation
Report 2017 in an advisory vote.
In his address to the meeting, NestlÚ Chairman Paul Bulcke emphasized: "NestlÚ's
long-term orientation comes from the belief that we must constantly anticipate,
adapt and invest to prepare for the future. It is through permanent innovation
and by investing for the future that our company will continue to develop in a
sustainable and profitable way." He also highlighted NestlÚ's roots in its home
country: "The relationship between NestlÚ and Switzerland is deep and mutually
beneficial. NestlÚ will continue to ensure a good balance between its roles as a
business and as a corporate citizen at the national, regional and local levels."
NestlÚ CEO (Chief Executive Officer) Mark Schneider said: "NestlÚ keeps
innovating and developing its product portfolio to meet changing consumer
demands and lifestyles. We are acting with a great sense of urgency, but also
with prudence and always in line with our nutrition, health and wellness
strategy. With this approach we target faster growth and greater profitability,
in line with our 2020 objectives."
For the year to come, the Board and its different Committees will be composed as
Board of Directors
Paul Bulcke, U. Mark Schneider, Henri de Castries, Beat W. Hess, Renato
Fassbind, Jean-Pierre Roth, Ann M. Veneman, Eva Cheng, Ruth K. Oniang'o, Patrick
Aebischer, Ursula M. Burns, Kasper B. Rorsted, Pablo Isla, Kimberly A. Ross
Chairman's and Corporate Governance Committee
Paul Bulcke, U. Mark Schneider, Henri de Castries, Beat W. Hess, Renato Fassbind
Beat W. Hess, Jean-Pierre Roth, Patrick Aebischer, Ursula M. Burns
Nomination and Sustainability Committee
Henri de Castries, Paul Bulcke, Ann M. Veneman, Eva Cheng
Renato Fassbind, Henri de Castries, Eva Cheng, Kimberly A. Ross
The addresses to the Annual General Meeting of the Chairman and the CEO (Chief
Executive Officer) can be found on the NestlÚ corporate website.
For more information about NestlÚ in society, see our new Creating Shared Value
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