Annual General Meeting 2022
of Barry Callebaut AG

Press Release

Annual General Meeting 2022
of Barry Callebaut AG

Press Release
All motions approved by shareholders
  • Patrick De Maeseneire reelected as Chairman
  • All other Board members reelected for a term of office of one year
  • Thomas Intrator elected as new Board member
  • Dividend payout of CHF 28.00 per share approved
  • KPMG AG, Zurich, reelected as auditors of the company

The ordinary Annual General Meeting 2022 of Barry Callebaut AG, was held today in Zurich Oerlikon under the chairmanship of Patrick De Maeseneire, Chairman of the Board, and Markus R. Neuhaus, Vice-Chairman of the Board. 804 shareholders attended the meeting, representing 4,121,340 shares and equaling 75,1% of the issued share capital.

All motions were adopted as proposed by the Board of Directors, including the reelection of Patrick De Maeseneire as Chairman and the election of Thomas Intrator as new Board member.

All Board members, namely Patrick De Maeseneire, Markus R. Neuhaus, Fernando Aguirre, Angela Wei Dong, Nicolas Jacobs, Elio Leoni Sceti, Tim Minges, Antoine de Saint-Affrique and Yen Yen Tan were reelected for another term of office of one year.

The shareholders also approved the proposed payout of a stable dividend of CHF 28.00 per share. This corresponds to a payout ratio of 43% of the reported net profit. The dividend will be paid to shareholders on, or around, January 11, 2023.

KPMG AG, Zurich, was reelected as auditors of the company for fiscal year 2022/23.

Barry Callebaut’s fiscal year 2021/22 closed on August 31, 2022.

Picture gallery of the Annual General Meeting 2022 of Barry Callebaut AG - more pictures can be found on our Flickr channel

(pictures by Boris Baldinger)

About Barry Callebaut Group:

With annual sales of about CHF 8.1 billion (EUR 7.8 billion / USD 8.6 billion) in fiscal year 2021/22, the Zurich- based Barry Callebaut Group is the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products – from sourcing and processing cocoa beans to producing the finest chocolates, including chocolate fillings, decorations and compounds. The Group runs more than 65 production facilities worldwide and employs a diverse and dedicated global workforce of more than 13,000 people.

The Barry Callebaut Group serves the entire food industry, from industrial food manufacturers to artisanal and professional users of chocolate, such as chocolatiers, pastry chefs, bakers, hotels, restaurants or caterers. The global brands catering to the specific needs of these Gourmet customers are Callebaut® and Cacao Barry®, Carma® and the decorations specialist Mona Lisa®.

The Barry Callebaut Group is committed to make sustainable chocolate the norm by 2025 to help ensure future supplies of cocoa and improve farmer livelihoods. It supports the Cocoa Horizons Foundation in its goal to shape a sustainable cocoa and chocolate future.

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