Annual General Meeting 2023 -
Results & Minutes

Barry Callebaut Annual General Meeting 2023

Annual General Meeting 2023 -
Results & Minutes

All motions approved by shareholders
  • Patrick De Maeseneire reelected as Chairman
  • All Board members standing for reelection were confirmed for another one-year term of office
  • Mauricio Graber elected as new Board member
  • Dividend payout of CHF 29.00 per share approved
  • KPMG AG, Zurich, reelected as auditors of the company

The ordinary Annual General Meeting 2023 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. 1,015 shareholders and shareholder representatives attended the meeting live in Zurich and 5,203 shareholders were represented by the independent proxy, in total representing 3,995,825 shares and equaling 72.80% 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 Mauricio Graber as new Board member.

Angela Wei Dong and Elio Leoni Sceti did not stand for reelection. All other members of the Board, namely Patrick De Maeseneire, Markus R. Neuhaus, Fernando Aguirre, Nicolas Jacobs, Tim Minges, Antoine de Saint-Affrique, Yen Yen Tan, and Thomas Intrator, were reelected for another term of office of one year. 

The shareholders also approved the proposed payout of an increased dividend of CHF 29.00 per share. This corresponds to a payout ratio of 36% of the reported net profit. The dividend will be paid to shareholders on or around January 10, 2024.

KPMG AG, Zurich, was reelected as auditors of the company for fiscal year 2023/24.

Barry Callebaut’s fiscal year 2022/23 closed on August 31, 2023.

The next Annual Shareholders Meeting will take place on December 4, 2024. 

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