Nobel Biocare Holding AG’s Annual General Meeting today endorsed all proposals put forward by the Board of Directors.
Among others, the Annual General Meeting approved a dividend of CHF 0.15 gross per registered share of CHF 0.40 nominal value. The dividend will be paid on 5 April 2012 (ex-dividend day: 2 April 2012; record date: 4 April 2012) in a shareholder-friendly way without deduction of withholding tax.
The Board members proposed for re-election were re-elected: Daniela Bosshardt-Hengartner, Raymund Breu, Edgar Fluri, Oern Stuge and Rolf Watter.
Michel Orsinger, Juha Räisänen and Georg Watzek were elected as new Board members.
According to the by-laws, all Board members have been elected for a one-year term.
At the first Board meeting following the Annual General Meeting, Rolf Watter was elected Chairman of the Board and Raymund Breu was elected Vice-Chairman of the Board. The Board committees will be chaired by Michel Orsinger (Innovation and Technology), Edgar Fluri (Audit) and Rolf Watter (Nomination and Compensation).
KPMG, Zurich, has been re-elected as auditor for the financial year 2012.
In 2013, the Annual General Meeting of the shareholders will be convened on 28 March at the same location (Swissôtel Zurich).
Nobel Biocare is a world leader in the field of innovative implant-based dental restorations. The company’s portfolio offers solutions from single tooth to fully edentulous indications with dental implant systems (including key brands NobelActive®, Brånemark System® and NobelReplace®), a comprehensive range of high-precision individualized prosthetics and CAD/CAM systems (NobelProcera®), diagnostics, treatment planning and guided surgery solutions (NobelClinician® and DTX Studio™) and biomaterials (creos™). Nobel Biocare supports its customers through all phases of professional development, offering world-class training and education along with practice support and patient information materials. The company is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland. Production takes place at six sites located in the United States, Sweden, Japan and Israel. Products and services are available in over 80 countries through subsidiaries and distributors.