13.05.2020 – DKSH Holding AG

DKSH Ordinary General Meeting and business update

Media release

DKSH Ordinary General Meeting and business update

  • Shareholders approve all motions at the Ordinary General Meeting
  • Distribution of CHF 1.90 dividend per share to be made as from May 19, 2020
  • Withdrawal of outlook 2020 due to COVID-19 situation
  • Capital Market Day on September 21, 2020

Zurich, Switzerland, May 13, 2020 – DKSH’s shareholders today approved all motions at the 87th Ordinary General Meeting by a large majority. The independent proxy represented 84.2 percent of total share capital.

The General Assembly elected Marco Gadola as Chairman of the Board of Directors. Shareholders authorized the distribution of an ordinary dividend of CHF 1.90 per share as from May 19, 2020.

DKSH’s new Chairman, Marco Gadola, commented: “A special thanks to our shareholders for the trust placed in me. I am firmly convinced of DKSH’s growth strategy, and the group is on track to achieving its objectives. I look forward to continuing working with the Board of Directors and Executive Committee.”

DKSH recorded solid results in the first four months of 2020 due to its resilient business model of distributing daily consumption and healthcare items. For the entire year 2020, however, it is not possible to assess the impact of COVID-19 on the business. Therefore, DKSH withdraws its outlook for this year. DKSH will report its Half-Year results on July 15 and host its Capital Market Day on September 21, 2020.

DKSH's Honorary Chairman, Adrian T. Keller, said: “Our ability to maintain functioning supply chains for daily consumption and healthcare items shows that DKSH is a reliable partner even in the current COVID-19 situation. We continue to pursue our proven strategy and remain confident about our business and Asia long-term. The Diethelm Keller Holding, as anchor shareholder, remains fully committed to DKSH.”

About DKSH

DKSH is the leading Market Expansion Services provider with a focus on Asia. The Group helps companies to grow across the Business Units Healthcare, Consumer Goods, Performance Materials and Technology. The service portfolio covers sourcing, market insights, marketing and sales, eCommerce, distribution and logistics as well as after-sales services. Publicly listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange, the Group operates in 36 markets with 33,350 specialists, generating net sales of CHF 11.6 billion in 2019. With its Swiss heritage, DKSH has been deeply rooted in Asia Pacific since 1865.

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DKSH Holding Ltd.

Till Leisner

Head, Group Investor & Media Relations

Phone +41 44 386 7315


Demet Biçer

Senior Specialist, Group Media Relations

Phone +41 44 386 7217