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Results of the Ordinary General Meeting of Lalique Group
Zurich, 24 May 2019 - The shareholders of Lalique Group (SIX: LLQ) approved all proposals put forward by the Board of Directors at today's Ordinary General Meeting.
At its Ordinary General Meeting on 24 May 2019 in Zurich, the shareholders of Lalique Group SA approved the company's business report, consolidated financial statements and statutory financial statements for the 2018 financial year. The dividend of CHF 0.50 per share proposed by the Board of Directors, unchanged from the previous year, was also approved by the General Meeting. The dividend will be exempt from withholding tax and will be paid to shareholders from the capital contribution reserve on 31 May 2019 (ex-dividend date: 28 May 2019).
All previous members of the Board of Directors - Silvio Denz (Chairman), Roland Weber, Roger von der Weid, Claudio Denz, Jan Kollros and Marcel Roesti - were re-elected for a further term of office of one year. Silvio Denz and Roland Weber were confirmed as members of the Remuneration Committee.
In addition, the shareholders approved the proposed creation of authorized capital up to a maximum nominal amount of CHF 240,000. Accordingly, the Board of Directors is authorized to increase the share capital at any time until 24 May 2021 by issuance of a maximum of 1,200,000 registered shares with a par value of CHF 0.20 each, to be fully paid up.
Planned capital increase with subscription rights for shareholders
As previously announced, Lalique Group is planning a capital increase by way of a rights issue in the course of 2019 to refinance parts of the shareholder loan granted by Silvio Denz for the recent acquisition of 50% of The Glenturret and to finance other investments and growth initiatives. The existing shareholders will be granted subscription rights. To increase the free float, Silvio Denz intends not to exercise his subscription rights. The timeline and parameters of the planned rights issue have not yet been defined; the Lead Manager is Zürcher Kantonalbank.
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Lalique Group is a niche player in the creation, development, marketing and global distribution of luxury goods. Its business areas comprise perfumes, cosmetics, crystal, jewellery, high-end furniture and living accessories, along with art, gastronomy and hospitality as well as single malt whisky. Founded in 2000, the company employs approx. 720 staff and has its headquarters in Zurich. The Lalique brand, from which the Group derives its name, was created in Paris in 1888 by the master glassmaker and jewellery designer René Lalique. The registered shares of Lalique Group SA (LLQ) are listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange.
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