Annual General Meeting votes to pay EUR 3.50 dividend / Michael Lewis elected to Supervisory Board




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19.04.07

Annual General Meeting votes to pay EUR 3.50 dividend / Michael Lewis elected to Supervisory Board

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The Annual General Meeting of Axel Springer AG held in Berlin on April 19, 2007, approved the dividend proposal submitted by the Management Board and the Supervisory Board for the financial year 2006. EUR 107,318,050 of the balance-sheet profit of EUR 122,946,776 will be used to pay a EUR 3.50 dividend per dividend bearing share.

The Annual General Meeting elected British investment manager Michael Lewis, 48, to the Supervisory Board. He joins as replacement for Leonhard H. Fischer, 44, who retired with effect from the end of this year´s Annual General Meeting due to other professional obligations.

The chairman of the supervisory board, Dr. Giuseppe Vita, thanked Leonhard H. Fischer. Vita said, “We are delighted to have gained Michael Lewis, an entrepreneur and investor with international experience, as a new board member.”

Press Contact Axel Springer SE: Edda Fels
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