Annual Shareholders' Meeting agrees with proposed record dividend of EUR 4.40 / New Supervisory Board elected




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23.04.09

Annual Shareholders' Meeting agrees with proposed record dividend of EUR 4.40 / New Supervisory Board elected

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The Annual Shareholders’ Meeting of Axel Springer AG agreed with the proposal made by the Supervisory Board and Management Board in Berlin on April 23, 2009 to allocate a share of EUR 130,603,699.60 of the net income of EUR 145,112,000.00 for the payment of dividends and to allocate the remaining amount of EUR 14,508,300.40 to other retained earnings. This corresponds to a record dividend of EUR 4.40 per qualifying share (EUR 4.00 the previous year) for the 2008 fiscal year, in which Axel Springer achieved the best results in the company’s history.

According to schedule the Supervisory Board was newly elected for a term of five years. It consists of the previous members Dr. Giuseppe Vita, Friede Springer, Dr. Gerhard Cromme, Oliver Heine, Klaus Krone, Prof. Dr. Wolf Lepenies, Michael Lewis, Dr. Michael Otto and Brian M. Powers. Dr. Giuseppe Vita was confirmed as Chairman of the Supervisory Board and Friede Springer in the office of Deputy Chairwoman.


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