- Dividend of EUR 0.75 per share
- Peter Steiner re-elected Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Wienerberger AG
- Thomas Birtel and Marc Grynberg newly elected to the Supervisory Board
Vienna – The 2021 Annual Accounts and the Management Report of Wienerberger AG for the 2021 financial year were submitted to the 153rd Annual General Meeting. In the interest of particularly active shareholder participation in this year’s virtual AGM, we voluntarily offered our shareholders the additional possibility of asking questions in the form of video statements recorded at the Wienerberger Headquarters.
“Also in volatile times, we are well positioned to further drive our organic growth. In line with our corporate strategy, we continue to focus on innovation and digitalization. In addition, we are intensifying the ongoing expansion of our activities, particularly in the area of renovation and refurbishment, and expanding our product portfolio with innovative system solutions. Furthermore, we are continuing our investment program to convert to sustainable energy sources.”
Given that 2021 was the most successful year in the history of Wienerberger, the Managing Board of Wienerberger AG proposed to increase the dividend by 25% compared to the previous year. Within the framework of its balanced, long-term dividend policy, Wienerberger therefore proposed a dividend of € 0.75% per share. The Annual General Meeting adopted the Managing Board’s proposal and set Monday, May 9, 2022, as the dividend payment day. The actions of the Supervisory Board and the Managing Board were approved for the 2021 business year, and Deloitte Audit Wirtschaftsprüfungs GmbH, Vienna, was appointed statutory auditor and Group auditor for the current business year 2022. The Annual General Meeting also approved the 2021 Remuneration Report.
In the interests of proactive succession planning and after thorough consideration, the Supervisory Board recommended that the number of Supervisory Board members be increased, for the time being, from currently seven to nine. The proposal was adopted by the AGM. Thomas Birtel and Marc Grynberg were newly elected to the Supervisory Board. Peter Steiner, the current Chairman of the Supervisory Board, was re-elected in his position as chairman by of the 153rd Annual General Meeting.
“We welcome Thomas Birtel and Marc Grynberg on the Supervisory Board as two successful and experienced managers with extensive industry know-how, who will contribute toward the continuation of our successful growth through digitalization and innovative system solutions. In addition to their professional expertise, they also have a profound knowledge of the Wienerberger Group’s relevant core markets. As internationally successful CEOs, Thomas Birtel and Marc Grynberg contribute valuable experience that will support us in further advancing our innovative growth strategy in all business areas.”