Zurich, 2 November 2020 – At today’s extraordinary General Meeting of Julius Baer Group Ltd. the shareholders passed the agenda item and proposal submitted by the Board of Directors.
The extraordinary General Meeting 2020 of Julius Baer Group Ltd. passed the following resolution:
The appropriation of the disposable profit, the dissolution of CHF 83.9 million out of ‘statutory capital reserve’ and of CHF 83.9 million out of ‘voluntary retained earnings reserve’ as well as the proposed second distribution in the total amount of CHF 0.75 per registered share were approved. This corresponds to a distribution of CHF 0.375 per registered share, which is not subject to the Swiss withholding tax and shall be paid free of expense from 6 November 2020, and a dividend of CHF 0.375 per registered share, which is subject to the Swiss withholding tax and shall also be paid from 6 November 2020.
At the request of the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA and in support of a joint effort in the face of the challenges of the COVID-19 crisis, the Board of Directors decided on 9 April 2020 to amend its original 2019 dividend proposal by splitting the distribution of CHF 1.50 per ordinary share into two equal distributions of CHF 0.75 per share. The first distribution of CHF 0.75 per share was made on 25 May 2020.
The result of the vote as well as the brief minutes will be published on the website on www.juliusbaer.com/egm by tomorrow.