Marcus A. Wassenberg, CFO, Rainer Hundsdörfer, CEO, and Dr. Martin Sonnenschein, Supervisory Board Chairman, at the virtual Annual General Meeting for fiscal 2020/2021 at the Wiesloch/Walldorf site. (from left to right)
Rainer Hundsdörfer, CEO, speaks to shareholders and shareholder representatives at this year's virtual Annual General Meeting via livestream.
Marcus A. Wassenberg, CFO, at this year's virtual Annual General Meeting.
Dr. Fritz Oesterle was elected as a new member of the Supervisory Board.
Around 27 percent of Heidelberg's share capital was represented at the virtual Annual General Meeting of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) for financial year 2020/2021.
The Management Board explained the Company's strategy, the balance sheet figures for the past financial year (April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021), and future prospects to shareholders in a live broadcast via the Internet. Heidelberg is confident of returning to a profitable growth course in the new financial year 2021/22 (April 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022) in view of an improving order situation and increasingly positive effects from the extensive transformation of the Group. This positive trend was also confirmed at the start of the current fiscal year in the first quarter. The company sees clear potential for sustainable growth and value increases in the future, particularly in packaging printing, digital business models, in China, and with new technology applications. For example, the Company more than doubled sales in the e-mobility sector to over € 20 million with the Heidelberg Wallbox and is continuing to massively expand capacity, driven by a dynamic development in demand.
The Company's shareholders had to vote on six of the seven items on the agenda at the Annual General Meeting, including the election of Dr. Fritz Oesterle as a shareholder representative on the Supervisory Board. In the resolution on the election to the Supervisory Board, a clear majority of those entitled to vote agreed with the candidate proposed by the management. With his skills and experience, Dr. Oesterle will actively accompany the company on its path to a successful future. The term of office of Supervisory Board member Ms. Karen Heumann, who was elected by the Annual General Meeting, ended at the end of the Annual General Meeting in 2021. In addition, the shareholders passed five further resolutions.
Image 1: Marcus A. Wassenberg, CFO, Rainer Hundsdörfer, CEO, and Dr. Martin Sonnenschein, Supervisory Board Chairman, at the virtual Annual General Meeting for fiscal 2020/2021 at the Wiesloch/Walldorf site. (from left to right)
Image 2: Rainer Hundsdörfer, CEO, speaks to shareholders and shareholder representatives at this year's virtual Annual General Meeting via livestream.
Image 3: Marcus A. Wassenberg, CFO, at this year's virtual Annual General Meeting.
Image 4: Dr. Fritz Oesterle was elected as a new member of the Supervisory Board.
Note to the editors:
A recording of the speech and the presentation of the Management Board on the 2021 Annual General Meeting is available on the Internet at www.heidelberg.com.
The annual report and agenda of the Annual General Meeting are also available at www.heidelberg.com.
Heidelberg IR now on Twitter:
Link to the IR Twitter channel: https://twitter.com/Heidelberg_IR
On Twitter under the name: @Heidelberg_IR
Publication of the financial figures for the first quarter of 2021/2022 is scheduled for August 4, 2021.
This press release contains forward-looking statements based on assumptions and estimations by the Management Board of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen Aktiengesellschaft. Even though the Management Board is of the opinion that those assumptions and estimations are realistic, the actual future development and results may deviate substantially from these forward-looking statements due to various factors, such as changes in the macroeconomic situation, in the exchange rates, in the interest rates, and in the print media industry. Heidelberger Druckmaschinen Aktiengesellschaft gives no warranty and does not assume liability for any damages in case the future development and the projected results do not correspond with the forward-looking statements contained in this press release.
We look forward to your message. In order to be able to react quickly to your request, we need some information. *These fields are required.