Schindler Holding Ltd.: Dividend and changes in the Board of Directors
Schindler Holding Ltd. closed the financial year 2012 with a net profit of CHF 551 million (previous year: CHF 671 million). The payment of a dividend of CHF 2.20 per registered share and per participation certificate will be proposed to the forthcoming General Meeting on March 26, 2013.
The Board of Directors proposes that the General Meeting of March 26, 2013, elects Prof. Dr. Monika Bütler, Mr. Anthony Nightingale and Mrs. Carole Vischer as new members of the Board of Directors.
Prof. Dr. Monika Bütler, Zurich, born in 1961, has worked since 2008 as director of the Institute for Empirical Economic Research of the University of St. Gallen and since 2009 also as Dean of the School of Economics and Political Science. Furthermore she has been Full Professor of Economics and Public Policy since 2004. Since 2010 she has been a member of the Bank Council of the Swiss National Bank. Mrs. Bütler graduated in Mathematics with a major in Physics at the University of Zurich. After gaining practical experience she obtained a PhD in Economics of the University of St. Gallen.
Anthony Nightingale, Hong Kong, born in 1947, is a British citizen. In 1969 he joined the Jardine Matheson Group. From 2006 to March 2012 he was its Managing Director (CEO). Currently Mr. Nightingale has several directorships: with Jardine Matheson Holdings, Jardine Cycle & Carriage, Jardine Strategic, Dairy Farm International, Hongkong Land und Mandarin Oriental International. In Hong Kong, Mr. Nightingale holds further offices and functions, e.g. as Chairman of the Hong Kong-APEC Trade Policy Study Group. He is a past Chairman of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce.
Carole Vischer, Hergiswil, born in 1971, graduated from the University of Basel with a Master of Law (lic. iur.) in 1996. Since 2002 she has managed the charitable foundation Dr. Robert und Lina Thyll-Dürr, Stansstad, currently as its President. Since 2010, Mrs. Vischer has been a member of the Board of directors of Schindler Elevators Ltd., Ebikon. Mrs. Vischer is a member of the 5th generation of the family Schindler-Bonnard.
The constitution of the Board of Directors also involves a further change. In future, Prof. Dr. Athanas will be contributing his extensive expertise and experience to our company not as a Board member but as Senior Executive Vice President Corporate Development. This is in line with his personal wishes, and enables us to continue our collaboration with him at the highest level. Prof. Dr. Athanas will continue to report directly to the Chairman of the Board of Directors.