The 29th annual general meeting of Bucher Industries AG was attended by 232 shareholders representing 67% of the share capital. They approved all proposals such as the annual report and the consolidated and company financial statements for 2012, acknowledged the compensation report, ratified the acts of the board of directors and group management and voted in favour of a dividend of CHF 5.00 per share. The registered share will be traded ex dividend from 15 April 2013; the dividend will be paid net of 35% withholding tax from 18 April 2013. Rolf Broglie and Anita Hauser were re-elected to the board for a three-year term.

For the 2013 period of office, Rolf Broglie will continue as chairman of the board and Anita Hauser as deputy chairman. Ernst Bärtschi, Michael Hauser and Heinrich Spoerry were confirmed as members of the audit committee, with Ernst Bärtschi remaining chairman. Claude Cornaz was newly appointed as a member of the human resources committee. The other members are Rolf Broglie (chairman) and Anita Hauser.

The next annual general meeting of Bucher Industries AG will take place on 10 April 2014.

Simply great machines

Bucher Industries is a global technology group with leading market positions in speciality areas of mechanical and vehicle engineering. The company's operations include specialised agricultural machinery, municipal vehicles, hydraulic components, manufacturing equipment for the glass container industry and for production of wine, fruit juice and instant products. The group's shares are traded on the SIX Swiss Exchange (SIX: BUCN).