Hannover, 7 May 2018: The Annual General Meeting of Hannover Re today approved all proposed resolutions put to the vote by appropriate majorities.
In his address to the meeting Chief Executive Officer Ulrich Wallin took the opportunity to look back once more on the 2017 financial year, which Hannover Re – despite exceptionally heavy loss expenditure – closed with highly satisfactory Group net income of EUR 958.6 million.
The Annual General Meeting approved the proposal of the Executive Board and Supervisory Board to pay a dividend of EUR 5.00 per share for the 2017 financial year: as was already the case in the 2016 financial year, the payout is composed of a regular dividend amounting to EUR 3.50 per share and a special dividend of EUR 1.50 per share. The special dividend is to be seen as a capital management measure in light of the fact that Hannover Re's capitalisation continues to exceed its capital requirements. The company is thus again distributing more than EUR 600 million to its shareholders.
The next Annual General Meeting of Hannover Re is scheduled for 8 May 2019 in Hannover.