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Annual Shareholders' Meeting of Daimler AG approves dividend of €2.20 per share



  Annual Shareholders' Meeting of Daimler AG approves dividend of €2.20 per
                                    share

PR Newswire

BERLIN, April 10, 2013

BERLIN, April 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- At the Annual Shareholders' Meeting of
Daimler AG in Berlin on Wednesday, the shareholders approved the distribution
of a dividend for the year 2012 of €2.20 per share (prior year: €2.20). The
total dividend payout amounts to €2,349 million.

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The Annual Shareholders' Meeting also reelected Ms. Sari Baldauf and Dr.
Juergen Hambrecht as members of the Supervisory Board representing the
shareholders for a further five years. Furthermore, the Annual Shareholders'
Meeting elected Ms. Andrea Jung for the first time as a member of the
Supervisory Board for five years.

The members of the Supervisory Board representing the employees were elected
in March and their period of office begins with the end of the 2013 Annual
Shareholders' Meeting. The members reelected are Erich Klemm, Michael Brecht,
Juergen Langer and Joerg Spies. Elke Toenjes-Werner and Wolfgang Nieke were
elected for the first time as members representing the employees. The members
of the Supervisory Board representing the trade unions are Joerg Hofmann (as
before) and Sabine Maassen (a new member). Valter Sanches continues to be a
member of the Supervisory Board of Daimler AG on the employee side as a trade
union member from outside Germany. Dr. Frank Weber was elected to the
Supervisory Board for the first time and represents the senior management for
the next five-year period. The newly elected members Elke Toenjes-Werner and
Sabine Maassen are the first female members of the Supervisory Board
representing the employees. Elections for the Supervisory Board members of the
employee side are held every five years.

The actions of the members of the Board of Management were ratified by 98.62%
of the votes cast and the actions of the members of the Supervisory Board were
ratified by 98.60% of the votes cast.

The Annual Shareholders' Meeting was held at the Berlin Trade Fair Center
(Berliner Messe) and was attended by approximately 5,000 shareholders and
shareholder representatives (prior year: 5,700). 28.63% of the share capital
was represented.

The dividend will be paid out on April 11, 2013 to all shareholders who held
Daimler shares on April 10, 2013.

Further information from Daimler is available at:
www.media.daimler.com and www.daimler.com

This document contains forward-looking statements that reflect our current
views about future events. The words "anticipate," "assume," "believe,"
"estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," "plan," "project," "should" and similar
expressions are used to identify forward-looking statements. These statements
are subject to many risks and uncertainties, including an adverse development
of global economic conditions, in particular a decline of demand in our most
important markets; a worsening of the sovereign-debt crisis in the euro zone;
a deterioration of our funding possibilities on the credit and financial
markets; events of force majeure including natural disasters, acts of
terrorism, political unrest, industrial accidents and their effects on our
sales, purchasing, production or financial services activities; changes in
currency exchange rates; a shift in consumer preference towards smaller, lower
margin vehicles; or a possible lack of acceptance of our products or services
which limits our ability to achieve prices as well as to adequately utilize
our production capacities; price increases in fuel or raw materials;
disruption of production due to shortages of materials, labor strikes, or
supplier insolvencies; a decline in resale prices of used vehicles; the
effective implementation of cost-reduction and efficiency-optimization
measures; the business outlook of companies in which we hold a significant
equity interest; the successful implementation of strategic cooperations and
joint ventures; changes in laws, regulations and government policies,
particularly those relating to vehicle emissions, fuel economy and safety; the
resolution of pending governmental investigations and the conclusion of
pending or threatened future legal proceedings; and other risks and
uncertainties, some of which we describe under the heading "Risk Report" in
Daimler's most recent Annual Report. If any of these risks and uncertainties
materialize, or if the assumptions underlying any of our forward-looking
statements prove incorrect, then our actual results may be materially
different from those we express or imply by such statements. We do not intend
or assume any obligation to update these forward looking statements. Any
forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which it is made.

About Daimler
Daimler AG is one of the world's most successful automotive companies. With
its divisions Mercedes-Benz Cars, Daimler Trucks, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Daimler
Buses and Daimler Financial Services, the Daimler Group is one of the biggest
producers of premium cars and the world's biggest manufacturer of commercial
vehicles with a global reach. Daimler Financial Services provides financing,
leasing, fleet management, insurance and innovative mobility services. The
company's founders, Gottlieb Daimler and Carl Benz, made history with the
invention of the automobile in the year 1886. As a pioneer of automotive
engineering, Daimler continues to shape the future of mobility today: The
Group's focus is on innovative and green technologies as well as on safe and
superior automobiles that appeal to and fascinate its customers. For many
years now, Daimler has been investing continually in the development of
alternative drive systems with the goal of making emission-free driving
possible in the long term. So in addition to vehicles with hybrid drive,
Daimler now has the broadest range of locally emission-free electric vehicles
powered by batteries and fuel cells. This is just one example of how Daimler
willingly accepts the challenge of meeting its responsibility towards society
and the environment. Daimler sells its vehicles and services in nearly all the
countries of the world and has production facilities on five continents. Its
current brand portfolio includes, in addition to the world's most valuable
premium automotive brand, Mercedes-Benz, the brands smart, Freightliner,
Western Star, BharatBenz, Fuso, Setra and Thomas Built Buses. The company is
listed on the stock exchanges of Frankfurt and Stuttgart (stock exchange
symbol DAI). In 2012, the Group sold 2.2 million vehicles and employed a
workforce of 275,000 people; revenue totaled €114.3 billion and EBIT amounted
to €8.6 billion.

SOURCE Daimler Corporate Communications

Website: http://www.daimler.com
Contact: Han Tjan, +1 212 909-9063; Florian Martens, +49 711 17-35014
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