General Meeting of Shareholders of the Liechtensteinische Landesbank: All
proposals adopted Vaduz, Schaan, 9 May 2014. At the 22nd Ordinary General
Meeting of Shareholders of the Liechtensteinische Landesbank AG (LLB), the
1'370 shareholders in attendance adopted all the proposals of the Board of
Directors. Prof. Dr. Gabriela Nagel-Jungo and Urs Leinhäuser were elected as
new Members of the Board of Directors. The payout of a dividend of CHF 1.50
per bearer share was approved.
The shareholders approved the 2013 Annual Report, discharged the Board of
Directors and external auditor from liability for the 2013 business year, and
chose the company PricewaterhouseCoopers AG, St. Gallen, for another term of
one year as the external auditor.
New elections to the Board of Directors
The General Meeting of Shareholders elected Prof. Dr. Gabriela Nagel-Jungo and
Urs Leinhäuser for a term of three years as new Members of the Board of
Directors. Gabriela Nagel-Jungo is a professor and docent at the Zurich
University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW), Director of the Center for Accounting &
Controlling, and Deputy Head of the Department of Banking, Finance, Insurance.
She has extensive knowledge in finance and the upcoming challenges relating to
the structural change in the banking industry. Urs Leinhäuser is a Business
Economist HWV with many years of practical experience as the CFO of several
industrial companies listed on the stock exchange. He is a specialist in the
fields of finance, controlling, risk management, and IFRS. Thanks to his work
in the field of corporate finance, Urs Leinhäuser is familiar with the topics
of the financial services industry. He knows the geographical region of
Liechtenstein through his work as a Member of the Group Executive Board of
Autoneum Holding AG, Winterthur.
The new Members of the Board of Director replace Peter Fanconi and Ingrid
Hassler-Gerner. Peter Fanconi resigned from the Board of Directors on 15
November 2013. The government of the canton of Graubünden appointed him as
Chairman of the Bank Council of the Graubündner Kantonalbank. Also, the term
of Ingrid Hassler-Gerner ended on 9 May 2014. Due to term limits, she was no
longer eligible for re-election to the Board of Directors after nine years of
service. Dr. Hans-Werner Gassner, Chairman of the Board of Directors, praised
Ingrid Hassler-Gerner for her great dedication, which was always distinguished
by practice-oriented, entrepreneurial thinking and action.
Stable dividend in 2013
The General Meeting of Shareholders approved the proposed allocation of the
2013 retained earnings. Looking at the improved operational performance in the
2013 business year and the comfortable capital resources with a Tier 1 ratio
of 18.8%, the Board of Directors proposed an unchanged dividend of CHF 1.50
per LLB share to the General Meeting of Shareholders. In terms of the share
price at the end of the year of CHF 37.00, this corresponds to a dividend
yield of 4.1%. The dividend will be paid out on 16 May 2014.
Laying the groundwork for the future
"In 2013, the main task of the LLB Group was to implement the Focus2015
strategy," said Dr. Hans-Werner Gassner, Chairman of the Board of Directors.
"The strategic initiatives progressed as planned and had the desired impact.
Improvement of our operational performance continued. At the same time,
special factors relating to restructuring of the LLB Group and the US tax
issue had an adverse impact on the group results."
"Last year, we tightened the focus of the LLB Group considerably," CEO Roland
Matt said, summarizing the good starting position for the future. "Through
targeted investments and outstanding investment performance, we created added
value for our clients. Thanks to our dedicated teams of employees, we achieved
significant progress in just a short time. We are on course, and in 2014 we
will continue to invest in the sustainable, successful future of the LLB
*Tuesday, 13 May 2014, Ex-dividend date
*Friday, 16 May 2014, Dividend payout date
*Thursday, 28 August 2014, Semi-Annual Financial Statement 2014
*Tuesday, 10 March 2015, 2014 Annual Results
*Friday, 8 May 2015, 23rd Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders
The Liechtensteinische Landesbank AG (LLB) is the longest established
financial institute in the Principality of Liechtenstein. The Principality of
Liechtenstein holds the majority of the company's share capital. The LLB's
shares are listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (symbol: LLB). The LLB Group
offers its clients comprehensive wealth management services, as a universal
bank, in private banking, asset management and fund services. With 925
employees, the LLB is represented in Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Austria, and
in the United Arab Emirates (Abu Dhabi and Dubai). As per 31 December 2013,
the LLB Group managed client assets totalling CHF 49.1 billion.
General Meeting of Shareholders of the Liechtensteinische Landesbank
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