The 31st Annual General Meeting of VIENNA INSURANCE GROUP AG Wiener Versicherung Gruppe was held virtually on 20 May 2022. It was streamed online entirely in German, English and Czech starting at 11.00 am (CEST).
A dividend of EUR 1.25 per share proposed by the Vienna Insurance Group Managing Board and Supervisory Board was approved by the Annual General Meeting. This corresponds to a dividend payout ratio of 42.6% of the profit after taxes and non-controlling interests. The dividend yield is 5%.
The ex-dividend day is 23 May 2022, the record date is 24 May 2022 and the dividend payment day is 25 May 2022.
CEO Elisabeth Stadler presented an overview of the successful 2021 financial year to the Annual General Meeting with key figures significantly above expectations, which demonstrate the strong operational resilience of VIG Group in the second year of the global pandemic. In addition, these results were buoyed by the activities of the current “VIG 25” strategy programme, which Elisabeth Stadler also reported on in her introductory statement. A video of the presentation is available on the Vienna Insurance Group website at vig.com/annual-general-meeting The Managing Board then answered questions from the shareholders.
András Kozma: New member of the Supervisory Board
Following his business administration studies in Budapest and Vienna, András Kozma, 53, worked in various roles in the financial services sector (including HypoVereinsbank Hungary, now UniCredit Bank, as a department head; Euler Hermes Hitelbiztosító Hungary, now Allianz Trade, as a Board member; and Commerzbank Hungary as Chairman of the Managing Board). András Kozma has also been a member of the Managing Board of the GermanHungarian Chamber of Industry and Commerce since 2008 and, among other responsibilities, is a member of the Supervisory Board of the Hungarian Credit Management Association. Since 2015, he has owned and led various private companies in the financial advisory sector.
Mr András Kozma has been appointed to the Vienna Insurance Group Supervisory Board until the end of the Annual General Meeting in 2024.
As Mr Georg Riedl stepped down from his position in the Supervisory Board as of the end of this year’s Annual General Meeting, the Supervisory Board will continue to consist of twelve members elected by the Annual General Meeting.
The resolutions of the Annual General Meeting were passed by a substantial majority. Further information is available online at vig.com/annual-general-meeting.