Hamburg - Evotec SE (Frankfurt Stock Exchange: EVT, MDAX/TecDAX, ISIN: DE0005664809) today announced that its shareholders approved all proposals the Company's Management put to vote at the Company's Annual General Meeting 2019 with very strong supporting majorities.
The Management Board presented the Company's progress in the year 2018 and provided the shareholders with an update and outlook regarding future developments of the Company in their presentation 'ExcellenceSQUARED'.
The strategy and its execution by the members of the Management Board and the Supervisory Board for the fiscal year 2018 were supported and approved. Furthermore, a new Supervisory Board was elected by the Annual General Meeting. The term of the new Supervisory Board ends with the close of the Annual General Meeting charged with approving the actions of the members of the Supervisory Board in the 2023 fiscal year. Dr Mario Polywka, Consultant and former Evotec COO, and Mr Roland Sackers, Chief Financial Officer and Managing Director of QIAGEN N.V. joined the Supervisory Board as new members. Four former members of the Supervisory Board, Prof. Dr Wolfgang Plischke, Prof. Dr Iris Low-Friedrich, Dr Michael Shalmi, and Dr Elaine Sullivan were re-elected as members of the new Supervisory Board of Evotec. In a subsequent meeting of the Supervisory Board, Prof. Dr Wolfgang Plischke was elected as Chairman of the Supervisory Board and Prof. Dr Iris Low-Friedrich was elected as his Vice Chairperson.
'I'd like to express my sincere gratitude to the parting members of the Supervisory Board, Bernd Hirsch and Dr Claus Braestrup, also on behalf of my colleagues in the Management Board, for their constructive and successful collaboration over the last years', said Dr Werner Lanthaler, Chief Executive Officer of Evotec. 'At the same time, I'd like to thank the remaining members of the Supervisory Board for their continued commitment and warmly welcome Dr Mario Polywka and Mr Roland Sackers to the Supervisory Board of Evotec SE.'
The Annual General Meeting 2019 also approved a resolution regarding the increase of the compensation of Supervisory Board members from fiscal year 2019 onwards and voted in favour of the creation of a new contingent capital to issue bearer or registered convertible bonds and/or warrant-linked bonds, participation rights and/or income bonds (or combinations of those instruments). In addition, the Annual General Meeting approved the slight amendments to the system regulating the remuneration of the members of the Management Board.
The Annual General Meeting also approved the appointment of Ernst & Young GmbH Wirtschaftsprufungsgesellschaft, Hamburg, as the auditor for fiscal year 2019. At the ordinary Annual General Meeting 2019 of Evotec SE, 59.42% of the voting capital was present.
FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS
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