MAX Automation SE receives broad backing from shareholders for structural transformation into an integrated industrial group
- New five-member Supervisory Board elected with a large majority
- AGM resolves on authorized capital in the amount of 4,418,912 shares (corresponds to 15 % of the share capital)
Dusseldorf, 20 May 2019 - The shareholders of MAX Automation SE (ISIN DE000A2DA58), listed in the Prime Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, have given the company broad backing for the structural reorganization and the initiated realignment of the MAX-group. At the Annual General Meeting of MAX Automation SE on 17 May in Dusseldorf, all recommendations of the Supervisory Board were passed with large majorities.
At the beginning, Andreas Krause, member of the newly created Management Board, CFO and member of the Supervisory Board, had reported on the developments in the past financial year and then informed the shareholders present about the structural reorganization that had been initiated and its objectives. The focus was on comments on the three business areas Process Technologies, Environmental Technologies and Evolving Technologies as well as on the new Management Board and the strategic priorities of the Group.
With the new structure, MAX Automation SE is adapting its strategy to the challenges of digitization and globalization. The aim is to move from the previous status af a financial holding company to MAX Automation SE as an integrated industrial group with a clear profile and a highly selective business model. "We will consistently continue to pursue the path we have taken," said Andreas Krause.
After the general debate, in which the results of the past fiscal year were discussed in detail, the election of the entire Supervisory Board was on the agenda. On February 8, 2018, the conversion of MAX Automation from the previously valid company form AG into a European stock corporation (SE) was entered in the commercial register. This automatically ended the term of office of the first Supervisory Board with the Annual General Meeting 2019.
The new Supervisory Board consists five members: Dr. Christian Diekmann (Managing Director and CFO of Zertus GmbH), Dr. Ralf Guckert (CDO of Günther Holding SE), Oliver Jaster (Supervisory Board of ZEAL Network SE and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Günther Holding SE), Dr. Jens Kruse (Chief Representative of Privatbank M.M. Warburg & Co KGaA) as well as Andreas Krause. All five members were elected to the Supervisory Board by the shareholders in individual votes with a large majority.
Before, the Annual General Meeting had approved the actions of both the Supervisory Board of the Company for the period from 1 January 2018 to 7 February 2018 and the succeeding Supervisory Board for the period from 8 February 2018 to 31 December 2018 by broad majorities.
Among the items on the agenda was the creation of a new Authorized Capital in the amount of 15 % of the current share capital, which replaces and supplements the existing and unused Authorized Capital. This resolution was also supported by a large majority of the shareholders. At the time of voting, 53.76 % of the Company's share capital was present.
The voting results are available at www.maxautomation.com/en/investor-relations/annual-general-meeting/.?
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About MAX Automation SE
MAX Automation SE (ISIN DE000A2DA58), based in Dusseldorf, Germany, is an internationally active industrial group for high-tech automation solutions. The Group's operating business is divided into three divisions: in its Process Technologies division, the Group's comprehensive technological know-how makes it an innovation leader in the development and manufacture of proprietary solutions (e.g. dosing, impregnation), particularly for the automotive and electronics industries. MAX Automation's Environmental Technologies division develops and installs technologically complex plants for the recycling, energy and raw materials industries. In its Evolving Technologies division, MAX Automation develops high-quality assembly and system solutions for the medical technology and automotive industries as well as for robotics and augmented automation.
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