Marcus A. Wassenberg, CFO, Rainer Hundsdörfer, CEO, and Dr. Martin Sonnenschein, Supervisory Board Chairman, at the virtual Annual General Meeting at the Wiesloch/Walldorf site. (from left to right)
Around 27 percent of Heidelberg's share capital was represented at the virtual Annual General Meeting of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) for financial year 2020/2021.
The Management Board explained the Company's strategy, the balance sheet figures for the past financial year (April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021), and future prospects to shareholders in a live broadcast via the Internet. Heidelberg is confident of returning to a profitable growth course in the new financial year 2021/22 (April 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022) in view of an improving order situation and increasingly positive effects from the extensive transformation of the Group. This positive trend was also confirmed at the start of the current fiscal year in the first quarter. The company sees clear potential for sustainable growth and value increases in the future, particularly in packaging printing, digital business models, in China, and with new technology applications. For example, the Company more than doubled sales in the e-mobility sector to over € 20 million with the Heidelberg Wallbox and is continuing to massively expand capacity, driven by a dynamic development in demand.
Annual General Meeting elects Dr. Fritz Oesterle to the Supervisory Board
The Company's shareholders had to vote on six of the seven items on the agenda at the Annual General Meeting, including the election of Dr. Fritz Oesterle as a shareholder representative on the Supervisory Board. In the resolution on the election to the Supervisory Board, a clear majority of those entitled to vote agreed with the candidate proposed by the management. With his skills and experience, Dr. Oesterle will actively accompany the company on its path to a successful future. The term of office of Supervisory Board member Ms. Karen Heumann, who was elected by the Annual General Meeting, ended at the end of the Annual General Meeting in 2021. In addition, the shareholders passed five further resolutions.