“Siemens has become even more
digital, even more sustainable and even more competitive,” said Werner Brandt, Second
Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Siemens AG and chair of this years’
Annual Shareholders’ Meeting. “Today’s Siemens is better positioned
than ever to play a vital role in driving its customers’ transformations in
digitalization and sustainability,” added Brandt.
Werner Brandt chaired this year’s
Annual Shareholders’ Meeting because Jim Hagemann Snabe, who is the Supervisory
Board Chairman and was originally designated to chair the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting, could not
participate due to a leg injury.
was our third record-setting year in a row. We were more profitable than ever
before. We had promised a progressive dividend policy, and we’re keeping our
word by increasing the dividend by a good 10 percent,” said Roland Busch, President
and CEO of Siemens AG. “Our strategy is paying off: We combine the real and the
digital worlds. With artificial intelligence, we can now do that even better.
Siemens has a diversified setup: That makes us robust and resilient, and it
boosts our growth.”
With a large majority of 99.76 percent, the shareholders followed the Supervisory
Board proposal – based on the recommendation of its Audit Committee – that PricewaterhouseCoopers
GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft be appointed as independent auditors of
the Annual Financial Statements of Siemens AG and the Consolidated Financial
Statements of the Siemens Group for fiscal 2024 and as auditor for the audit review
of the Condensed Financial Statements and the Interim Management Report for the
Siemens Group for the first half of fiscal 2024. In addition, among other
things, the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting approved the compensation system for
the Managing Board members. A resolution on such approval was on the agenda
because periodic approval after four years was due and because the Supervisory
Board had decided to amend the compensation system, effective October 1, 2023.
general debate at the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting, shareholders had the
opportunity to join the meeting live per video to make statements or ask
questions. They did not have to submit their questions in advance. In addition,
the main focal points of the speeches by the Second Deputy Chairman of the
Supervisory Board and by the President and CEO were published on the internet
in advance on January 31, 2024.