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Ulm, 14.05.2019 - Annual General Meeting of Uzin Utz AG

Dividend of EUR 1.30 per share approved

  • Ratification of the acts of the members of the Management Board and
    Supervisory Board
  • Expansion of the Supervisory Board to 6 members
  • First quarter of 2019 with significant increase in sales and earnings
  • Complete supplier of flooring systems sees itself well positioned for the
    future

Ulm, May 14, 2019 – The shareholders of Uzin Utz AG approved the actions of the members of the Management Board and the Supervisory Board for the 2018 finan-cial year at today's Annual General Meeting of the company. A further item on the agenda was the vote on the dividend. The shareholders voted by a large majority in favour of the dividend proposal of the Management Board and the Supervisory Board. Thus, Uzin Utz AG distributes a total of about EUR 6.5 million or EUR 1.30 per share for the 2018 financial year.

 

In addition, the Annual General Meeting approved the expansion of the Supervisory Board from four to six members. Amelie Klußmann, diplomat in the service of the Feder-al Foreign Office and daughter of the Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Dr. H. Werner Utz, and Timm Wiegmann, Chairman of the Management Board of Alberdingk Boley GmbH, were elected as new members of the Supervisory Board by the General Meeting.
Despite a demanding 2018 financial year, Heinz Leibundgut, Chief Financial Officer of Uzin Utz AG, was optimistic about the future: "We closed 2018 with another turnover rec-ord. Our good positioning in the market and our successful foreign strategy have contrib-uted to this. At the same time, we made important decisions in the past fiscal year and took numerous measures to catch up with the dynamics on the sales side in terms of earnings as well," Leibundgut summarised last year's work to the shareholders at the An-nual General Meeting in Ulm.


In order to further expand its market and innovation leadership in the long term, Uzin Utz will in future focus on the two central themes of sustainability and digitization. For the cur-rent fiscal year, the company has therefore once again increased its investment volume to about EUR 24 million compared to 2018.
At the same time, the Management Board was able to present the first results of the measures taken in 2018 to the shareholders at the Annual General Meeting.
Uzin Utz AG closed the first quarter of the current financial year with a significant in-crease in sales and earnings. In the first three months of 2019, consolidated sales rose by 10.5 % to EUR 91.5 million. The result from ordinary activities even increased from EUR 5.1 million to EUR 7.4 million, which corresponds to an increase of more than 45 %. "It is beginning to emerge that our stringent cost management and our measures on the raw materials and sales side were correct and that this is reflected in our earnings develop-ment. Together with our future-oriented topics and our high investment volume, we have created the prerequisites for being sustainably profitable in the future, even in an un-changed difficult market environment," concludes Philipp Utz.