Ordinary Annual General Meeting 2017: All resolutions approved

Zurich, April 26, 2017 – At the ordinary Annual General Meeting of Conzzeta AG on April 25, 2017, shareholders approved with great majority all proposals submitted by the Board of Directors. In aggregate, 83.4% of the votes have been represented.

Michael Willome, Group CEO Conzzeta, commented on the 2016 business results and the outlook for 2017. Alex Waser, CEO Bystronic, presented the new image movie of DNE Laser, Shenzhen, China, which was acquired in 2016.

After the presentations, shareholders approved the dividend increase by 10%, resulting in a dividend of CHF 11 per registered share A and CHF 2.20 per registered share B. The dividend will be paid on May 2, 2017.

Shareholders reelected the members of the Board of Directors, the members of the Human Resources Committee and confirmed Ernst Bärtschi as President of the Board of Directors.

The AGM also approved the Compensation Report 2016 as well as the compensation of the Board of Directors up until the ordinary AGM 2018 and the compensation of the Group Executive Committee for the business year 2018.

The next ordinary AGM of Conzzeta AG is scheduled for April 24, 2018, in Zurich.

The following documents are available on the website of Conzzeta:

  • Invitation, including AGM agenda
  • Presentation Michael Willome, Group CEO
  • Presentation Alex Waser, CEO Bystronic
  • Image movie DNE Laser
  • Minutes (as soon as available)

For further information please contact:
Michael Stäheli, Head Investor Relations & Corporate Communications
Phone +41 44 468 24 84

About Conzzeta
Conzzeta is a broadly diversivied Swiss group of companies. It stands for innovation, reliability and a long-term perspective. Conzzeta strives for leading positions in its target markets, above-average growth and long-term value creation. More than 4700 employees at over 60 locations worldwide aim to be "best choice" for customers, offering innovative solutions in Sheet Metal Processing, Sporting Goods, Foam Materials, Graphic Coatings and Glass Processing. Conzzeta AG is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (SIX:CON).


Annual results 2017: Surge in revenue and improved profitability – strengthened position in growth markets

Zurich, March 20, 2018 – The Conzzeta Group achieved revenue growth of 22.5% to CHF 1,482.8 million in 2017. The operating result (EBIT) increased by 46.0% to CHF 123.2 million. This includes a one-time gain of CHF 8.8 million from the sale of the 51% stake in the US joint venture in the FoamPartner business unit on July 1, 2017. Adjusted for this special effect, the return on net operating assets (RONOA) was 19.5% compared with 15.6% in the previous year.


Acquisition in the Sheet Metal Processing segment

Zurich, March 20, 2018 – Conzzeta has reported signing an agreement for the complete acquisition of the Italian technology company TTM Laser S.p.A., based in Cazzago San Martino, Brescia. TTM Laser has been operating since 2001; in 2017, its around 40 employees generated revenue of approximately EUR 14 million. The transaction is planned to be concluded in the coming weeks.


Acquisition in the Specialty Chemicals segment

Zurich, March 14, 2018. – Conzzeta has reported signing an agreement for the complete acquisition of ISAtec GmbH, a company based in Wohlenschwil, Switzerland. The transaction is planned to be concluded in the coming weeks. ISAtec is an expert in the development and production of silver and gold coatings.