ZEAL Presents Results of the Annual General Meeting 2023
Annual General Meeting approves all agenda items with a large majority
Hamburg (May 10, 2023) — ZEAL held its AGM in Hamburg physically again yesterday after three years of virtual events due to the pandemic.
With around 77 percent of the voting capital present – including postal votes cast – the resolutions proposed by the management on all agenda items were adopted by a large majority. Besides the usual items such as the discharge of the Executive Board and the Supervisory Board and the appointment of the auditor, the agenda also included a resolution on the appropriation of net retained profits for the fiscal year 2022. Due to the positive liquidity situation of the ZEAL Group, the Executive Board and Supervisory Board had proposed a total distribution of 78 million euros to yesterday’s Annual General Meeting. This corresponds to a basic dividend for the fiscal year 2022 of one euro per share and a special dividend of 2.60 euros per share. In 2021 this figure was 2.10 euros. The payment of the special dividend will serve to optimize the capital structure, as the Company’s current capitalization exceeds its capital requirements for the undiminished continuation of its growth strategy.
Positive result of the Annual General Meeting
In addition to the approval of the compensation report and the elections to the Supervisory Board, Kenneth Chan, Managing Director of Working Capital, was appointed to the Supervisory Board by a large majority.
“We are very happy that after three years of virtual AGMs we again had the opportunity to directly and personally interact with shareholder representatives and shareholders,” says Helmut Becker, CEO of ZEAL. “Furthermore, we are very satisfied with the outcome of our AGM and are pleased that all agenda items met with great approval.”
The complete voting results and all important documents relating to the Annual General Meeting are available here.
ZEAL Network SE is the leading German provider of lotteries on the internet. Through the portals LOTTO24 and Tipp24 of the subsidiary LOTTO24, the company brokers customers’ tickets to the state lottery companies and to charity lottery operators. The product range includes LOTTO 6aus49, Spiel 77, Super 6, Eurojackpot, GlücksSpirale, lottery clubs, Keno, the Deutsche Fernsehlotterie, Scratch Games, the Deutsche Traumhauslotterie and freiheit+. Founded in Germany in 1999, ZEAL started out as a German lottery broker under the name Tipp24. In 2005, the company went public on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (Prime Standard) as one of the most successful IPOs in Germany at the time. In 2019, ZEAL took over LOTTO24 AG.
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