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The annual report and the accounts were approved and the shareholders agreed to the release of the Board of Directors and the Management. The Nestlé Compensation Report was accepted in a separate advisory vote, in line with the Swiss Code of Best Practice for Corporate Governance. The shareholders further approved the proposed dividend increase to CHF 1.60 per share, an increase of 14.3 percent over last year, and agreed to the capital reduction. All proposals of the Board of Directors were approved with strong majorities.
Shareholders re-elected Messrs. Peter Brabeck-Letmathe, Steven G. Hoch and André Kudelski for further terms of three years. Mr Jean-René Fourtou, due to the age limit set out in the Board Regulations, was re-elected for a two-year term. The Annual General Meeting further elected Ms Titia de Lange and Mr Jean-Pierre Roth as new members of the Board, each for a three-year term.
The Agenda and Proposals discussed were the following:
Invitation to the Annual General Meeting (pdf, 92 Kb)
Convocation à l'Assemblée générale (pdf, 93 Kb)
Einladung zur Generalversammlung (pdf, 95 Kb)
Board of Directors
All biographies can be viewed in the Board of Directors section of the website.
Titia de LANGE
Steven G. HOCH
Corporate Governance Report 2009 including Compensation Report 2009 (pdf, 312 Kb)
Statement on deforestation and palm oil
English (pdf, 21 Kb)
French (pdf, 23 Kb)
German (pdf, 23 Kb)
For any queries regarding the Annual General Meeting please contact:
Share Transfer Office of Nestlé S.A.
P.O. Box 380
Phone: +41 41 785 2020
Fax: +41 41 785 2024
Detailed Voting Results
Annual General Meeting 2010 voting results. (pdf, 4 Kb)