Overgrote meerderheid aandeelhouders voor afsplitsing Daimler Truck en naamswijziging Daimler AG

  • Buitengewone Algemene Vergadering stemt voor historische heroriëntatie
  • Eerste beursnotering van Daimler Truck Holding AG gepland tegen eind 2021
  • Naamswijziging van Daimler AG in Mercedes-Benz Group AG per 1 februari 2022
  • Deelname: 56,45% van het aandelenkapitaal was vertegenwoordigd

Tijdens de virtuele Buitengewone Algemene Vergadering van Daimler AG (beursafkorting DAI) op 1 oktober 2021 hebben de aandeelhouders met een overgrote meerderheid gekozen voor een historische heroriëntatie van de onderneming. De afsplitsing van de truck- en busactiviteiten en de daarmee samenhangende beursnotering van Daimler Truck Holding AG als onafhankelijke onderneming aan de Frankfurt Stock Exchange werden goedgekeurd met 99,90% van het vertegenwoordigd aandelenkapitaal vóór de resolutie.

Bovendien stemden de aandeelhouders met opnieuw een overweldigende meerderheid van 99,89% van de stemmen voor de naamswijziging van Daimler AG in Mercedes-Benz Group AG per 1 februari 2022. De nieuwe naam onderstreept de toekomstige focus op personen- en bestelwagens van Mercedes-Benz, Mercedes-AMG, Mercedes-Maybach en Mercedes-EQ. De twee maatregelen moeten nu worden ingeschreven in het Handelsregister. Beide ondernemingen kunnen dan een beslissende meerwaarde creëren voor de aandeelhouders.

Twee huidige leden van de raad van commissarissen van Daimler AG, Marie Wieck en Joe Kaeser, zullen hun huidige functies neerleggen en de raad van commissarissen van Daimler Truck Holding AG gaan versterken. Als hun opvolgers binnen de raad van commissarissen van Daimler AG kozen de aandeelhouders voor Helene Svahn – met een meerderheid van 99,34% - en Olaf Koch, die een meerderheid van 98,60% van de stemmen kreeg. Zo’n 3.000 kijkers volgden de virtuele Buitengewone Algemene Vergadering via het internet. In totaal was 56,45% van het aandelenkapitaal vertegenwoordigd.

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Daimler AG is one of the world's most successful automotive companies. With its Mercedes-Benz Cars & Vans, Daimler Trucks & Buses and Daimler Mobility divisions, the Group is one of the leading global suppliers of premium and luxury cars and one of the world's largest manufacturers of commercial vehicles. Daimler Mobility offers financing, leasing, fleet management, investments and insurance brokerage, as well as innovative mobility services. The company founders, Gottlieb Daimler and Carl Benz, made history by inventing the automobile in 1886. As a pioneer of automotive engineering, Daimler sees shaping the future of mobility in a safe and sustainable way as both a motivation and obligation. The company's focus therefore remains on innovative and green technologies as well as on safe and superior vehicles that both captivate and inspire. Daimler continues to invest systematically in the development of efficient powertrains – from high-tech combustion engines and hybrid vehicles to all-electric powertrains with battery or fuel cell – with the goal of making locally emission-free driving possible in the long term. The company's efforts are also focused on the intelligent connectivity of its vehicles, autonomous driving and new mobility concepts as Daimler regards it as its aspiration and obligation to live up to its responsibility to society and the environment. Daimler sells its vehicles and services in nearly every country of the world and has production facilities in Europe, North and South America, Asia and Africa. In addition to Mercedes-Benz, the world's most valuable luxury automotive brand (source: Interbrand study, 20 Oct. 2020), and Mercedes-AMG, Mercedes-Maybach, Mercedes-EQ and Mercedes me, its brand portfolio also includes commercial vehicle brands Mercedes-Benz Trucks, Freightliner, Western Star, BharatBenz, FUSO, Setra and Thomas Built Buses as well as the brands of Daimler Mobility: Mercedes-Benz Bank, Mercedes-Benz Financial Services, Daimler Truck Financial and Athlon. The company is listed on the Frankfurt and Stuttgart stock exchanges (ticker symbol DAI). In 2020, the Group had a workforce of around 288,500 and sold 2.8 million vehicles. Group revenues amounted to €154.3 billion and Group EBIT to €6.6 billion.