BERLIN, April 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- At the Annual Shareholders' Meeting of Daimler AG in Berlin on Wednesday, the company's shareholders approved the payout of a dividend of euro 2.20 for the year 2011 (2010: euro 1.85). The total dividend distribution amounts about euro 2.3 billion.
The Annual Meeting elected Dr. Clemens Borsig as a member of the Supervisory Board of Daimler AG for an additional five years.
The actions of the members of the Board of Management were ratified with a majority of 99.59% and the actions of the members of the Supervisory Board were ratified with a majority of 99.31%.This year's Annual Meeting at the Berlin Messe exhibition center was attended by approximately 5,700 shareholders (2011: 5,100). 44.06 percent of the share capital was represented. The dividend will be paid out on April 5, 2012 to all shareholders who held Daimler shares on April 4, 2012. Further information from Daimler is available at: www.media.daimler.com and www.daimler.com This document contains forward-looking statements that reflect our current views about future events. The words "anticipate," "assume," "believe," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," "plan," "project," "should" and similar expressions are used to identify forward-looking statements. These statements are subject to many risks and uncertainties, including an adverse development of global economic conditions, in particular a decline of demand in our most important markets; a worsening of the public debt crisis in the eurozone; a deterioration of our funding possibilities on the credit and financial markets; events of force majeure including natural disasters, acts of terrorism, political unrest, industrial accidents and their effects on our sales, purchasing, production or financial services activities; changes in currency exchange rates; a shift in consumer preference towards smaller, lower margin vehicles; or a possible lack of acceptance of our products or services which limits our ability to achieve prices as well as to adequately utilize our production capacities; price increases in fuel or raw materials; disruption of production due to shortages of materials, labor strikes, or supplier insolvencies; a decline in resale prices of used vehicles; the effective implementation of cost-reduction and efficiency-optimization measures; the business outlook of companies in which we hold a significant equity interest, most notably EADS; the successful implementation of strategic cooperations and joint ventures; changes in laws, regulations and government policies, particularly those relating to vehicle emissions, fuel economy and safety; the resolution of pending governmental investigations and the conclusion of pending or threatened future legal proceedings; and other risks and uncertainties, some of which we describe under the heading "Risk Report" in Daimler's most recent Annual Report. If any of these risks and uncertainties materialize, or if the assumptions underlying any of our forward-looking statements prove incorrect, then our actual results may be materially different from those we express or imply by such statements. We do not intend or assume any obligation to update these forward-looking statements. Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which it is made.