Company Announcements

Results of Voting at the Annual Meeting of Mercedes-Benz Group AG on April 29, 2022

  • New Supervisory Board members: Dame Polly Courtice and Marco Gobbetti
  • Executive Board and Supervisory Board were relieved of responsibility
  • Dividend: shareholders approve €5.00 per share (Previous year: €1.35)
  • Representation: 64.56% of the share capital

STUTTGART, Germany--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 29, 2022-- Mercedes-Benz Group AG:

Voting Results  
   
Item 2 Appropriation of distributable profit - accepted

 

 

689,804,129

Casted valid votes (= 64.48 % of the share capital)

 

 

689,538,161

Yes votes   99.96 %  

 

 

265,968

No votes     0.04 %  

 

 

877,169

Abstain votes    
Item 3 Ratification of Board of Management members’ actions in the financial year 2021 - accepted

 

 

658,380,686

Casted valid votes (= 61.54 % of the share capital)

 

 

516,050,568

Yes votes   78.38 %  

 

 

142,330,118

No votes   21.62 %  

 

 

32,298,965

Abstain votes    
Item 4 Ratification of Supervisory Board members’ actions in financial year 2021 - accepted

 

 

658,320,979

Casted valid votes (= 61.53 % of the share capital)

 

 

514,643,103

Yes votes   78.18 %  

 

 

143,677,876

No votes   21.82 %  

 

 

32,358,807

Abstain votes    
Item 5a Appointment of the auditor and group auditor - financial year 2022 including interim financial statements - accepted

 

 

673,582,704

Casted valid votes (= 62.96 % of the share capital)

 

 

599,480,955

Yes votes   89.00 %  

 

 

74,101,749

No votes   11.00 %  

 

 

17,098,529

Abstain votes    
Item 5b Appointment of the auditor and group auditor - interim financial statements for the financial year 2023 until the Annual Meeting 2023 - accepted

 

 

673,533,445

Casted valid votes (= 62.96 % of the share capital)  

 

 

609,604,659

Yes votes   90.51 %  

 

 

63,928,786

No votes     9.49 %  

 

 

17,147,788

Abstain votes    
Item 6a Elections to the Supervisory Board
a) Dame Veronica Anne (“Polly”) Courtice - accepted

 

 

688,931,683

Casted valid votes (= 64.40 % of the share capital)

 

 

687,157,788

Yes votes   99.74 %  

 

 

1,773,895

No votes     0.26 %  

 

 

1,748,400

Abstain votes    
Item 6b Elections to the Supervisory Board
b) Marco Gobbetti - accepted

 

 

686,310,128

Casted valid votes (= 64.15 % of the share capital)

 

 

640,395,630

Yes votes   93.31 %  

 

 

45,914,498

No votes     6.69 %  

 

 

4,371,170

Abstain votes    
Item 7 - accepted

 

 

683,523,302

Casted valid votes (= 63.89 % of the share capital)

 

 

616,790,974

Yes votes   90.24 %  

 

 

66,732,328

No votes     9.76 %  

 

 

7,157,996

Abstain votes    

Further information on the virtual Annual Meeting:
group.mercedes-benz.com/Annual Meeting 2022

Further information on Mercedes-Benz Group AG is available at:
group-media.mercedes-benz.comandgroup.mercedes-benz.com

Forward-looking statements:

This document contains forward-looking statements that reflect our current views about future events. The words “anticipate,” “assume,” “believe,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” ”can,” “could,” “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 deterioration of our refinancing possibilities on the credit and financial markets; events of force majeure including natural disasters, pandemics, acts of terrorism, political unrest, armed conflicts, industrial accidents and their effects on our sales, purchasing, production or financial services activities; changes in currency exchange rates, customs and foreign trade provisions; a shift in consumer preferences towards smaller, lower-margin vehicles; a possible lack of acceptance of our products or services which limits our ability to achieve prices and adequately utilize our production capacities; price increases for fuel or raw materials; disruption of production due to shortages of materials, labour 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 for companies in which we hold a significant equity interest; 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 or of investigations requested by governments and the outcome of pending or threatened future legal proceedings; and other risks and uncertainties, some of which are described under the heading “Risk and Opportunity Report” in the current Annual Report or in the current Interim Report. If any of these risks and uncertainties materializes or if the assumptions underlying any of our forward-looking statements prove to be incorrect, the 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 since they are based solely on the circumstances at the date of publication.

Mercedes-Benz Group at a glance

Mercedes-Benz Group AG is one of the world's most successful automotive companies. With Mercedes-Benz AG, the Group is one of the leading global suppliers of premium and luxury cars and vans. Mercedes-Benz Mobility AG offers financing, leasing, car subscription and car rental, fleet management, digital services for charging and payment, 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, Mercedes-Benz 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. Mercedes-Benz continues to invest systematically in the development of efficient powertrains and sets the course for an all-electric future: The brand with the three-pointed star pursues the goal to go all-electric, where market conditions allow. Shifting from electric-first to electric-only, the world’s pre-eminent luxury car company is accelerating toward an emissions-free and software-driven future. The company's efforts are also focused on the intelligent connectivity of its vehicles, autonomous driving and new mobility concepts as Mercedes-Benz regards it as its aspiration and obligation to live up to its responsibility to society and the environment. Mercedes-Benz sells its vehicles and services in nearly every country of the world and has production facilities in Europe, North and Latin America, Asia and Africa. In addition to Mercedes-Benz, the world's most valuable luxury automotive brand (source: Interbrand study, 20 Oct. 2021), Mercedes-AMG, Mercedes-Maybach, Mercedes-EQ and Mercedes me as well as the brands of Mercedes-Benz Mobility: Mercedes-Benz Bank, Mercedes-Benz Financial Services and Athlon. The company is listed on the Frankfurt and Stuttgart stock exchanges (ticker symbol MBG). In 2021, the Group had a workforce of around 172,000 and sold 2.3 million vehicles. Group revenues amounted to €168.0 billion and Group EBIT to €29.1 billion.

Tobias Just, +49 160 868 7568, tobias.just@mercedes-benz.com

Edward Taylor, +49 176 30 94 1776, edward.taylor@mercedes-benz.com

Han Tjan, +1 212 909 9062, han.tjan@mercedes-benz.com

Andrea Berg, +1 917 667 2391, andrea.a.berg@mercedes-benz.com

Source: Mercedes-Benz Group AG