Supervisory Board of BASF SE proposes shareholder representatives for election by the Annual Meeting
- Supervisory Board approves dividend proposal
Ludwigshafen, Germany – March 3, 2009 – Following the recommendation of the Nomination Committee, the Supervisory Board of BASF SE has decided in its meeting today to propose the following candidates as shareholder representatives for election to the company’s Supervisory Board by the Annual Meeting on April 30, 2009:
Professor Dr. François N. Diederich (56), Zurich, Switzerland
Michael Diekmann (54), Munich
Franz Fehrenbach (59), Stuttgart
Stephen K. Green (60), London, United Kingdom
Max Dietrich Kley (69), Heidelberg
Eggert Voscherau (65), Wachenheim
Voscherau is proposed as a candidate for chairman of the Supervisory Board. Dr. Jürgen F. Strube (69), who has chaired the Supervisory Board since May 2003, and Dr. Tessen von Heydebreck (64), who has been a member of the Supervisory Board since May 1998, are no longer available for re-election.
In its meeting, the Supervisory Board also approved the financial statements of BASF SE for 2008 as well as the consolidated financial statements of BASF Group, which were submitted by the Board of Executive Directors. In addition, the Supervisory Board approved the dividend proposal made by the Board of Executive Directors. The Board of Executive Directors and the Supervisory Board of BASF SE will therefore propose to the Annual Meeting on April 30, 2009 the payment of a dividend of €1.95 per share for 2008 (previous year: €1.95 per share). If the proposal is approved by the Annual Meeting, the dividend will be paid out on May 4, 2009.
BASF is the world’s leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics and performance products to agricultural products, fine chemicals as well as oil and gas. As a reliable partner BASF helps its customers in virtually all industries to be more successful. With its high-value products and intelligent solutions, BASF plays an important role in finding answers to global challenges such as climate protection, energy efficiency, nutrition and mobility. BASF has approximately 97,000 employees and posted sales of more than €62 billion in 2008. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (AN). Further information on BASF is available on the Internet at www.basf.com.