Deutsche Beteiligungs AG: Supervisory Board and Board of Management to recommend dividends of 1.00 euros per share at Annual Meeting
Consolidated financial statements approved: consolidated profit of 19.6 million euros
Announcement consistent with § 15 WpHG (German Securities Trading Act)
Deutsche Beteiligungs AG, WKN 550 810/ISIN DE0005508105
The Supervisory Board of Deutsche Beteiligungs AG today approved the 2008/2009 consolidated financial statements and adopted the 2008/2009 annual financial statements of Deutsche Beteiligungs AG. At the Annual Meeting, the recommendation will be put to shareholders to pay a dividend of 0.40 euros per share, in addition to a surplus dividend of 0.60 euros per share. In the previous year, a dividend of 0.40 euros per share was distributed; a surplus dividend was not paid.
Deutsche Beteiligungs AG concluded the 2008/2009 financial year (1 November to 31 October) posting a consolidated profit of 19.6 million euros (previous year: consolidated loss of 51.1 million euros). The consolidated profit largely stems from two sales that allowed realising a value clearly in excess of the investments’ opening valuations at the beginning of the financial year. Net asset value per share increased from 17.90 euros at the start of the year to 18.94 euros at 31 October 2009, despite the dividend paid in March 2009 (0.40 euros per share).
The Board of Management
Frankfurt am Main, 25 January 2010