Deutsche Beteiligungs AG: Supervisory Board and Board of Management to recommend higher dividend and one-time surplus dividend at Annual Meeting
Announcement consistent with § 15 WpHG (German Securities Trading Act)
Deutsche Beteiligungs AG, WKN 550 810/ISIN DE000558105
Consolidated annual accounts for 2005/2006 adopted: Consolidated profit of 82.7 million euros
The Supervisory Board of Deutsche Beteiligungs AG today approved the financial statements of Deutsche Beteiligungs AG and voted to follow the Board of Management's recommendation on the appropriation of profits previously announced on 21 December 2006. At the Annual Meeting, the recommendation will be put to shareholders to raise the dividend from previously 0.33 euros per share to 0.50 euros per share and to additionally disburse a one-time surplus dividend of 2.50 euros per share on top, or a total of 3.00 euros per share.
This recommendation on the appropriation of profits derives from the very high consolidated profit of 82.7 million euros posted for financial year 2005/2006 (1 November to 31 October) and the Company's significant cash position of 164.7 million euros at 31 October 2006. In financial year 2005/2006, the net asset value (NAV) per share – or equity per share – climbed from 14.64 euros to 19.07 euros per share.
The Board of Management
Frankfurt am Main, 26 January 2007