AURELIUS AG: Press release for the 2014 annual general meeting
- Dividend of EUR 1.05 EUR per share approved
- Record total consolidated EBITDA of over EUR 200 million announced for 2014
- AURELIUS discloses average cash multiple of 8.1x since 2006
Munich, May 21, 2014 – At the annual general meeting of AURELIUS AG shareholders (ISIN: DE000A0JK2A8) which took place today in Munich, all the resolutions proposed by the management were adopted by a large majority of the shareholders represented (71.68% of the share capital was represented).
As proposed by the management, the annual general meeting adopted a resolution to pay a dividend of EUR 1.05 EUR per share out of the distributable profit of AURELIUS AG. This dividend comprises a basic dividend of EUR 0.70 up from EUR 0.60 in the prior year and a special dividend of EUR 0.35 to be financed out of the most recent gains on disposal. This means that the planned aggregate dividend payout amounts to EUR 33.3 million.
In his presentation, Dr. Dirk Markus, CEO of AURELIUS, also disclosed the cash return for all investments completed by the AURELIUS Group since 2006 for the first time. A cash multiple averaging 8.1 was generated on the sale of Group companies. Including all investments during the period they belonged to the corporate group, the capital employed was thus multiplied by a factor of more than eight. For 2014 as a whole, the AURELIUS Executive Board expects to see yet another record year. “We have made a very good start and want to generate EBITDA of at least EUR 200 million across the Group as a whole in 2014,” says Dr. Dirk Markus. The equivalent figure in 2013 amounted to EUR 88.6 million.