AURELIUS Management Board proposes a dividend of €4.10 per share for financial year 2012
- 105 percent increase in the distribution of dividends to a total of €39.4 million after the most successful financial year in the company's history
Munich, March 7, 2013 – The Management Board of Munich-based AURELIUS AG (ISIN DE000A0JK2A8) will recommend to the Supervisory Board that a dividend distributon of €4.10 per share from AURELIUS AGs net profits, representing an increase of 105 percent (previous year: €2.00), be proposed to the annual shareholders meeting to be held on May 16, 2013. The dividend comprises a 20 percent higher base dividend of €1.80 (previous year: €1.50) and a 360 percent higher special distribution of €2.30 (previous year: €0.50). Thus, a total of €39.4 million will be distributed (previous year: €19.2 million). The reason behind the significantly higher special distribution is the successful sale of Schabmüller GmbH and Consinto GmbH in financial year 2012.
The sale of the electric motor manufacturer Schabmüller was the largest sale of a company in the history of AURELIUS. The proceeds from the sales are the key reason that AURELIUS had a record level of €244.7 million in cash at its disposal as of the end of financial year 2012 (December 31, 2011: €154.4 million) according to preliminary figures.