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Annual general meeting of HOMAG Group AG

Freudenstadt/Schopfloch, May 15, 2019. At the annual general meeting of HOMAG Group AG in Freudenstadt, the actions of both the Board of Management and the Supervisory Board were formally approved, each by a large majority of over 94 percent of the capital represented. An amendment to the articles of incorporation was also approved by a large majority at the annual general meeting. The annual general meeting was attended by over 100 shareholders and guests – around 86 percent of the capital stock was represented.

For 2018, HOMAG Group AG will make another compensation payment to its shareholders of € 1.01 per share. This compensation payment results from the domination and profit and loss transfer agreement concluded with Dürr, and will continue to replace the previous variable dividend. 

In his speech, CEO Pekka Paasivaara looked back at the HOMAG Group's successful financial year of 2018, where sales and earnings reached all-time highs. He also highlighted the growing importance of solutions in the fields of automation and digitization for efficient and flexible manufacturing. Here, the HOMAG Group can set itself apart from its competitors through offering end-to-end solutions. "We know a lot about digital products, where we are the leading company in our industry, and we are committed to expanding this position further", says Paasivaara. "In 2018 we combined our extensive knowledge in digitization and set up a Digital Factory as a stand-alone business field. In this in-house think tank, around 70 employees develop digital solutions for all machines, production concepts and technologies." He presented several digital solutions by the HOMAG Group which customers are already using today.

Disclaimer

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