VIG appointed two members to its Supervisory Board

18 May 2017 — Vlad BOLDIJAR
Gabriele SEMMELROCK-WERZER, Member of the Board of KARNTNER SPARKASSE, and Gerhard FABISCH, Chairman of the STEIERMARKISCHE SPARKASSE's Board, were appointed to the VIENNA Insurance Group (VIG) Supervisory Board.

The two appointments were decided at 26th Annual General Meeting of VIENNA Insurance Group AG Wiener Versicherung Gruppe (VIG). The composition of the Vienna Insurance Group Supervisory Board is now as follows:
  • Gunter GEYER
  • Rudolf ERTL
  • Bernhard BACKOVSKY
  • Martina DOBRINGER
  • Gerhard FABISCH
  • Heinz OHLER
  • Georg RIEDL
The 26th Annual General Meeting was held on 12 May 2017 in the Wiener Stadthalle.

The Managing Board gave the Annual General Meeting a review of the 2016 financial year and answered shareholders' questions.

Elisabeth STADLER, Chairwoman of the VIG Managing Board, presented the 'Agenda 2020' strategic work programme and the outlook until 2019. VIG aims to increase pre-tax profit to between EUR 450 mn to EUR 470 mn by 2019. The Group has retained its medium-term goal of a combined ratio of 95 percent.

The Annual General Meeting approved the proposal of the Managing and Supervisory Boards of the Vienna Insurance Group and resolved to increase the dividend from 60 to 80 cents per share. This is equivalent to a distribution of 35.6% of profit after tax and non-controlling interests. The Group therefore continue its long-standing dividend policy of distributing at least 30 percent of net profit.

The ex-dividend date is 17 May 2017, the record date (dividend) is 18 May 2017 and the dividend payment date is 19 May 2017.