The Supervisory Board of BASF SE has decided in its meeting today to propose the following candidates as shareholder representatives for election to the company's Supervisory Board by the Annual Shareholders' Meeting on May 2, 2014:
Dame Alison Carnwath DBE (61), London
Professor Dr. FranÇois Diederich (61), Zurich
Michael Diekmann (59), Munich
Franz Fehrenbach (64), Stuttgart
Dr. JÜrgen Hambrecht (67), Neustadt/Weinstraße
Anke SchÄferkordt (51), Cologne
Dr. JÜrgen Hambrecht is proposed as candidate for Chairman of the Supervisory Board. Dr. h.c. Eggert Voscherau (70), who has chaired the Supervisory Board since 2009, and Max Dietrich Kley (73), who has been a member of the Supervisory Board since 2003, are no longer available for re-election.
In its meeting today, the Supervisory Board also approved the financial statements of BASF SE and the consolidated financial statements of BASF Group as well as the dividend proposal made by the Board of Executive Directors. The Board of Executive Directors and the Supervisory Board of BASF SE will therefore propose to the Annual Shareholders' Meeting on May 2, 2014 the payment of a dividend of EUR2.70 per share for 2013 (previous year: EUR2.60 per share). If the proposal is approved by the Annual Meeting, the dividend will be paid out on May 5, 2014.
BASF is the world's leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Through science and innovation, we enable our customers in nearly every industry to meet the current and future needs of society. Our products and solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring nutrition and improving quality of life. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future. BASF had sales of EUR72.1 billion in 2012 and more than 110,000 employees as of the end of the year. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (AN). Further information on BASF is available on the Internet at www.basf.com