AGM Approves all Motions as Proposed by the Board of Directors

  • Dividend of CHF 18.00 per share
  • All Members of the Board of Directors, the Compensation and HR Committee re-elected; Dr. Beat E. Lüthi re-elected as Chairman
  • Compensation report 2019 and all compensation for 20120 approved as proposed

Bad Ragaz/Switzerland, April 3, 2020. The Annual General Meeting of INFICON Holding AG (SIX Swiss Exchange: IFCN), a leading provider of instrumentation and process control software for advanced industrial vacuum processes, approved all the proposals made by the Board of Directors. Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, shareholders could not attend this year’s Annual General Meeting in person, but cast their votes electronically or by giving instructions to the Independent Proxy holder. 73.99% of the voting rights were represented at the Annual General Meeting; this is more than in previous years.

Distribution of CHF 18.00 per share
The General Meeting resolved to distribute a dividend of CHF 18.00 per registered share for the year 2019. The payment will take place on April 9, 2020, with the ex-date being April 7, 2020 and the record-date April 8, 2020.

Board of Directors, Compensation and HR Committee, Independent Proxy, Auditors
The Meeting re-elected all members of the Board of Directors (Dr. Beat E. Lüthi, Dr. Richard Fischer, Vanessa Frey, Beat Siegrist, Dr. Thomas Staehelin) and re-elected Dr. Beat E. Lüthi as Chairman for a one-year term of office as proposed. Dr. Richard Fischer, Beat Siegrist and Dr. Thomas Staehelin were re-elected as members of the Compensation and HR Committee for a oneyear term of office. The law firm Baur Hürlimann AG, Zürich, was re-elected as independent proxy holder for a one-year term of office. KPMG AG, Zürich, was re-elected as auditors for a one-year term of office.

The AGM approved in a consultative vote the Remuneration Report for 2019 and approved the proposed compensation 2020 for the members of the Board of Directors and Group Management.

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INFICON is a leading provider of innovative instrumentation, critical sensor technologies, and advanced process control software that enhance productivity and quality in sophisticated industrial vacuum processes.
These analysis, measurement and control products are essential for gas leak detection in air conditioning/refrigeration, and automotive manufacturing. They are vital to equipment manufacturers and end-users in the
complex fabrication of semiconductors and thin film coatings for optics, flat panel displays, solar cells and industrial vacuum coating applications. Other users of vacuum based processes include the life sciences, research, aerospace, packaging, heat treatment, laser cutting and many other industrial processes. We also leverage our expertise in vacuum technology to provide unique, toxic chemical analysis products for emergency response, security, and environmental monitoring. INFICON is headquartered in Switzerland and has world-class manufacturing facilities in Europe, the United States and China, as well as subsidiaries in China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Liechtenstein, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, the United Kingdom and the United States. INFICON registered shares (IFCN) are listed on SIX Swiss Exchange. For more information about INFICON and its products, please visit

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