2018 AGM approves all motions as proposed by the Board of Directors

  • Distribution of CHF 20.00 per share out of capital contribution reserves, exempt from withholding tax
  • All Members of the Board of Directors, the Compensation and HR Committee and the Chairman elected as proposed
  • Compensation report 2017 and all compensation proposals for 2018 approved as proposed

Bad Ragaz/Switzerland, April 12, 2018. The shareholders of INFICON Holding AG (SIX Swiss Exchange: IFCN), a leading provider of instrumentation and process control software for ad- vanced industrial vacuum processes, approved all the proposals made by the Board of Directors at today’s Annual General Meeting in Bad Ragaz.

Distribution out of capital contribution reserves

The General Meeting resolved to distribute for the full year 2017 CHF 20.00 per registered share out of capital contribution reserves. The distribution is exempt from withholding tax and will take place on April 19, 2018 with the ex-date being April 17, 2018 and the record-date April 18, 2018.

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 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 elected as members of the Compensation and HR Committee for a one- year term of office. The law firm Baur Hürlimann AG, Zürich, was elected as independent proxy holder for a one-year term of office. KPMG AG, Zürich, was elected as auditors for a one-year term of office.


The AGM approved in a consultative vote the Remuneration Report for 2017 and approved the proposed compensation 2018 of 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 ad- vanced process control software that enhance productivity and quality in sophisticated industrial vacuum processes. These analysis, measurement and control products are essential for gas leak de- tection in air conditioning/refrigeration, and automotive manufacturing. They are vital to equip- ment 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. Oth- er 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, 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 www.inficon.com.

This press release and oral statements or other written statements made, or to be made, by us con- tain forward-looking statements that do not relate solely to historical or current facts. These forward-looking statements are based on the current plans and expectations of our management and are subject to a number of uncertainties and risks that could significantly affect our current plans and expectations, as well as future results of operations and financial condition. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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