Hamburg, 23 May 2014 – At today’s AGM, shareholders of Hamburg-based XING AG (ISIN DE000XNG8888) approved the dividend payment proposed by the Executive Board and Supervisory Board. Investors with shares entitled to receive a dividend will receive €0.62 per share as well as a special dividend of €3.58 per share. This equates to a total dividend payment of about €23.4 million.
The AGM also appointed Sabine Bendiek (48) as a new regular Supervisory Board member. This appointment was necessary as Fritz Oidtmann stepped down from the Supervisory Board as of the end of this year’s AGM.
Sabine Bendiek is Managing Director at EMC Deutschland GmbH. Prior to that she spent seven years at Dell, most recently as Director & General Manager Small & Medium Business Germany/Austria. Before joining Dell, she was a partner for a private equity fund and held an executive post at McKinsey. Sabine Bendiek, who has a degree in economics from the University of Mannheim, started her career in banking at Siemens Nixdorf Informationssysteme AG.
The voting results for the AGM’s other agenda items, the Executive Board presentations, and the presentation at today’s AGM will all be announced soon in the Investor Relations section of the XING website.
XING is the social network for business professionals. Around 14 million members worldwide – over 7 million of whom are based in German-speaking countries – use XING to boost their business, job, and career. XING is a platform where professionals from all kinds of different industries can meet up, find jobs, colleagues, new assignments, cooperation partners, experts and generate business ideas. Members can meet and exchange views in over 50,000 specialist groups, while also getting together at networking events. The platform is operated by XING AG, which was founded in Hamburg, Germany, in 2003, has been publicly listed since 2006, and listed on the TecDAX since September 2011. In December 2010, XING acquired amiando AG, a Munich-based company and Europe’s leading provider of online event management and ticketing. The acquisition of kununu GmbH, the leading platform for employer reviews in German-speaking countries, allows XING to extend its position as the social recruiting market leader. Please visit www.xing.com for more information.