In his address Chief Executive Officer Herbert K. Haas highlighted the Group's successful development. Despite exceptionally high large losses expenditure, Talanx boosted its Group net income in the 2013 financial year to EUR 762 (626) million. "We are systematically pursuing our path towards greater internationalisation and further boosting of profitability. This is again also paying off for our shareholders too in the form of a significant increase – by a good 14 percent – in the dividend", Mr Haas commented.
In the second year after the initial public offering 400 shareholders were present at the Hannover Congress Centrum, representing 91.5 percent of the company's share capital.
The end of the General Meeting marked the beginning of the new term of office of the employee representatives on the Supervisory Board. New members joining the body as trade union representatives are Prof Dr Jens Schubert and Christoph Meister.
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