Delticom: Change in Supervisory Board – Dividend up to EUR 2.00
– great approval by shareholders at General Meeting in Hanover
Hanover, May 6, 2008 – During Delticom AG's Ordinary General Meeting (German
Securities Code (WKN) 514680, ISIN DE0005146807, stock exchange symbol DEX), the
shareholders today elected Mr. Andreas Prüfer and Mr. Michael Thöne-Flöge to the
company's Supervisory Board. In the following meeting of the Supervisory Board, Andreas
Prüfer was then elected as Chairman of the Supervisory Board and Mr. Thöne-Flöge was
appointed as Deputy Chairman. Mr. Prüfer already resigned from his position as a member
of Delticom's Managing Board at the start of March 2008 with effect from the end of today's
General Meeting. Rainer Binder is thus Delticom's sole CEO as of today.
Andreas Prüfer is replacing Peter Stappen as Chairman of the Supervisory Board. Mr.
Stappen resigned his position as a member and Chairman of the Supervisory Board with
effect from the end of today's General Meeting. Mr. Thöne-Flöge is Bernhard Schmid's
successor, who resigned his position as a member of the Supervisory Board, and was
appointed as a member of the Supervisory Board by Hanover Local Court with effect from
November 16, 2007. This appointment has now been confirmed by the General Meeting.
77.03% of the share capital was present at the General Meeting of Europe's leading Internet
tyre retailer. The shareholders approved all seven agenda items with a large majority. The
shareholders will receive a dividend of € 2.00 per share for fiscal year 2007. This is thus up
by € 0.80 per share or 67% year-on-year (€ 1.20).
During the General Meeting, the participants praised, above all, Delticom's strong market
position and the disbursement to shareholders. The successful start to fiscal year 2008 with
excellent revenues was also highlighted. "We added a new chapter to Delticom's eight-year
success story last year," commented CEO Rainer Binder during his speech. "We are the cost
leader and have again been able to combine growth with high margins. We enjoy very solid
financing and are prepared for future growth."
Delticom will publish its three-month report next week on May 14, 2008.
Delticom was formed in Hanover in 1999 and has grown to become Europe's leading Internet
tyre retailer. The company offers its private and business customers a wide range of
products in its 92 online shops in 32 countries, including car tyres, motorcycle tyres, truck
tyres, bus tyres, the respective rims, complete wheels (pre-mounted tyres on rims), selected
replacement car parts and accessories, engine oils and batteries. Delticom’s customers
receive information on product characteristics and alternatives; they benefit from a
comprehensive range of goods with more than 100 tyre brands and more than 25,000 tyre
models. The products are supplied, depending on the customer's instructions, either directly
to the customer, to a service partner, i.e., a workshop with which Delticom cooperates and
which allows tyres to be delivered directly to their address to be mounted on the customer's
vehicle, or to a different delivery address. In addition, Delticom's Wholesale division also sells
tyres to wholesalers in Germany and abroad.
On the Internet at: www.delti.com
Online tyre store in the UK: www.mytyres.co.uk
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