DGAP-News: Bechtle Proposes Dividend Increase / Supervisory Board Nominates Dr Matthias Metz

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Bechtle Proposes Dividend Increase / Supervisory Board Nominates Dr
Matthias Metz

14.03.2014 / 12:38

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Bechtle Proposes Dividend Increase / 
Supervisory Board Nominates Dr Matthias Metz

Neckarsulm, 14 March 2014 - In view of the record earnings in the fiscal
year 2013 and the group's excellent liquidity, the Executive Board and the
Supervisory Board of Bechtle AG propose to the General Meeting to increase
the dividend to EUR 1.10 per share, an increase of 10 per cent or EUR 0.10
per share.

The total amount paid out to the shareholders will thus amount to EUR 23.1
million. This represents a dividend ratio of 36.4 per cent of the
consolidated earnings after taxes. In relation to the annual closing price,
the dividend yield is 2.2 per cent (prior year: 3.3 per cent).

Since the IPO in 2000, Bechtle has always let the shareholders have their
share in the success of the company. If the Annual General Meeting adopts
the proposal of the Executive Board and Supervisory Board, this will be the
eighth increase of the normal dividend.

The Annual General Meeting of Bechtle AG will take place on 5 June 2014 in
Heilbronn ("Harmonie" congress centre). The dividend will be paid from 
6 June 2014.

Moreover, in the today's meeting of the Supervisory Board, it was
unanimously resolved to nominate Dr Matthias Metz as a candidate for the
up-coming election of a new member to the Supervisory Board on 5 June 2014
at the General Meeting. Should he be elected, the Supervisory Board plans
to appoint Dr Matthias Metz Chairman of said Board. Currently, the
company's co-founder Gerhard Schick is the interim Chairman, who was
appointed to the position last year by order of the court when then
Chairman Klaus Winkler stepped down. His mandate is set to expire at the
conclusion of the General Meeting this 5 June.

Dr Matthias Metz, born 1952, obtained a degree in business after completing
training as a certified banker. Having held various positions in renown
banks, Dr Matthias Metz has been with the Bausparkasse Schwäbisch Hall AG
since 1998, and a board member since 1999. In 2006 he was elected Head of
the Executive Board. He plans to retire at the end of May 2014.

Contact
Head of Investor Relations        Head of Corporate Communications
Martin Link                       Sabine Brand
martin.link@bechtle.com           sabine.brand@bechtle.com
Phone: +49 71 32/ 981-4149        Phone: +49 71 32/ 981-4115
Fax: +49 71 32/ 981-4116          Fax: +49 71 32/ 981-4116


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Language:    English                                                
Company:     Bechtle AG                                             
             Bechtle Platz 1                                        
             74172 Neckarsulm                                       
             Germany                                                
Phone:       +49 7132 981-0                                         
Fax:         +49 7132 981-8000                                      
E-mail:      ir@bechtle.com                                         
Internet:    www.bechtle.com                                        
ISIN:        DE0005158703                                           
WKN:         515870                                                 
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             München, Stuttgart                                     
 
 
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