30 June 2020, Luxembourg
The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of RTL Group, on 30 June 2020, approved the statutory and consolidated accounts as at 31 December 2019, and all proposed resolutions.
The preservation of liquidity has become an essential precaution for safeguarding RTL Group’s present operations and future prospects throughout the current economic uncertainty. Therefore, RTL Group’s Board of Directors decided on 2 April 2020 to withdraw its earlier proposal of a €4.00 per share dividend in respect of the fiscal year 2019. Consequently, no dividend was proposed to the Annual Meeting of Shareholders and no dividend will be paid for the fiscal year 2019.
The AGM resolved to give full and final discharge to all the directors in respect of their management in the course of 2019.
The AGM appointed Bettina Wulf, Senior Vice President Corporate Legal at Bertelsmann, as non-executive director for a term of office of one year, to expire at the end of the Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders ruling on the 2020 accounts.
After the expiry of the term of office of RTL Group’s auditor, PricewaterhouseCoopers, for the statutory and consolidated annual accounts KPMG Luxembourg was appointed as statutory auditor for a term of one year, expiring at the end of the Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders ruling on the 2020 accounts.
The full HTML Annual Report 2019, with advanced download functions and video content, is available at annual-report2019.rtlgroup.com. The PDF document can be downloaded on the company’s website at RTLGroup.com/annual-reports.
The minutes of the AGM will be available shortly on the company website at RTLGroup.com/agm
About RTL Group
RTL Group is a leader across broadcast, content and digital, with interests in 68 television channels, eight streaming platforms and 31 radio stations. RTL Group also produces content throughout the world and owns several rapidly growing digital video businesses. The television portfolio of Europe’s largest broadcaster includes RTL Television in Germany, M6 in France, the RTL channels in the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Croatia, Hungary and Antena 3 in Spain. RTL Group’s families of TV channels are either the number one or number two in eight European countries. The Group’s flagship radio station is RTL in France, and it also owns or has interests in other stations in France, Germany, Belgium, Spain and Luxembourg. RTL Group’s content business, Fremantle, is one of the world’s largest creators, producers and distributors of scripted and unscripted content. Fremantle has an international network of production teams, companies and labels in over 30 countries, producing over 12,800 hours of original programming and distributing over 20,000 hours of content worldwide. Combining the streaming-services of its broadcasters (such as TV Now, 6play, Videoland), the digital video networks BroadbandTV and Divimove; and Fremantle’s more than 300 YouTube channels, RTL Group has become the leading European media company in online video. RTL Group also owns the ad-tech businesses Smartclip and SpotX.RTL AdConnect is RTL Group’s international advertising sales house. Bertelsmann is the majority shareholder of RTL Group. RTL Group is listed on the Luxembourg and Frankfurt stock exchanges and in the MDax stock index.
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