Wacker Neuson SE: Wacker Neuson SE announces proposal for the appropriation of net profit

Wacker Neuson SE  / Key word(s): Dividend

16.03.2012 13:46

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(Munich, March 16, 2012) Munich-based Wacker Neuson SE wants its
shareholders to have a sizeable share in the Group's successful performance
reported for the past fiscal year. The Executive and Supervisory Boards are
therefore proposing a dividend payout of EUR 0.50 per share (previous year:
EUR 0.17). This corresponds to a distribution ratio of approximately 41
percent based on Group profit for the year.

Dividend proposal
During its meeting today, the Supervisory Board of Wacker Neuson SE
approved the Executive Board's recommendation to propose a dividend of EUR
0.50 per share at the AGM on May 22, 2012. This payment would be almost
three times higher than the previous year's dividend of EUR 0.17 per share.
With 70.14 million eligible shares, this corresponds to a payout of EUR
35.07 million and matches the 2007 pre-crisis dividend payment. The
retained earnings of parent company Wacker Neuson SE amounted to EUR 40.0
million for the past fiscal year (previous year: EUR 13.1 million). Based
on Group profit for fiscal 2011, which at EUR 85.8 million was more than
three times higher than the previous year's figure of EUR 23.9 million, the
distribution ratio thus pans out at around 41 percent.

Wacker Neuson SE will publish its annual and consolidated financial
statements in Munich on March 22, 2012 during a press conference to present
its 2011 financial results.

Additional information on Wacker Neuson SE shares:
Admission: Regulated market / Prime Standard; Frankfurt Stock Exchange
Company headquarters: Germany

Your contact partner:
Wacker Neuson SE 
Katrin Neuffer
Preussenstr. 41
80809 Munich, Germany 
Tel. + 49 - (0)89 - 354 02 - 173
E-mail: ir@wackerneuson.com 
Internet: www.wackerneuson.com

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Language:     English
Company:      Wacker Neuson SE
              Preußenstr. 41
              80809 München
Phone:        +49 - (0)89 - 354 02 - 0
Fax:          +49 - (0)89 - 354 02 - 390
E-mail:       info@wackerneuson.com
Internet:     www.wackerneuson.com
ISIN:         DE000WACK012
WKN:          WACK01
Indices:      SDAX
Listed:       Regulierter Markt in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Freiverkehr
              in Berlin, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Hannover, München, Stuttgart
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