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MERCK Annual General Meeting Approves Dividend Proposal

Merck held its Annual General Meeting today. The company made use of the possibilities afforded by the German legislator in view of the coronavirus pandemic and conducted the shareholders’ meeting virtually.

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Merck, a leading science and technology company, held its 25th Annual General Meeting today. The company made use of the possibilities afforded by the German legislator in view of the coronavirus pandemic and conducted the shareholders’ meeting virtually.

The Annual General Meeting approved the actions of the Executive Board and the Supervisory Board of Merck KGaA for fiscal 2019 by a large majority and approved all of the resolutions on the agenda, including the proposed dividend of € 1.30 per share, an increase of € 0.05 over the previous year.

Around 1,000 users followed the live transmission via the Internet. When the resolutions were voted on, around 89.7 million shares were represented, corresponding to 69.38% of the approximately 129.2 million shares issued.

The details of the voting results can be found at www.merckgroup.com/agm.

Andreas Cezanne