Logitech Nominates LEGO Group’s Marjorie Lao to Board; Proposes 10% Annual Increase for FY18 Dividend
Company Outlines Board-Approved Proposals in Anticipation of AGM on September 5, 2018
LAUSANNE, Switzerland and NEWARK, Calif., June 27, 2018 - Logitech International (SIX: LOGN) (Nasdaq: LOGI) today announced that its board of directors will ask shareholders to approve the election to the board of Marjorie Lao, chief financial officer of the LEGO Group. The election will take place at Logitech's annual general meeting (AGM) in Lausanne, Switzerland on September 5, 2018.
Sally Davis and Sue Gove have decided not to stand for re-election to the board at the 2018 AGM when their current terms end. Sally Davis has been a non-executive member of Logitech's board of directors since 2007, is chair of Logitech's Nominating Committee and serves on Logitech's Compensation Committee. Sue Gove has been a non-executive member of Logitech's board of directors since September 2015 and serves on Logitech’s Audit Committee.
Guerrino De Luca, chairman of Logitech, commented: “It’s a pleasure to welcome Marjorie to Logitech. She brings with her extensive experience in global finance, senior leadership, business strategy and M&A from tech and brand marketing brands like Tandberg, Cisco and currently LEGO. She joins a fantastic team at an exciting time for Logitech.
“At the same time, we bid farewell to Sally and Sue. Sally has been with our board through a long period of challenges that we transformed into success. We thank her for her outstanding contribution, insights and commitment. While Sue’s tenure on the board was shorter, her contribution and engagement were valued by all. We wish both Sally and Sue the best in their future endeavors.”
Additionally, Logitech’s board of directors has approved and proposes an annual dividend for Fiscal Year 2018 of approximately CHF 0.67 per share* – an approximately 10 percent increase compared to FY 2017 – following Logitech’s highest level of cash flow from operations in eight years. The gross aggregate dividend is subject to shareholder approval at Logitech's annual general meeting (AGM) in Lausanne, Switzerland on September 5, 2018.
If the dividend proposal is approved by shareholders at the Company's AGM, the approximate payment date for the dividend is expected to be September 21, 2018.
Logitech expects to publish its annual report to shareholders and its invitation for its 2018 annual general meeting in July 2018. The Company also intends to file its preliminary proxy statement, which includes additional information regarding the nominees and other proposals for the AGM, with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and post it on the Company's website at http://ir.logitech.com in July 2018.
Logitech designs products that have an everyday place in people's lives, connecting them to the digital experiences they care about. More than 35 years ago, Logitech started connecting people through computers, and now it’s a multi-brand company designing products that bring people together through music, gaming, video and computing. Brands of Logitech include Logitech, Ultimate Ears, Jaybird, Logitech G and ASTRO Gaming. Founded in 1981, and headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland, Logitech International is a Swiss public company listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (LOGN) and on the Nasdaq Global Select Market (LOGI). Find Logitech at www.logitech.com, the company blog or @Logitech.
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* Based on the number of shares outstanding as of March 31, 2018. The actual number may change as of the record date.