July 04, 2009 | Ad hoc announcement pursuant to Art. 53 LR

Annual General Meeting of Burckhardt Compression: All motions of the Board of Directors approved

At the Annual General Meeting of Burckhardt Compression Holding AG held at the Parkarena in Winterthur, the attending shareholders approved all motions of the Board of Directors. The dividend was set at CHF 6.00 per share as last year.

After the welcome address by Chairman Hans Hess and a review of the company’s achievements in the 2008 fiscal year by CEO Valentin Vogt and CFO Rolf Brändli, the shareholders approved the annual report, the consolidated financial statements and the financial statements for the fiscal year 2008. They also approved the motion to pay a gross dividend of CHF 6.00 per share from the profit for the year of CHF 88.9 million. This equals to the gross dividend amount that was paid out in the previous year.

Further, the shareholders approved to create an authorized share capital in the amount of
CHF 1’275’000 and to adjust the statutory bylaws accordingly.

The shareholders approved a general release of the members of the Board of Directors and the Executive Board for the 2008 fiscal year. PricewaterhouseCoopers AG was confirmed as the statutory auditors for the 2009 fiscal year.


About Burckhardt Compression
Burckhardt Compression is one of the worldwide market leaders in the field of reciprocating compressors and the only manufacturer that offers a complete range of Laby (labyrinth piston), Process Gas, and Hyper Compressors. The compressors are used to compress, cool or liquefy gases. Burckhardt Compression’s customers include multinational companies active in the chemical, petrochemical, refinery, industrial gas and gas transport and storage industries. With the leading compressor technology, the high-quality compressor components and the comprehensive range of services Burckhardt Compression supports its customers in their effort to minimize the life cycle costs of their reciprocating compressor systems.


Valentin Vogt, CEO
Tel.: +41 (0)52 262 55 00
Fax: +41 (0)52 262 04 08
E-mail: [email protected]