Henkel AG & Co. KGaA

EANS-News: Henkel holds Annual General Meeting

Dividends approved at prior-year level -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Corporate News übermittelt durch euro adhoc. Für den Inhalt ist der Emittent/Meldungsgeber verantwortlich. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Unternehmen/General Meeting Düsseldorf (euro adhoc) - Today´s Annual General Meeting of Henkel AG & Co. KGaA in Düsseldorf provided around 2,500 shareholders with an overview of the company´s development and performance in fiscal 2008. "Fiscal 2008 was a real challenge for Henkel. Despite the difficult economic environment around the world, we sustained our good position," commented Kasper Rorsted, Chairman of the Henkel Management Board, in offering an overall assessment of the company´s performance in the last full reporting period. "Once again, all our business sectors were able to outperform their respective markets with our businesses in the emerging markets making a particularly strong contribution with an overall sales share of 37 percent," said Rorsted. Resolution on dividends The Annual General Meeting approved a dividend of 0.51 euros per ordinary share and 0.53 euros per preferred share. This means that the dividend levels match those of the previous year. Amendments to the Articles of Association The AGM likewise approved the proposed amendments to the Articles of Association, including those with respect to the election of substitute members of the Shareholders´ Committee and compensation for the Audit Committee. For more than 130 years, Henkel has been a leader with brands and technologies that make people's lives easier, better and more beautiful. Henkel operates in three business areas - Home Care, Personal Care, and Adhesive Technologies - and is ranked among the Fortune Global 500 companies. More than 60 percent of Henkel´s sales are in fast-moving consumer goods, while the industrial business accounts for almost 40 percent of the company´s total sales. In fiscal 2008, Henkel generated sales of 14,131 million euros and adjusted operating profit of 1,460 million euros. Henkel´s more than 55,000 employees worldwide are dedicated to fulfilling the company´s corporate claim, "A Brand like a Friend," and ensuring that people in more than 125 countries can trust in brands and technologies from Henkel. Contact Lars Witteck Wulf Klüppelholz Tel. +49 211 797 - 2606 Tel. +49 211 797 - 1875 Fax +49 211 798 - 4040 Fax +49 211 798 - 4040 Henkel AG & Co. KGaA Chief Communications Officer Ernst Primosch, Corporate Vice President Ende der Mitteilung euro adhoc -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ots Originaltext: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA Im Internet recherchierbar: http://www.presseportal.ch Rückfragehinweis: Irene Honisch Assistent Corporate Communications Tel.: +49 (0)211 797-5668 E-Mail: irene.honisch@henkel.com Branche: Konsumgüter ISIN: DE0006048432 WKN: 604843 Index: DAX, CDAX, HDAX, Prime All Share Börsen: Börse Frankfurt / Regulierter Markt/Prime Standard Börse Hamburg / Freiverkehr Börse Stuttgart / Freiverkehr Börse Düsseldorf / Freiverkehr Börse Hannover / Freiverkehr Börse München / Freiverkehr Börse Berlin / Regulierter Markt

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