Henkel KGaA

Henkel KGaA Annual General Meeting

Dividend increase approved

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Düsseldorf (euro adhoc) - Today's Annual General Meeting of Henkel   KGaA  in Düsseldorf  provided  around 2500 shareholders with an overview of the company's development and  performance in fiscal 2007.

"Fiscal 2007 was another successful year for Henkel. Founded on   strong  organic growth, we were able to further increase both sales and  profits,"  said  Ulrich Lehner, Chairman of the Management Board of  Henkel  KGaA.  "In  increasing  the dividend payout, we are   ensuring  that  our  shareholders  participate  in  the success of the company."

Resolution on dividends

The Annual General Meeting approved a dividend of 0.51  euros  (+   6.3  percent) per ordinary share and 0.53 euros (+ 6.0 percent) per preferred share.

Authorization to purchase own shares

Once again, the Annual General Meeting authorized  management  to   purchase  the company's own ordinary or preferred  shares,  subject   to  a  maximum  aggregate holding of ten percent of the company's capital stock.

Elections to the Supervisory Board

Dr. Friderike Bagel, Thomas Manchot, Konstantin von Unger, Bernhard   Walter  and Dipl.-Ing. Albrecht Woeste were re-elected  as   shareholder  representatives  on the Supervisory Board. Dr. Simone Bagel-Trah,  Dr.  sc.  nat.  Michael  Kaschke, member of the Executive  Board  of  Carl  Zeiss  AG,  Oberkochen  (Germany)  and Thierry Paternot, Operating Partner, Duke Street Capital,  Paris   (France)  were newly elected to the Supervisory Board.

Elections to the Shareholders' Committee Dr. Paul Achleitner, Dr. Simone Bagel-Trah, Stefan Hamelmann,  Dr.  h.c.  Ulrich Hartmann, Dr. h.c. Christoph Henkel, Konstantin von Unger, Karel  Vuursteen  and Dipl.-Ing. Albrecht Woeste  were  re-elected  to  the  Shareholders' Committee. Newly elected to the Shareholders' Committee were Prof. Dr.  Ulrich  Lehner  and Werner Wenning, Chairman of the Board of   Management  of  Bayer  AG,  Leverkusen (Germany). Formerly, Wenning had been a  member  of  the  Supervisory  Board  of Henkel KGaA since 2003.

Amendments to the Articles of Association Effective the end of the Annual General Meeting,  Henkel  Management  AG  joined Henkel KGaA as its sole personally  liable  partner.  The  sole  shareholder  of Henkel Management AG is Henkel KGaA. The Management Board of  Henkel Management AG is made up of the members of the former  Management   Board  of  Henkel  KGaA, with the exception of Prof. Dr.  Lehner.   The  amendments  to  the  Articles  of Association resulting from this measure were  ratified  by  the  Annual  General Meeting. The company name has been changed from "Henkel KGaA" to  "Henkel  AG  & Co. KGaA".

Kasper Rorsted succeeds Ulrich Lehner Having reached the internally agreed age of retirement, today Prof.  Dr.  Ulrich Lehner resigned his post as Chairman of the Management  Board  of  Henkel  KGaA. His successor is Kasper Rorsted (46) who was  appointed  Vice  Chairman   of  the Management Board back in January 2007. Kasper Rorsted will, in  future,  be  the Chairman of the Management Board of Henkel Management AG. In  welcoming  him  to his new post, Ulrich Lehner said: "I am delighted  to  have  in  Mr.  Rorsted  a successor in whose hands I am convinced Henkel will prosper." 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   Adhesives  Technologies  - and ranks among the  Fortune  Global  500 companies.  In  fiscal  2007,  Henkel generated sales of 13,074 million euros and operating profit  of  1,344  million euros. Our 58,000 employees worldwide are dedicated to fulfilling our  corporate claim, "A Brand like a Friend," and  ensuring  that  people  in  more than  125 countries can trust in brands and technologies from Henkel.

Press Contact:

Lars Witteck                                  Wulf Klüppelholz
Phone: +49-211-797-2606                 Phone: +49-211-797-1875
Fax: +49-211-798-9208                    Fax: +49-211-798-9208

Henkel AG & Co. KGaA

Head of Corporate Communications Ernst Primosch, Corporate Vice President

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Further inquiry note:
Heike Ambaum
Tel.: +49 (0)211 797-2942
E-Mail: heike.ambaum@henkel.com

Branche: Consumer Goods
ISIN:      DE0006048432
WKN:        604843
Index:    DAX, CDAX, HDAX, Prime All Share
Börsen:  Börse Frankfurt / regulated dealing/prime standard
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