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High net worth individuals and business owners globally are optimistic and looking for opportunities to invest as markets rebound in 2019, according to UBS Global Wealth Management's new quarterly Investor Sentiment survey.
Shareholders confirmed the re-election of the Chairman and the members of the Board of Directors. They elected William C. Dudley and Jeanette Wong as new members of the Board. They approved the payment of an ordinary dividend of CHF 0.70 per share, an increase compared with the previous year. They approved the proposals relating to the remuneration of the members of the Board of Directors and the Group Executive Board and accepted the Compensation Report 2018. 1,254 shareholders attended the meeting, representing 2,174,560,674 votes.
UBS delivered resilient first-quarter 2019 results compared with a very strong prior-year quarter, which also benefitted from a USD 241m pension credit.
UBS invites you to the presentation of its first quarter results on Thursday, 25 April 2019. They will be presented by Sergio P. Ermotti, Group Chief Executive Officer, Kirt Gardner, Group Chief Financial Officer, Martin Osinga, Global Head of Investor Relations ad interim, and Hubertus Kuelps, Group Head of Communications & Branding.
Jeanette Wong and William C. Dudley are nominated for election to the Board of Directors of UBS Group AG at the Annual General Meeting. Ann F. Godbehere and Michel Demaré will not stand for re-election after 10 years of Board membership. The UBS Group AG Board of Directors intends to propose to shareholders an ordinary dividend of CHF 0.70 per share for the financial year 2018, an increase of 8% compared with the previous year.