Annual General Meeting approves Board's proposals

Sika AG / Annual General Meeting approves Board's proposals . Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE. The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. The shareholders of Sika AG approved all proposals put forward by the Board of Directors at the Annual General Meeting of April 12, 2011. At the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders of April 12 in Cham, the shareholders of Sika AG approved the Annual Report, the annual financial statements and the consolidated financial statements for the 2010 business year. Furthermore, the shareholders accepted the proposal of the Board of Directors to pay a dividend and to make a nominal value repayment for the 2010 business year. A gross dividend of CHF 45.00 (unchanged from previous year) per share is to be paid to holders of bearer shares, and a gross dividend of CHF 7.50 (unchanged from previous year) per share is to be paid to holders of registered shares. The ex-date is April 14, the record date April 18, and the value date April 19, 2011. Moreover, the Annual General Meeting approved a nominal value repayment to shareholders. The share capital is thereby reduced from CHF 22 861 602.00 to CHF 1 524 106.80. The nominal value of the bearer shares is thus reduced from CHF 9.00 to CHF 0.60 and the nominal value of the registered shares from CHF 1.50 to CHF 0.10. If the transaction proceeds according to schedule, the nominal value repayment is expected to be made on July 13, 2011. Urs F. Burkard was re-elected for a further three-year term of office. The Annual General Meeting also elected Monika Ribar, CEO of Panalpina AG, Basel, and member of the Board of Directors of Logitech International SA, Romanel/Morges, to the Board of Directors for the first time. All other proposals of the Board of Directors were also approved. Sika AG Contact: Dominik Slappnig Zugerstrasse 50 Corporate Communications & Investor Relations CH-6341 Baar, Switzerland Tel.: +41 58 436 68 21 Fax: +41 58 436 68 50 Sika AG Corporate Profile Sika AG, located in Baar, Switzerland, is a globally active specialty chemicals company. Sika supplies the building and construction industry as well as manufacturing industries (automotive, bus, truck, rail, alternative energies, building components). Sika is a leader in processing materials used in sealing, bonding, damping, reinforcing and protecting load-bearing structures. Sika's product lines feature high-quality concrete admixtures, specialty mortars, sealants and adhesives, damping and reinforcing materials, structural strengthening systems, industrial flooring as well as roofing and waterproofing systems. Worldwide local presence in 74 countries and some 13 500 employees link customers directly to Sika and guarantee the success of all partners. Sika generates annual sales of CHF 4.4 billion. Visit our website The media release can be downloaded from the following link: --- End of Message --- Sika AG Zugerstrasse 50 Baar WKN: 858573;ISIN: CH0000587979; Media Release: This announcement is distributed by Thomson Reuters on behalf of Thomson Reuters clients. The owner of this announcement warrants that: (i) the releases contained herein are protected by copyright and other applicable laws; and (ii) they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein. Source: Sika AG via Thomson Reuters ONE [HUG#1505700]