On 6th April 2023, CLIQ held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Düsseldorf. As it was our first AGM that was held at a physical location since 2019, we were excited to welcome our investors in person and share CLIQ Digital’s full-year 2022 results and positive outlook for the upcoming year.

Before we dive into the day itself, we want to give a brief explanation of what an AGM is. As a stock-listed company, CLIQ is legally obliged to hold an Annual General Meeting in accordance with German law. This yearly event informs shareholders about the company’s financial performance in the preceding year and provides them with an opportunity to vote on current issues such as board appointments, executive compensation, dividend payments, and the selection of financial auditors.

CLIQ’s AGM, typically held in Düsseldorf, where our headquarters is located, went virtual between 2019 and 2022 due to the pandemic. This year’s return to a physical location allowed for a more personalised and branded experience and enabled real-life connections among investors and employees. Our dedicated AGM team set up an engaging environment with many opportunities for shareholders to learn more about CLIQ.

In the morning, investors arrived at the event location and were welcomed with coffee and bites. While the CLIQ team was getting ready to start the meeting, investors mingled and got into conversation with one another.

The meeting started at 10:00 CET and was opened by Dr. Mathias Schlichting, Chairman of CLIQ’s Supervisory Board. He provided investors with a general overview of the structure of the meeting and matters that could be voted on. CEO Luc Voncken followed with a presentation in which he explained CLIQ’s successful business model and answered some common questions about the company. Afterwards, CLIQ’s annual report got presented to the shareholders, sparking excitement and enthusiasm for the upcoming year.

After the presentations, shareholders could ask all kinds of questions regarding CLIQ and its business operations, which the board answered. Finally, to finish the meeting, the shareholders voted on the issues at hand.

Most notably, the shareholders approved the board’s proposal of a dividend payment of 1.79 € per share, the largest dividend in CLIQ’s history, which is a sign of the shareholders’ confidence in the company and the board.

Additionally, the shareholders also approved the appointment of Nathalie Nijhuis-Lam to CLIQ’s supervisory board. Nathalie is Head of Global Sponsorship and Lead Inclusion & Diversity Marketing Transformation at Phillips and is a highly accomplished marketing professional. We are excited to introduce her and the work she is doing in our upcoming blog articles soon, so keep your eyes open!

Finally, a big thank you goes to all colleagues who participated in the planning and execution of the event, as well as the Tech and Service teams that supported us so greatly. Together they made our AGM a great event! And of course, we would also like to thank our shareholders for their continued support and trust in CLIQ. Here’s to a bright future!

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