ABB shareholders approve all board proposals

Zurich, Switzerland, April 25, 2013 – Shareholders of ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, have approved all proposals submitted by the Board of Directors to the company's annual general meeting in Zurich today.

All eight members of the Board were re-elected for another annual term. The Board of Directors re-elected Hubertus von Grünberg to the position of Chairman of the Board.

Shareholders voted for a payout of 0.68 Swiss francs per share for 2012, an increase of almost 5 percent compared to the prior year. They also approved the annual report, the consolidated financial statements and the annual financial statements for 2012.

The event was the 25th annual meeting of shareholders since ASEA and BBC merged in 1988 to form ABB.

“We are proud of what we have accomplished,” Von Grünberg said in his speech. “ABB stands after 25 years for one of the few examples of a successful international corporate merger. Today, we are a global market leader in most business fields related to power and automation technologies.”

A total of 986 shareholders attended the annual general meeting and 57.5 percent of the total share capital was represented.

ABB ( is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 145,000 people.

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