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secunet Security Networks AG: Annual General Meeting 2021

[Essen / Germany, 12 May 2021] secunet Security Networks AG (ISIN DE0007276503, WKN 727650), leading German provider of high-quality, trustworthy IT security and IT security partner of the Federal Republic of Germany, successfully held its Annual General Meeting today.

Attendance at the Annual General Meeting, which was conducted as a virtual meeting on the basis of the German Act to Mitigate the Consequences of the COVID-19 Pandemic (COVID-19 AuswBekG), was 87.3% of the share capital. Approval of the items on the agenda was more than 97% in each case. The resolution on the appropriation of profits, which provides for the distribution of a dividend of 2.54 euros per no-par value share entitled to a dividend (previous year: 1.56 euros), was approved with 99.9% of the votes.

“We have continued on our growth path: For the seventh time in a row, we achieved record results in terms of both revenue and EBIT," said Axel Deininger, CEO of secunet Security Networks AG. "This confirms our chosen course and enables us to once again increase the dividend for our shareholders and equally invest in future growth.”

In his speech, Axel Deininger also confirmed the forecast for the current 2021 financial year published on 20 April 2021, which envisages revenues of around 330 million euros and earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) of 59 million euros. He comments: "The COVID-19 pandemic is acting as a catalyst for digitalisation and awareness of IT security has increased significantly. We are seeing high demand for our IT security solutions."

The voting results of the Annual General Meeting are available on the company’s website under The Company / Investor Relations / Annual General Meeting. Next date in the financial calendar: Publication of the Half-year Financial Report as at 30 June 2021, on 11 August 2021.