Mannheim, 6 May 2013 - CropEnergies AG, Mannheim, will propose to the annual general meeting on 30 July 2013 that the dividend be increased to EUR 0.20 (previous year: 0.18) per share and that a further EUR 0.06, i.e. a total of EUR 0.26 (0.18) per share, be paid out on account of the particularly good earnings situation in the 2012/13 financial year.
The supervisory board, at its meeting on 6 May 2013, approved this proposal by the executive board.
Based on an unchanged 85.0 million shares issued, this represents a total dividend payout of EUR 22.1 (previous year: 15.3) million.
The full report for the 2012/13 financial year will be published on 7 May 2013 and will then be available for download from www.cropenergies.com.
Ensuring mobility in a climate friendly way - today and in the future - is CropEnergies' business. Founded in Mannheim, Germany, in 2006, the young and dynamically growing member of the Südzucker Group is one of the leading European manufacturers of sustainably produced bioethanol for the fuel sector today. With its three modern production facilities in Germany, Belgium, and France as well as trading offices in the USA and Brazil, CropEnergies produces approximately 700,000 cubic meters of bioethanol per year. They mainly replace petrol and reduce CO2 emissions by up to 70 percent. With this, CropEnergies has established itself successfully as a bioethanol pioneer in a major emerging market.
In addition to the efficient production of bioethanol, CropEnergies is mainly characterized by the innovative co-product concept: The raw materials which are used such as cereals and sugar beets are completely utilized. As a result, 500,000 tonnes of high-quality protein food and animal feed products are manufactured every year out of the non-fermentable components of the raw materials.
Through advanced technology and innovation CropEnergies contributes to ensure a sustainable mobility from renewable sources today and in the future through its main product bioethanol: mobility - sustainable. renewable.
The CropEnergies AG stock (ISIN DE000AOLAUP1) has been listed at the regulated market (Prime Standard) at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange since 2006.