2019 Annual General Meeting –
WISeKey Shareholders Approve All Agenda Items
Zurich, Switzerland, 21 May 2019 – WISeKey International Holding Ltd (“WISeKey” or the “Company”) (SIX: WIHN) a leading global cybersecurity, Blockchain and IoT company, today announced that its shareholders approved all items on the agenda of WISeKey’s 2019 Annual General Meeting held today in Zurich, Switzerland.
Among other things, shareholders re-elected all serving members of the Board of Directors who stood for re-election. Carlos Moreira was re-elected as Chairman of the Board. David Fergusson, Philippe Doubre and Maryla Shingler Bobbio were re-elected as members of the Nomination & Compensation Committee.
Shareholders of WISeKey also approved all other proposals submitted by the Board, including:
- 2018 Annual Report and the 2018 audited consolidated and statutory financial statements of the Company;
- The carry forward of the Company’s accumulated net earnings;
- The discharge of all members of the Board of Directors and the Executive Management from liability for their activities during the fiscal year 2018;
- 2018 compensation report, and the Board of Directors’ and Executive Management’s total compensation (in an advisory vote), as required under Swiss law and the Articles of Association for the period until the 2020 AGM; and,
- Re-election of BDO SA as the Company’s audit firm for an additional one-year period.
Carlos Moreira, Chairman of the Board, stated, “I would like to thank our valued shareholders for their continued trust, support and the confidence they have placed in us. I would also like to thank all members of our board for their commitment and dedication to WISeKey.”
WISeKey (SIX Swiss Exchange: WIHN) is a leading global cybersecurity company currently deploying large scale digital identity ecosystems for people and objects using Blockchain, AI and IoT respecting the Human as the Fulcrum of the Internet. WISeKey Microprocessors Secures the pervasive computing shaping today’s Internet of Everything. WISeKey IoT has an install base of over 1.5 billion microchips in virtually all IoT sectors (connected cars, smart cities, drones, agricultural sensors, anti-counterfeiting, smart lighting, servers, computers, mobile phones, crypto tokens etc.). WISeKey is uniquely positioned to be at the edge of IoT as our semiconductors produce a huge amount of Big Data that, when analyzed with Artificial Intelligence (AI), can help industrial applications to predict the failure of their equipment before it happens.
Our technology is Trusted by the OISTE/WISeKey’s Swiss based cryptographic Root of Trust (“RoT”) provides secure authentication and identification, in both physical and virtual environments, for the Internet of Things, Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence. The WISeKey RoT serves as a common trust anchor to ensure the integrity of online transactions among objects and between objects and people. For more information, visit www.wisekey.com.
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