DGAP-News: SHW AG / Key word(s): AGM/EGM/Dividend2016-05-11 / 10:14The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.---------------------------------------------------------------------------PRESS RELEASE SHW AG: Annual General Meeting resolves dividend payment of EUR 1.00 per share   - Efficiency programmes successfully implemented in Powder Metallurgy  - Further progress in establishment and expansion of international plants    in North America and China  - Chairman of the Supervisory Board confirmed in officeAalen, 11 May 2016. "The SHW of the future will be more efficient, more international and continue to exploit its high innovation potential," said the Company's Chief Executive Officer, Dr Frank Boshoff, in welcoming the shareholders present at SHW AG's fifth ordinary Annual General Meeting in Heidenheim. "We have established the basis for capital-efficient growth to compete on our own merits in the years to come. The earnings performance inthe fourth quarter of 2015 and the first quarter of 2016 confirm theorientation and the effectiveness of our strategy."SHW AG realised Group sales of EUR 463.5 million in the fiscal year 2015 (previous year: EUR 430.0 million). Adjusted consolidated income before interest, tax and depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA adjusted) improved by 7 per cent, from EUR 40.6 million to EUR 43.5 million. At EUR 14.4 million, the reported net income for the year exceeded the previous year's figure of EUR 10.7 million by 34 per cent. Earnings per share came to EUR 2.26 (previous year: EUR 1.83). The previous year focused on two different topics: internationalisation andimplementation of efficiency programmes. The establishment of a jointventure with the Chinese brake disc producer Shandong Longji Machinery Co.,Ltd. represented the Brake Discs business segment's first key step outsideof Europe. In its Pumps and Engine Components business segment, SHW AG wonits first contracts in North America and China, including for a NorthAmerican automobile manufacturer's global engine platform. It has thussuccessfully re-entered the North American market. In China, the Companyhas been nominated by a Chinese automobile manufacturer as a seriessupplier of transmission oil pumps for the first time. This is a fieldoffering strong growth potential for SHW.Up until the end of the first quarter of 2016, implementation of productivity- and capacity-boosting measures was on the agenda. The Companyhas thus now established the basis for a continuous improvement inprofitability in its Pumps and Engine Components business segment. In the first quarter of 2016, its EBITDA margin increased to 10.1 per cent (previous year: 9.4 per cent), with Group sales of EUR 106.6 million (previous year: EUR 117.0 million).Looking ahead to the future, Dr Boshoff emphasised: "We will continue to consistently strengthen our international locations, further leverage our innovation leadership through ground-breaking product solutions and continuously improve our product, process and service quality. Another crucial measure to improve our competitiveness is the planned establishmentof a plant in eastern Europe. We will make a decision on this location inthe remainder of the second quarter of 2016."Draft resolutions adopted with large majoritiesAs proposed by the Management Board and the Supervisory Board of SHW AG, the distribution of a dividend of EUR 1.00 per share has been resolved. This represents a payout ratio of 44.9 per cent of the Group's net income for the year in the fiscal year 2015.The re-election of the six-member Supervisory Board was featured on the agenda of the Annual General Meeting for the first time since the Company'sinitial public offering in 2011. The Chairman of the Supervisory Board,Georg Wolf, his deputy, Christian Brand, and Prof. Jörg Ernst Franke,Kristin Hegner-Cordes and Edgar Kühn were confirmed in their offices. EugenMaucher was elected to the body as a replacement for the previousSupervisory Board member Frank-Michael Meißner.The other draft resolutions of the Management Board and the Supervisory Board were passed with large majorities. Details of the voting results for the individual items on the agenda of the Annual General Meeting may also be found on the Company's website at http://shw.de/cms/en/investor_relations/annual_general_meetings/agm_2016/. About SHWThe Company was established in 1365 making it one of the oldest industrial companies in Germany. Today, SHW AG is a leading automotive supplier providing products that make a substantial contribution to reducing fuel consumption and, consequently, to lowering CO2 emissions. In its Pumps and Engine Components business segment, the SHW Group develops and produces pumps for passenger vehicles and industry applications (e.g., trucks, agricultural and construction vehicles, stationary engines and wind farms) as well as engine components. The Brake Discs business segment develops andproduces monobloc ventilated brake discs made of cast iron and compositebrake discs made of a combination of an iron friction ring and an aluminiumpot. The SHW Group's customers include renowned automotive manufacturers,manufacturers of commercial, agricultural, and construction vehicles aswell as other suppliers to the automotive industry. Currently, the SHWGroup has four production sites in Germany located in Bad Schussenried,Aalen-Wasseralfingen, Tuttlingen-Ludwigstal and Neuhausen ob Eck, one sitein Brazil (Sao Paulo) and China (Kunshan) and has a sales and developmentcentre in Toronto, Canada. Besides, SHW Automotive GmbH also holds a 51 percent interest in the joint venture SHW Longji Brake Discs (LongKou) Co.,Ltd., in LongKou, China. With just over 1,250 employees, the Companygenerated Group sales in fiscal year 2015 of EUR 463 million. Furtherinformation is available at: www.shw.deContact person Michael SchicklingHead of Investor Relations & Corporate Communications SHW AGTelephone: +49 (0) 7361 502 462Email: michael.schickling@shw.deFuture-oriented statementsThis press release contains certain future-oriented statements that are based on current assumptions and forecasts made by the management of SHW AG. Various known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors may lead to the actual results, financial position, development or performance of the company deviating considerably from the appraisals specified here. The company assumes no obligation to update future-oriented statements of this nature or adapt them to future events or developments.NoteThis announcement is for information purposes only and does neither constitute an offer to sell, purchase, exchange or transfer any securities nor a solicitation of any offer to sell, purchase, exchange or transfer anysecurities.The securities referred to herein have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act") and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an exemption from registration under the Securities Act. SHW AG does not intend to register any securities referred to herein under the Securities Act or with any securities regulatory authority of any state or other jurisdiction in the United States in connection with this announcement. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------2016-05-11 Dissemination of a Corporate News, transmitted by DGAP - aservice of EQS Group AG.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.The DGAP Distribution Services include Regulatory Announcements,Financial/Corporate News and Press Releases.Media archive at www.dgap-medientreff.de and www.dgap.de---------------------------------------------------------------------------   Language:    English                                                       Company:     SHW AG                                                                     Wilhelmstrasse 67                                                          73433 Aalen                                                                Germany                                                       Phone:       +49 7361 502-1                                                Fax:         +49 7361 502-674                                              E-mail:      ir@shw.de                                                     Internet:    www.shw.de                                                    ISIN:        DE000A1JBPV9                                                  WKN:         A1JBPV                                                        Listed:      Regulated Market in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Regulated                  Unofficial Market in Berlin, Dusseldorf, Stuttgart                  End of News    DGAP News Service