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Generational change at KWS Annual Shareholders’ Meeting

Generational change at KWS Annual Shareholders’ Meeting

Einbeck, December 6, 2022: At today’s Annual Shareholders’ Meeting, the shareholders of KWS SAAT SE & Co. KGaA (ISIN: DE0007074007) passed the proposals for the management of all agenda items with clear majorities. As in the previous year, the dividend payout for the 2021/2022 fiscal year amounts to €0.80 per share.

KWS posts significant growth in the first quarter - outlook raised

KWS posts significant growth in the first quarter - outlook raised

Einbeck, 14 November 2022

  • Strong business with cereals and rapeseed drives growth in the first quarter
  • KWS Group net sales up 21%
  • Significant improvement in EBIT and EBITDA
  • Sales forecast raised to 10-12% (previously: 7-9%)

KWS launches licensing “TraitWay” to promote innovation in plant breeding

KWS launches licensing “TraitWay” to promote innovation in plant breeding

Einbeck, October 07, 2022: Sharing innovation on fair and reasonable conditions while ensuring adequate Intellectual Property (IP) protection is key for the continuous development of better performing plant varieties. To foster this belief, seed specialist KWS has launched a website providing information on available native traits as well as a simple process to obtain licenses.

KWS reports on successful fiscal year 2021/2022 and expects further growth

KWS reports on successful fiscal year 2021/2022 and expects further growth

Einbeck, September 27, 2022:

  • Sales increased significantly by more than 17% to EUR 1.54 billion
  • Strong growth of EBITDA (+9%) and EBIT (+13%)
  • Net income and earnings per share at previous year's level
  • Dividend proposal 2022: €0.80 (0.80) per share
  • Forecast 2022/2023 (KWS Group):
    Sales increase of 7 – 9%, EBIT margin: 10 – 11%, R&D ratio: 18 – 20%

Expansion continues in Einbeck: Construction work for the new building has started

Expansion continues in Einbeck: Construction work for the new building has started

Einbeck, September 9, 2022: The plant breeding company KWS is further expanding its headquarters in Einbeck and starting one of the largest single construction projects ever at the location. Work on the approximately 13,000-square-meter building for processing and storing breeding material has now begun. The planned investment volume totals more than €40 million.

KWS training program begins successfully in 2022 with 37 new apprentices

KWS training program begins successfully in 2022 with 37 new apprentices

Einbeck, August 10, 2022: Thirty-seven young people began their apprenticeships at KWS on August 1. The majority of the career-starters will work in Einbeck, while others will have positions at the Berlin, Petkus, Wohlde, Klein Wanzleben, Wetze and Seligenstadt locations. The new apprentices will receive training to become industrial clerks, industrial sales representatives in wholesale and export management, plant technologists, industrial mechanics and technicians for industrial electronics engineering. In addition, five students are beginning their dual-study programs in business administration and business informatics.

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About KWS

KWS is one of the world’s leading plant breeding companies. Over 5,000 employees* in more than 70 countries generated net sales of around €1.5 billion in the fiscal year 2021/2022. A company with a tradition of family ownership, KWS has operated independently for 165 years. It focuses on plant breeding and the production and sale of seed for corn, sugarbeet, cereals, vegetables, oilseed rape and sunflower. KWS uses leading-edge plant breeding methods to continuously improve yield for farmers and plants’ resistance to diseases, pests and abiotic stress. To that end, the company invested more than €285 million last fiscal year in research and development.

* excl. seasonal workforce

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