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KWS’ Annual Shareholders’ Meeting adopts higher dividend

KWS’ Annual Shareholders’ Meeting adopts higher dividend

EInbeck, December 02, 2021: The shareholders of KWS SAAT SE & Co. KGaA (ISIN: DE0007074007) approved the resolutions proposed by management for all items on the agenda by a clear majority at today’s virtual Annual Shareholders’ Meeting. The dividend for fiscal 2020/2021 has been increased to €0.80 (previous year: €0.70) a share.

KWS grows at a fast pace in the first quarter

KWS grows at a fast pace in the first quarter

Einbeck, November 18, 2021: The KWS Group (ISIN: DE0007074007) increased its net sales by 20% to €220.8 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2021/2022. The KWS Group’s key figures for EBITDA, EBIT and net income for the period are typically negative in the first quarter, but they improved year over year. Due to the strongly seasonal nature of our business, the first quarter (July 1 to September 30) contributes only around 15% of KWS’ total net sales for the fiscal year.

KWS successfully completes fiscal year 2020/2021 and increases dividend

KWS successfully completes fiscal year 2020/2021 and increases dividend

Einbeck, October 20, 2021: The KWS Group (ISIN: DE0007074007) achieved net sales growth of approximately 2% to €1.31 billion in fiscal year 2020/2021. The key figures EBIT and EBITDA were at the level of the previous year; net income and earnings per share recorded a significant increase.

Generational change at KWS

Generational change at KWS

EInbeck, October 20, 2021: At this year’s Annual Shareholders’ Meeting, seed specialist KWS will be initiating a generational change to be implemented in several steps. Continuity, family tradition and expertise are the focus of the future Supervisory and Executive Board line-ups.

KWS opens new segment in oilseed-rape breeding

KWS opens new segment in oilseed-rape breeding

Einbeck October 11, 2021: KWS has entered a new segment in oilseed-rape breeding by developing varieties that are less susceptible to the cabbage-stem flea beetle, according to the highly respected French research institute Terres Inovia. Independent studies from the institute came to this conclusion for the first time in June 2020 for the oilseed-rape variety Feliciano KWS. An additional variety, Allesandro KWS, has now been added to the KWS portfolio. Found by researchers to have a clear connection between the variety's genetics and reduced larval infestation, Allesandro KWS will be sold for the next growing season in Germany.

Announcement: KWS Annual Press Conference 2021

Announcement: KWS Annual Press Conference 2021

Einbeck October 11, 2021: On the publication of the financial results for 2020/2021, KWS will hold a virtual press conference on Wednesday, October 20, 2021, from 10:00 am to around 11:30 am (ECT).
Eva Kienle (Chief Financial Officer) and Dr. Hagen Duenbostel (Executive Board Spokesperson) will present the KWS Group's annual financial results, give an overview of our strategic projects and provide an outlook for the current fiscal year.

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About KWS

KWS is one of the world’s leading plant breeding companies. Around 6,000 employees in 70 countries generated net sales of around €1.3 billion in fiscal 2020/2021. 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, rapeseed and sunflowers. 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 €250 million last fiscal year in research and development.

* All figures excluding the shares of the equity-accounted companies AGRELIANT GENETICS LLC., AGRELIANT GENETICS INC. and KENFENG – KWS SEEDS CO., LTD.

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