Annual Shareholders' Meeting of Daimler AG approves dividend of €2.20 per share

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BERLIN,  April 10, 2013  /PRNewswire/ -- At the Annual Shareholders' Meeting of
Daimler AG in  Berlin  on Wednesday, the shareholders approved the distribution
of a dividend for the year 2012 of €2.20 per share (prior year: €2.20). The
total dividend payout amounts to €2,349 million.  

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The Annual Shareholders' Meeting also reelected Ms.  Sari Baldauf  and Dr. 
Juergen Hambrecht  as members of the Supervisory Board representing the
shareholders for a further five years. Furthermore, the Annual Shareholders'
Meeting elected Ms.  Andrea Jung  for the first time as a member of the
Supervisory Board for five years.  

The members of the Supervisory Board representing the employees were elected in
March and their period of office begins with the end of the 2013 Annual
Shareholders' Meeting. The members reelected are  Erich Klemm,  Michael Brecht, 
Juergen Langer  and  Joerg Spies.  Elke Toenjes-Werner  and  Wolfgang Nieke 
were elected for the first time as members representing the employees. The
members of the Supervisory Board representing the trade unions are  Joerg
Hofmann  (as before) and  Sabine Maassen  (a new member).  Valter Sanches 
continues to be a member of the Supervisory Board of Daimler AG on the employee
side as a trade union member from outside  Germany. Dr.  Frank Weber  was
elected to the Supervisory Board for the first time and represents the senior
management for the next five-year period. The newly elected members  Elke
Toenjes-Werner  and  Sabine Maassen  are the first female members of the
Supervisory Board representing the employees. Elections for the Supervisory
Board members of the employee side are held every five years.

The actions of the members of the Board of Management were ratified by 98.62% of
the votes cast and the actions of the members of the Supervisory Board were
ratified by 98.60% of the votes cast.  

The Annual Shareholders' Meeting was held at the Berlin Trade Fair Center
(Berliner Messe) and was attended by approximately 5,000 shareholders and
shareholder representatives (prior year: 5,700). 28.63% of the share capital was

The dividend will be paid out on  April 11, 2013  to all shareholders who held
Daimler shares on  April 10, 2013.

Further information from Daimler is available at:  and

This document contains forward-looking statements that reflect our current views
about future events. The words "anticipate," "assume," "believe," "estimate,"
"expect," "intend," "may," "plan," "project," "should" and similar expressions
are used to identify forward-looking statements. These statements are subject to
many risks and uncertainties, including an adverse development of global
economic conditions, in particular a decline of demand in our most important
markets; a worsening of the sovereign-debt crisis in the euro zone; a
deterioration of our funding possibilities on the credit and financial markets;
events of force majeure including natural disasters, acts of terrorism,
political unrest, industrial accidents and their effects on our sales,
purchasing, production or financial services activities; changes in currency
exchange rates; a shift in consumer preference towards smaller, lower margin
vehicles; or a possible lack of acceptance of our products or services which
limits our ability to achieve prices as well as to adequately utilize our
production capacities; price increases in fuel or raw materials; disruption of
production due to shortages of materials, labor strikes, or supplier
insolvencies; a decline in resale prices of used vehicles; the effective
implementation of cost-reduction and efficiency-optimization measures; the
business outlook of companies in which we hold a significant equity interest;
the successful implementation of strategic cooperations and joint ventures;
changes in laws, regulations and government policies, particularly those
relating to vehicle emissions, fuel economy and safety; the resolution of
pending governmental investigations and the conclusion of pending or threatened
future legal proceedings; and other risks and uncertainties, some of which we
describe under the heading "Risk Report" in Daimler's most recent Annual Report.
If any of these risks and uncertainties materialize, or if the assumptions
underlying any of our forward-looking statements prove incorrect, then our
actual results may be materially different from those we express or imply by
such statements. We do not intend or assume any obligation to update these
forward looking statements. Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the
date on which it is made.

About Daimler
Daimler AG is one of the world's most successful automotive companies. With its
divisions Mercedes-Benz Cars, Daimler Trucks, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Daimler Buses
and Daimler Financial Services, the Daimler Group is one of the biggest
producers of premium cars and the world's biggest manufacturer of commercial
vehicles with a global reach. Daimler Financial Services provides financing,
leasing, fleet management, insurance and innovative mobility services. The
company's founders, Gottlieb Daimler and  Carl Benz, made history with the
invention of the automobile in the year 1886. As a pioneer of automotive
engineering, Daimler continues to shape the future of mobility today: The
Group's focus is on innovative and green technologies as well as on safe and
superior automobiles that appeal to and fascinate its customers. For many years
now, Daimler has been investing continually in the development of alternative
drive systems with the goal of making emission-free driving possible in the long
term. So in addition to vehicles with hybrid drive, Daimler now has the broadest
range of locally emission-free electric vehicles powered by batteries and fuel
cells. This is just one example of how Daimler willingly accepts the challenge
of meeting its responsibility towards society and the environment. Daimler sells
its vehicles and services in nearly all the countries of the world and has
production facilities on five continents. Its current brand portfolio includes,
in addition to the world's most valuable premium automotive brand,
Mercedes-Benz, the brands smart, Freightliner, Western Star, BharatBenz, Fuso,
Setra and Thomas Built Buses. The company is listed on the stock exchanges of 
Frankfurt  and  Stuttgart  (stock exchange symbol DAI). In 2012, the Group sold
2.2 million vehicles and employed a workforce of 275,000 people; revenue totaled
€114.3 billion and EBIT amounted to €8.6 billion.

SOURCE  Daimler Corporate Communications

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