Harley-Davidson, Inc. Conducts Annual Shareholder Meeting
Shareholders Elect Four Directors
Board Selects Barry Allen as Chairman
Board Approves Cash Dividend for Second Quarter 2009
“We take great pride in the heritage of our company,” Ziemer said. “And in the context of today’s economic environment, we’re especially proud of the fundamental durability of Harley-Davidson and the remarkable resilience that our people have demonstrated repeatedly over the past 106 years.”
During today’s meeting, the Company announced that the Harley-Davidson Board of Directors has elected current Director
“On behalf of the entire Board and the Company’s shareholders, we thank Jeff for his commitment and many contributions to Harley-Davidson over the years,” said Allen. “It is a true honor to follow him as Chairman of this great company.”
Shareholders elected four directors at the meeting. Elected as directors to serve until the 2012 annual meeting of shareholders were
The Board of Directors approved a cash dividend of
Shareholders ratified Ernst & Young as the Company’s auditor for 2009; and approved the Harley-Davidson, Inc. 2009 incentive stock plan. Shareholders also approved a non-binding shareholder proposal to reorganize the Board of Directors into one Class, elected annually. The Company said the Board would consider the matter at an upcoming meeting.
Presiding over his last meeting as CEO,
Harley-Davidson, Inc. is the parent company for the group of companies doing business as Harley-Davidson Motor Company (HDMC), Buell Motorcycle Company (Buell), MV Agusta and Harley-Davidson Financial Services (HDFS). Harley-Davidson Motor Company produces heavyweight custom, touring and cruiser motorcycles. Buell produces American sport performance motorcycles. MV Agusta produces premium, high-performance sport motorcycles sold under the MV Agusta(R) brand and lightweight sport motorcycles sold under the Cagiva(R) brand. HDFS provides wholesale and retail financing and insurance programs primarily to Harley-Davidson and Buell dealers and customers.
Web site: http://www.harley-davidson.com
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