FEBRUARY 4, 2009--ISRA Vision (Darmstadt, Germany; www.isravision.com), a global supplier of industrial image-processing and surface-inspection systems, is maintaining its policy of dividend continuity even in the current uncertain economic environment.
The company's supervisory board and executive board have decided to propose a dividend of EUR 0.15 per share at the general meeting taking place on March 24, 2009. Subject to approval of the general meeting, ISRA will thus distribute EUR 0.15 per share to shareholders for the third time in a row.
Enis Ersü, chairman of the board, explains, "ISRA is a successful, solidly financed company which continued its profitable growth in the last fiscal year. We want to use this fixed annual dividend payout to further incite long-term private shareholders to invest. We continue our policy of a fixed dividend payout in order to reinforce our strategy of sustainable, long-term value enhancement." He continues, "We are convinced that there are also opportunities in this global economic crisis... We want to identify these opportunities and take advantage of our potential."
ISRA management plans to release a detailed forecast for the current 2008/2009 fiscal year in a few weeks.