Press release

ABB Shareholders Approve All Proposals at Annual General Meeting

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The shareholders re-elected Peter Voser as member and Chairman of the
Board. Jacob Wallenberg, Matti Alahuhta, Gunnar Brock, David Constable,
Frederico Fleury Curado, Lars Förberg, Jennifer Xin-Zhe Li, Geraldine
Matchett, David Meline and Satish Pai were re-elected for another term.

The shareholders supported a tenth consecutive dividend increase to CHF
0.80 per share, up from CHF 0.78 last year. The dividend payment in
Switzerland is planned for May 8, 2019. The shareholders also approved
the management report, the consolidated financial statements and the
annual financial statements for 2018.

Furthermore, shareholders approved in a binding vote the maximum
aggregate compensation of the Board of Directors for the 2019–2020 term
of office and of the Executive Committee for the 2020 financial year. In
addition, in a non-binding vote the shareholders voted in favor of the
compensation report for 2018. Shareholders also approved the renewal of
authorized share capital.

A total of 767 shareholders attended the Annual General Meeting,
representing 79.86 percent of the total share capital with a right to

The final results of the Annual General Meeting will be published on
later today.

ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a pioneering technology leader with a
comprehensive offering for digital industries. With a history of
innovation spanning more than 130 years, ABB is today a leader in
digital industries with four customer-focused, globally leading
businesses: Electrification, Industrial Automation, Motion, and Robotics
& Discrete Automation, supported by its common ABB Ability™ digital
platform. ABB’s market leading Power Grids business will be divested to
Hitachi in 2020. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about
147,000 employees.