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Report of the general shareholders' meeting and extraordinary general shareholders' meeting
General shareholders' meeting approves gross dividend of EUR 2.45 per share
Gimv is paying a gross dividend of EUR 2.45 per share (EUR 1.8375 net) in respect of the financial year 2010-2011
Gimv realised a net profit (part of group) of EUR 135.2 million in the financial year 2010-2011. The general shareholders' meeting accepted today the board of directors' proposal to pay a gross dividend of EUR 2.45 (EUR 1.8375 net) per share. Gimv will be paying this dividend on 7 July 2011 (coupon no. 18). This corresponds to a gross dividend yield of 6.3% on the average stock price of the Gimv-share during the 2010-2011 financial year.
In addition, the financial statements for the 2010-2011 financial year have been approved. The general shareholders' meeting also granted discharge to the directors and to the statutory auditor in respect of the exercise of their duties under their term of office that ended on 31 March 2011.
The general shareholders' meeting also approved the appointment of the following new directors for a period of four years, until the closing of the general shareholders' meeting of 2015: Mrs. Christine Van Broeckhoven, Mr. Johan Van den Driessche and Mr. Francis Vanderhoydonck. A brief curriculum vitae of the proposed new directors can be found at www.gimv.com (About Gimv/ Corporate Governance/Board of Directors). In addition, the general shareholders' meeting approved the re-appointment of Mrs. Martine Reynaers.
The board of directors had their meeting after the general shareholders' meeting and decided to appoint Urbain Vandeurzen as Chairman of the board of Gimv.
Extraordinary general shareholders' meeting
As the quorum required for the extraordinary general shareholders' meeting was not reached on May 26 2011, the extraordinary general shareholders' meeting also took place today. In this extraordinary general shareholders' meeting the existing authorization of the board of directors regarding the authorised capital was extended to the possibility of providing an optional stock dividend and the external representation of the company by the executive committee was extended. Furthermore, the articles of association were amended to reflect the new legislation on the exercise of certain rights of shareholders in listed companies. These changes will only become effective as from January 1, 2012. Finally, the required quorum for the extraordinary general shareholders' meeting in respect of the merger between Gimv and VIM was not reached, so a new extraordinary general shareholders' meeting will be held on July 19, 2011.
- Ex-date for dividend FY 2010-2011 (coupon no. 18) 4 July 2011
- Record-date for dividend FY 2010-2011 (coupon no.18) 6 July 2011
- Payment date for dividend FY 2010-2011 (coupon no.18) 7 July 2011
- Extraordinary general meeting 19 July 2011
- Business update first quarter FY 2011-2012 (period 01/04/2011-30/06/2011) 20 July 2011
- Half year results FY 2011-2012 (period 01/04/2011-30/09/2011) 17 November 2011
The following bank was assigned as main paying agent for the payment of the dividend over FY 2010-2011: KBC Bank, Havenlaan 2, 1080 Brussels.
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