Pernod Ricard: Combined General Meeting of 9 November 2012

  Pernod Ricard: Combined General Meeting of 9 November 2012

  *Dividend: €1.58 per share
  *Renewal of the directorships of Martina Gonzalez-Gallarza, Pierre
    Pringuet, Alexandre Ricard, Wolfgang Colberg and César Giron
  *Appointment of Ian Gallienne as Director

Board of Directors’ meeting of 9 November 2012

  *Renewal of Pierre Pringuet’s terms of office as Vice-Chairman of the Board
    and Chief Executive Officer
  *Renewal of Alexandre Ricard’s term of office as Deputy Chief Executive
    Officer

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PARIS -- November 09, 2012

RegulatoryNews:

Combined General Meeting of 9 November 2012

Today, Pernod Ricard’s (Paris:RI) shareholders held their Combined General
Meeting (ordinary and extraordinary sessions), chaired by Danièle Ricard,
Chairman of the Board of Directors, to approve the 2011/2012 consolidated and
parent company financial statements for the year ended 30 June 2012 and to
vote on the resolutions submitted for their approval.

Dividend: 10% increase to €1.58 per share

The shareholders set the cash dividend at €1.58 per share for the 2011/12
financial year, which is an increase of 10% compared to that of the previous
year. An interim dividend payment of €0.72 per share having been paid on 5
July 2012, the balance amounting to €0.86 per share will be detached on 14
November 2012 and paid on 19 November 2012.

Ratification, Renewal, Appointment of Directors:

Martina Gonzalez-Gallarza

The General Meeting ratified the co-option as Director of Martina
Gonzalez-Gallarza, as decided at the Board of Directors’ meeting of 25 April
2012 to replace Rafaël Gonzalez-Gallarza following the latter’s resignation.
Martina Gonzalez-Gallarza was appointed for the remainder of her predecessor’s
directorship, namely until the close of this General Meeting. Martina
Gonzalez-Gallarza’s directorship was subsequently renewed for a further term
of two years by the General Meeting.

Pierre Pringuet

The General Meeting renewed the term of Pierre Pringuet for a further term of
four years.

Alexandre Ricard

The General Meeting ratified the co-ption as Director of Alexandre Ricard, as
decided at the Board of Directors’ meeting of 29 August 2012 to replace
Patrick Ricard. Alexandre Ricard was appointed for the remainder of Patrick
Ricard’s directorship, namely until the close of this General Meeting.
Alexandre Ricard’s directorship was subsequently renewed for a further term of
four years by the General Meeting.

Wolfgang Colberg

The General Meeting renewed Wolfgang Colberg’s directorship for a further term
of four years.

César Giron

The General Meeting renewed César Giron’s directorship for a further term of
four years.

Ian Gallienne

The General Meeting appointed Ian Gallienne as Director to replace Gérald
Frère, following the latter’s resignation for personal reasons, with effect
from this General Meeting. Ian Gallienne was appointed for a term of two
years.

Board of Directors’ meeting of 9 November 2012

The Board of Directors, meeting today at the close of the General Meeting,
unanimously decided, on the recommendation of the Appointments Committee, to
renew Pierre Pringuet’s terms of office as Vice-Chairman of the Board of
Directors and Chief Executive Officer.

The Board of Directors also renewed, as proposed by Pierre Pringuet, Alexandre
Ricard’s term of office as Deputy Chief Executive Officer.

BIOGRAPHIES

Madame Martina Gonzalez-Gallarza

Ms. Martina Gonzalez-Gallarza is a graduate of the ICADE Jesuit Business
School in Madrid and holds a PhD in Marketing from Valencia University. From
1991 to 1992, she worked in the Marketing Department of KP Foods (part of the
British United Biscuits Group). She then pursued her career in the academic
world and held various functions in the Faculty of Business Studies at the
Universidad Politecnica of Valencia, notably as Director of the Marketing
Department and in charge of the International Bureau. In 2004, she was
appointed Dean of the Faculty of Business Studies at the Catholic University
of Valencia. Since November 2008, Ms. Martina Gonzalez-Gallarza has been
researcher in consumer behaviour and a lecturer in international masters
programmes (MBA) and other diplomas in the Marketing Department of Valencia
University.

In addition, Ms Martina Gonzalez-Gallarza is a member of the Spanish Marketing
Association and the French Marketing Association.

Monsieur Ian Gallienne

Mr Ian Gallienne has been Managing Director of Groupe Bruxelles Lambert since
2012. He graduated in Management and Administration, with a major in Finance,
from the ESDE School in Paris and obtained an MBA from INSEAD in
Fontainebleau. From 1998 to 2005, he was Manager of the private equity funds
Rhone Capital LLC in New York and London. In 2005 he founded the private
equity funds Ergon Capital Partners I, II and III, of which he was Managing
Director until 2012.

He has been a Director of Groupe Bruxelles Lambert since 2009, of Imerys since
2010 and of Lafarge since 2011.

The Nominations Committee determined that Mr Ian Gallienne fully meets the
independence criteria set by the AFEP-MEDEF Code, to which the Company refers.

The Annual General Meeting was broadcast live and can now be viewed in both
French and English on the www.pernod-ricard.com website.

Shareholders’ agenda:
Americas Conference call -  Thursday 13 December 2012
2011/12 half-year sales and results – Thursday 14 February 2013

About Pernod Ricard

Pernod Ricard is the world’s co-leader in wines and spirits with consolidated
sales of €8,215 million in 2011/12. Created in 1975 by the merger of Ricard
and Pernod, the Group has undergone sustained development, based on both
organic growth and acquisitions: Seagram (2001), Allied Domecq (2005) and Vin
& Sprit (2008). Pernod Ricard holds one of the most prestigious brand
portfolios in the sector: ABSOLUT Vodka, Ricard pastis, Ballantine’s, Chivas
Regal, Royal Salute and The Glenlivet Scotch whiskies, Jameson Irish whiskey,
Martell cognac, Havana Club rum, Beefeater gin, Kahlúa and Malibu liqueurs,
Mumm and Perrier-Jouët champagnes, as well Jacob’s Creek, Brancott Estate
(formerly Montana), Campo Viejo and Graffigna wines. Pernod Ricard employs a
workforce of nearly 18,800 people and operates through a decentralised
organisation, with 6 “Brand Companies” and 75 “Market Companies” established
in each key market. Pernod Ricard is strongly committed to a sustainable
development policy and encourages responsible consumption. Pernod Ricard’s
strategy and ambition are based on 3 key values that guide its expansion:
entrepreneurial spirit, mutual trust and a strong sense of ethics.

Pernod Ricard is listed on the NYSE Euronext exchange (Ticker: RI; ISIN code:
FR0000120693) and is a member of the CAC 40 index.

Contact:

Pernod Ricard
Jean TOUBOUL, +33 (0)1 41 00 41 71
Financial Communication – Investor Relations VP
or
Stéphanie SCHROEDER, +33 (0)1 41 00 42 74
External Communications Deputy Director
or
Alison DONOHOE, +33 (0)1 41 00 42 14
Investor Relations
or
Florence TARON, +33 (0)1 41 00 40 88
Press Relations Manager
 
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