VINCI: Shareholders’ General Meeting of 16 April 2013
*Approval of all resolutions
*Dividend: final dividend payment of €1.22 per share in cash or new shares
on 22 May 2013
*Renewal of the appointment of a director
*Nomination of two directors
RUEIL MALMAISON, France -- April 16, 2013
VINCI’s (Paris:DG) Combined Shareholders’ General Meeting of 16 April 2013
approved all the resolutions submitted to it. The result of the shareholders’
votes will be available shortly on the Group’s website at www.vinci.com.
Under ordinary business, the Shareholders’ General Meeting also approved the
consolidated and parent company financial statements for the year ended 31
December 2012 and decided to pay a dividend of €1.77 per share in respect of
that year. Since an interim dividend of €0.55 per share was paid in November
2012, the final dividend will be €1.22, payable in cash or new shares at a
price of €32.51 per share.
The ex-date for the final dividend payment is 23 April 2013. Payment of the
final dividend in cash or new shares will take place on 22 May 2013.
Under ordinary business, the Shareholders’ General Meeting approved the
renewal of the appointment of Mr Michael Pragnell as a director for a period
of four years as well as the nomination of Mrs Yannick Assouad and Mrs
Graziella Gavezotti to the board of directors for a period of four years.
These nominations lift the percentage of women on VINCI’s board of directors
from 15.4% to 30.8%.
Mr Michael Pragnell is a graduate of St John’s College, Oxford and INSEAD. In
1968, he joined Courtaulds Ltd where he held positions in marketing and sales.
In 1974, he joined First National Bank of Chicago in the international
department in New York. From 1975 to 1995, Mr Pragnell held various positions
within the Courtaulds group: International Paint plc (1975–1985), Chief
Executive Officer of National Plastics (1985–1986), Chief Executive Officer of
International Paint plc (1986–1992) and Chief Financial Officer (1992–1994) of
Courtaulds plc, where he was appointed to the Board of Directors in 1990. From
1995 to 2000, he was Chief Executive Officer of Zeneca Agrochemicals and a
member of the Executive Committee of Zeneca plc (now known as AstraZeneca
plc), and was appointed to its Board of Directors in 1997. From 1996 to 1999,
he was Director of David S Smith plc and of Advanta BV (Netherlands). In 2000,
Mr Pragnell was appointed as the founding Chief Executive Officer and Chairman
of the Executive Committee of Syngenta AG, where he was also a founding member
of the Board of Directors. From 2002 to 2005, he was Chairman of CropLife
Mme Yannick Assouad is a graduate of the Institut National des Sciences
Appliquées and the Illinois Institute of Technology. While working as an
instructor at CIEFOP Paris, she joined Thomson CSF in 1986, where she was head
of the thermal and mechanical analysis group until 1998. From 1998 to 2003, Ms
Assouad served first as Technical Director and then as Chief Executive Officer
of Honeywell Aerospace, before being appointed Chairman of Honeywell SECAN. In
2003, she joined Zodiac Aerospace, initially as Chief Executive Officer of
Intertechnique Services, a post she held until 2008. Ms Assouad was then
selected to create Zodiac Aerospace’s Services business segment, which she
headed until 2010, when she was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the
group’s Aircraft Systems segment.
Mme Graziella Gavezotti is a graduate of the Università di Comunicazione e
Lingue (IULM) and has a degree in psychology from the University Rijeka (class
of 1991). She worked for Jacques Borel Group, Gemeaz and Accor, before joining
Edenred where she developed the Ticket Restaurant business in Italy. Since
June 2012, she has been head of Edenred’s Southern Europe area, which includes
Italy, Spain, Portugal, Turkey and Greece.
This press release is available in French and English on VINCI’s website at
Maxence NAOURI, +33 1 47 16 31 82
Christopher WELTON, +33 1 47 16 45 07
Thomas GUILLOIS, +33 1 47 16 33 46
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