Ordinary and Extraordinary Shareholders\' Meeting of April 25, 2013
PR Newswire/Les Echos/
PARIS, APRIL 25, 2013
Imerys' Ordinary & Extraordinary Shareholders' Meeting held today
* 2012 Financial statements approved, EUR1.55 dividend per share to be paid out as from May 13, 2013
* Approval of all resolutions
APPROVAL OF 2012 FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
At the Ordinary & Extraordinary General Meeting held today, the shareholders approved the statutory and consolidated financial statements for 2012, which report a net income from current operations, Group share, of EUR310.3 million, up + 2.3% compared with 2011.
The Shareholders' General Meeting approved the allocation of the Company's 2012 earnings and the distribution of a EUR1.55 dividend per share, a + 3.3% increase from financial 2011. This dividend will be paid out as from May 13, 2013.
The other resolutions adopted by the Ordinary & Extraordinary Shareholders' Meeting particularly concern: * the renewal, for a period of three years, of the terms of office as Director of Mrs. Fatine Layt, as well as Mr. Ian Gallienne, Mr. Robert Peugeot, Mr. Olivier Pirotte and Mr. Amaury de Seze; * the ratification of the cooptation of Mrs. Marion Guillou as Director for a period of three years; * the appointment of Mrs. Marie-Françoise Walbaum, as new Director, for a period of two years; * the renewal, in favor of the Board of Directors, of the authorization for the Company to buy back its own shares; * the renewal, in favor of the Board of Directors, of all the customary financial authorizations to increase share capital by the issuance of shares or securities, with or without preferential subscription rights for existing shareholders; * the renewal, in favor of the Board of Directors, of all the specific authorizations for the purposes of reserving a capital increase, or issuing stock warrants, entailing the waiver by existing shareholders of their preferential subscription rights, for the benefit of employees and/or corporate officers.
On this occasion, Mr. Jacques Drijard was warmly thanked for his dedication to the Group during all those 43 years, as well as Mr. Jean Monville and Mr. Pierre-Jean Sivignon for their contribution to the work of the Board and its Committees.
Financial agenda 2013
July 30 1st half 2013 results October 30 3rd quarter 2013 results
These dates are given for information only and may be updated on the Group's website www.imerys.com under Finance / Financial Agenda.
Availability of information
The press release is available from the Group's website www.imerys.com and can be accessed from the home page in the News section.
The world leader in mineral-based specialty solutions for industry, with EUR 3.9 billion revenue and 16,000 employees in 2012, Imerys transforms a unique range of minerals to deliver essential functions (heat resistance, mechanical strength, conductivity, coverage, barrier effect, etc.) that are essential to its customers' products and manufacturing processes.
Whether mineral components, functional additives, process enablers or finished products, Imerys' solutions contribute to the quality of a great number of applications in consumer goods, industrial equipment or construction. Combining expertise, creativity and attentiveness to customers' needs, the Group's international teams constantly identify new applications and develop high value-added solutions under a determined approach to responsible development. These strengths enable Imerys to develop through a sound, profitable business model.
More comprehensive information about Imerys may be obtained from its Internet website (www.imerys.com) under Regulated Information, particularly in its Registration Document filed with Autorité des marchés financiers on March 21, 2013 under number D.13-0195 (also available from the Autorité des marchés financiers website, www.amf-france.org). Imerys draws the attention of investors to chapter 4, "Risk Factors", of its Registration Document.
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