Saint-Gobain: Annual General Meeting of June 6, 2013
PARIS, June 6, 2013
PARIS, June 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
The Annual General Meeting of Compagnie de Saint-Gobain shareholders was held
today in Paris. Shareholders present or represented at the meeting held an
aggregate 67.74 % of the outstanding shares. All the resolutions were adopted.
Mr. Jean-Martin Folz and Mr. Gilles Schnepp were re-elected to the Board. Ms.
Agnès Lemarchand, Ms. Pamela Knapp and Mr. Philippe Varin were elected as
directors (to replace respectively Mr. Gerhard Cromme, Mr. Jean-Cyril Spinetta
and Mr. Michel Pébereau).
Pamela Knapp, a graduate of Freie Universität Berlin and Harvard University,
is Chief Financial Officer, responsible for Central Services and a member of
the Management Board of GfK SE. She previously worked at the Siemens
Corporation, first as Head of the Corporate Development Executives Department,
then as Chief Financial Officer of the Power Transmission & Distribution
Group. She was a member of Group Executive Management. Ms. Knapp also serves
on the Supervisory Board and Finance and Audit Committee of PSA Peugeot
Citroën and on the Board of Directors of Hostettler, Kramasch & Partner
Holding AG (HKP).
Agnès Lemarchand is Executive Chairman of Steetley Dolomite Ltd. She holds
degrees from Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Paris and the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, as well as an MBA from INSEAD. She
previously worked at the Lafarge Group, first as Director of Strategy at
Lafarge Specialty Materials, then as Chief Executive Officer of Lafarge Chaux.
Ms. Lemarchand is a member of the Board of Directors of CGG Veritas and of the
Supervisory Boards of Areva, Siclaé and Mersen.
Philippe Varin, Chairman of the Managing Board of PSA Peugeot Citroën, is a
graduate of Ecole Polytechnique and Ecole des Mines de Paris. Before joining
PSA Peugeot Citroën, he served as Senior Executive President, Aluminum and
Member of the Executive Committee of Péchiney, as well as Chief Executive
Officer of European steel manufacturer Corus. Mr. Varin is also a director of
Faurecia and Chairman of Cercle de l'Industrie.
Shareholders also approved the payment of a dividend of €1.24per
share(unchanged from 2011) and the option to reinvest the dividend in new
shares of Company stock. Shareholders who choose to reinvest their dividend
should notify their bank or broker between June 12 and the close of business
on June 26. The price of the new shares issued upon reinvestment of the
dividend will be € 28.12, after applying the maximum 10 % discount. The
ex-dividend date will be June 12 and the dividend will be paid or the shares
delivered as fromJuly 5,2013.
A webcast of the Annual General Meeting and the results of the vote on each
resolution will be
available on the Company's website (http://www.saint-gobain.com) from June 7.
More about Saint-Gobain
Saint-Gobain, the world leader in the habitat and construction markets,
designs, manufactures and distributes building materials, providing innovative
solutions to the challenges of growth, energy efficiency and environmental
protection. With 2012 sales of €43.2 billion, Saint-Gobain operates in 64
countries and has nearly 193,000 employees. For more information about
Saint-Gobain, please visithttp://www.saint-gobain.com.
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