Pernod Ricard : Combined Shareholders’ Meeting of 6 November 2013
*Renewal of Ms Danièle Ricard’s term of office as Chairwoman of the Board
of Directors during the Board of Directors held after the Combined
*Renewal of the directorships of Ms Danièle Ricard, Mr Laurent Burelle,
Mr Michel Chambaud, Mr Anders Narvinger and of Société Paul Ricard
represented by Mr Paul-Charles Ricard
*Favourable opinion on the elements of compensation due or granted to
Ms Danièle Ricard, Chairwoman of the Board of Directors, Mr Pierre
Pringuet, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive
Officer and Mr Alexandre Ricard, Deputy Chief Executive Officer & Chief
*Amendment of the bylaws: determination of the appointment process for
Directors representing employees
*Dividend: € 1.64 per share
PARIS -- November 6, 2013
Pernod Ricard (Paris:RI):
Press release - Paris, 6November 2013
Combined Shareholders’ Meeting of 6 November 2013
Pernod Ricard’s shareholders held their Combined Shareholders’ Meeting
(ordinary and extraordinary) today, chaired by Danièle Ricard, Chairwoman of
the Board of Directors, to approve the 2012/2013 consolidated and parent
company financial statements for the year ended 30 June 2013 and to vote on
the resolutions submitted to their approval.
Dividend: 4% increase to €1.64 per share
The shareholders set the cash dividend at €1.64 per share for the 2012/13
financial year, which is an increase of 4% compared to that of the previous
year. An interim dividend payment of €0.79 per share having been paid on 5
July 2013, the balance amounting to €0.85 per share will be detached on 12
November 2013 and paid on 15 November 2013.
Renewal of Directors
The Shareholders’ Meeting renewed the directorships of Ms Danièle Ricard, Mr
Laurent Burelle, Mr Michel Chambaud and Société Paul Ricard, represented by Mr
Paul-Charles Ricard, for a term of four years. In order to allow the staggered
renewal of the Board of Directors, the directorship of
Mr Anders Narvinger was renewed for a term of two years.
Favourable opinion on the elements of compensation due or granted in respect
of the 2012/2013 financial year to each Executive Director
Pernod Ricard’s shareholders gave a favourable opinion on the elements of
compensation due or granted in respect of the past financial year to Ms
Danièle Ricard, Chairwoman of the Board of Directors, Mr Pierre Pringuet, Vice
Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer and Mr
Alexandre Ricard, Deputy Chief Executive Officer & Chief Operating Officer.
Amendment of the bylaws: determination of the appointment process of the
Directors representing employees
The shareholders approved the amendment of the Company bylaws in order to
determine the appointment process of the Directors representing employees in
accordance with the law of 14 June 2013 relating to the protection of
employment. Thus, the first Director representing employees will be appointed
by the group committee (France) and the second by the European works council.
Board of Directors’ meeting of 6 November 2013 (post Meeting)
The Board of Directors, meeting today at the close of the Shareholders’
Meeting, unanimously decided, on the recommendation of the Nominations and
Governance Committee, to renew
Ms Danièle Ricard’s term of office as Chairwoman of the Board of Directors.
The Combined Shareholders’ Meeting was broadcasted live and can now be viewed
in both French and English on the www.pernod-ricard.com website.
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About Pernod Ricard
Pernod Ricard is the world’s co-leader in wines and spirits with consolidated
sales of €8,575 million in 2012/13. 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,
Campo Viejo and Graffigna wines. Pernod Ricard employs a workforce of nearly
19,000 people and operates through a decentralised organisation, with 6 “Brand
Companies” and 80 “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.
Pernod Ricard Contacts
Jean Touboul, +33 (0)1 41 00 41 71
Financial Communication – Investor Relations VP
Sylvie Machenaud, +33 (0)1 41 00 42 74
Director External Communications
Alison Donohoe, +33 (0)1 41 00 42 14
Carina Alfonso Martin, +33 (0)1 41 00 43 42
Press Relations Manager
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