The combined general meeting of Groupe Eurotunnel SA held today Wednesday 15 May 2013 in Coquelles (France) brought together 62.68% of the capital of the company.
All resolutions put to shareholders by the board of directors were approved by an overwhelming majority1.
The ordinary general meeting of Groupe Eurotunnel SA, having approved the statutory and consolidated financial statements, approved the distribution of a dividend of 12 cents of a euro per share, being a 50% increase of last year’s dividend, and ratified the appointment of Mrs. Perrette Rey as an independent director.
With this appointment, the board of directors comprises almost 40% of women members and international members in its composition. With over 70% of board members being independent, the board of directors of Groupe Eurotunnel SA is thus following the best practice recommended by the Afep/Medef corporate governance code.
Jacques Gounon, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Groupe Eurotunnel SA, stated:
« I would like to thank all shareholders who, through their clearly expressed vote and their loyalty, support the long-term strategy of the Group and show their interest in the life of our business. »
- A detailed breakdown of votes resolution by resolution will shortly be available on the page of the group’s website dedicated to the combined general meeting of Groupe Eurotunnel SA : http://www.eurotunnelgroup.com/uk/shareholders-and-investors/general-meetings/2013-agm/