The combined general meeting of Groupe Eurotunnel SA held today 26 April 2012 in Coquelles (France) brought together 60% 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 8 cents of a euro per share, being double the amount of last year’s dividend, and ratified the appointment and approved the reappointment of Mrs. Colette Lewiner and Lord Peter Levene.
The board of directors comprises almost 30% of women members and is international in its composition (36% of directors are not French) with over 50% 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.
After the general meeting, the Board resolved to award 310 shares free of charge to each of the 3,556 Group employees. This award complements the award of 200 shares free of charge made last year.
Jacques Gounon, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Groupe Eurotunnel, 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/2012-agm/