All resolutions proposed to SUEZ Shareholders’ Meeting, which took place on May 10th, 2017 under the chairmanship of Gérard Mestrallet, were adopted. 68.40% of shareholders took part in the Shareholders’ Meeting.
Gérard Mestrallet, Chairman of the Board of Directors, recalled the Group’s strategy and presented the activity of the Board of Directors. The Chairmen of the Committees of the Board of Directors presented the activity of each Committee.
Jean-Louis Chaussade, Chief Executive Officer of SUEZ, presented the performance and highlights of 2016 to the shareholders and the acquisition of GE Water at the beginning of 2017.
The Shareholders' Meeting approved the distribution of a €0.65 per share cash dividend. The ex-dividend date is May 15th, 2017, with a payment date on May 17th, 2017.
The ratification of the cooptation of Mr. Francesco Caltagirone as a director was approved by the Shareholders Meeting. Therefore, the Board of Directors is now composed of 19 members, including 50% of independent1 directors and 42.1% of women.
Finally, The Shareholders’ Meeting renewed all the financial authorizations granted to the Board of Directors.
The webcast of the Shareholders’ Meeting, presentations and results of the voting on resolutions are available on SUEZ’s website.
1 50% of independent directors without taking into account the employee directors and the employee shareholder director, pursuant to the AFEP-MEDEF code, i.e. 8 independent directors.