All resolutions submitted to SUEZ Shareholders’ Meeting, which took place on May 17th, 2018 under the chairmanship of Gérard Mestrallet, were adopted. 71.23 % 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. Chairwomen and Chairmen of the Board’s Committees presented the activity of each Committee.
Jean-Louis Chaussade, Chief Executive Officer of SUEZ, presented the highlights of the past year, in particular the new Business Unit, Water Technologies and Solutions created after GE Water’s acquisition. He also presented the performance for 2017 as well as the performance for the beginning of 2018 and the outlooks for 2018.
The Shareholders' Meeting approved the distribution of a €0.65 per share cash dividend. The ex-date is May 22nd, 2018, with a payment date on May 24th, 2018.
The appointment of two new directors, Ms. Brigitte Taittinger-Jouyet and Mr. Franck Bruel as well as the renewal of the directorships of Ms. Judith Hartmann, Messrs Francesco Caltagirone, Pierre Mongin and Guillaume Pepy were approved by the Shareholders’ Meeting. Therefore, the Board of Directors is composed of 19 members, including 50% of independent1 directors and 42% of women.
Eventually, 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 can be found on SUEZ’s website (www.suez.com).
May 22nd, 2018: ex-date for dividend
May 24th, 2018: dividend payment date
July 26th, 2018: publication of the 1st half 2018 results.
1 50% of independent Directors without taking into account the employee director and the employee shareholder director, pursuant to the AFEP-MEDEF code, i.e. 8 independent directors.
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