Report of the Annual General Shareholders’ Meeting - Approval of a gross dividend of EUR 2.50 per share

26/06/2019 - 17:45 | Financier

Today Gimv held its Annual General Meeting (AGM). 39.25% of the shares were represented (9 980 857 shares). The AGM approved the gross dividend (coupon no. 26) of EUR 2.50 per share (EUR 1.75 net).

Gimv realised a net profit (part of group) of EUR 112.1 million in financial year 2018-2019 (EUR 4.41 per share). Today, the AGM accepted the Board of Directors’ proposal to pay a gross dividend of EUR 2.50 (EUR 1.75 net) per share. This corresponds to a gross dividend yield of 5% on the closing price of the Gimv-share at the end of March 2019.

This dividend will be payable on 3 July 2019. As principal paying agent for the payment of the dividend for the financial year 2018-2019 has been appointed: KBC Bank, Havenlaan 2, 1080 Brussels.

In addition the AGM also accepted the proposal to pay a categorised profit premium for financial year 2018-2019. This premium amounts to EUR 1.34 million and will be allocated to all Belgian employees of the Company.

The financial statements for financial year 2018-2019 have been approved. The AGM also granted discharge to the directors and to the statutory auditor in respect of the exercise of their duties under their term of office that ended on 31 March 2019.

The AGM approved the renewal of the mandates of Ms Hilde Laga, Mr Marc Descheemaecker, Mr Karel Plasman, Mr Geert Peeters and Ms Brigitte Boone as director of the Company on recommendation of the Vlaamse Participatiemaatschappij NV.

The AGM also approved the appointment of BDO Bedrijfsrevisoren as auditor of the Company, with Mr David Lenaerts and Ms Veerle Catry as company auditors and as permanent representatives.

Financial calendar

  • Ex-date of the 2018-2019 dividend (coupon no. 26): 1 July 2019
  • Record date of the 2018-2019 dividend (coupon no. 26): 2 July 2019
  • Payment date of the 2018-2019 dividend (coupon no. 26): 3 July 2019
  • Announcement of 1H 2019-2020 results (period 01/04/2019-30/09/2019): 21 November 2019
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