The combined Annual General Meeting of Groupe Eurotunnel SE (Paris:GET) took place in Marcq-en-Barœul, France, today, Thursday 27 April 2017. The quorum of the 220,000 shareholders present or represented meant that this year reached a historical level with more than 71% of the voting shares participating.
All of the resolutions put forward by the board were approved overwhelmingly by the meeting1. The resolutions relating to the increase of the dividend and the remuneration of the chief executive directors were approved with more than 99% and more than 98% of the votes respectively.
After approving the accounts, the AGM of Groupe Eurotunnel SE voted for a dividend payment of €0.26 per share, an increase of 18% compared to last year, equivalent to a payment of €143 million, and ratified the appointment of Mrs. Corinne Bach as an independent director.
The rate of independence of the Board of Directors is 82% and its feminisation rate is 45%
Jacques Gounon, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Groupe Eurotunnel SE, stated: “I would like to thank all our shareholders who year after year demonstrate their interest in the life of our company and who, through the clarity of their votes and their loyalty, continue to support the Group’s long term strategy.”
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1 The detail of the votes for each resolution will be published on the group’s website under Combined AGM for Groupe Eurotunnel SE: http://www.eurotunnelgroup.com/uk/shareholders-and-investors/general-meetings/2017-AGM/