Heerlen, NL, 29 Apr 2016, 18:00 CEST
The Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (AGM) took place on Friday 29 April 2016 at DSM’s head office in Heerlen, the Netherlands.
The shareholders or shareholder representatives attending the meeting represented 55.41% of the issued share capital entitled to vote. There is one vote per share and all the resolutions were approved.
The Managing Board elucidated the Annual Report for 2015.
The implementation in 2015 of the remuneration policy for the Managing Board was discussed.
The Financial Statements for 2015 were adopted.
The reserve policy and dividend policy were elucidated.
The dividend per ordinary share to be paid for 2015 being €1.65 was declared. The final dividend (€1.10) to be made available in cash or ordinary shares, at the option of the shareholder was adopted.
The reserve policy and dividend policy were explained.
The dividend per ordinary share to be paid for 2016 being €1.75 was declared.
The members of the Managing Board were released from liability in respect of their managerial activities; the release relates to the data revealed by the annual accounts and/or otherwise communicated to the General Meeting before the annual accounts were approved.
The members of the Supervisory Board were released from liability in respect of their supervisory role; the release relates to the data revealed by the annual accounts and/or otherwise communicated to the General Meeting before the annual accounts were approved.
Mrs. Eileen Kennedy was reappointed as a member of the Supervisory Board.
Mrs. Victoria Haynes was reappointed as a member of the Supervisory Board.
Mr. Pradeep Pant was appointed as a member of the Supervisory Board.
The proposed increase of the remuneration of the Supervisory Board was adopted.
The period during which the Managing Board is authorized to issue ordinary shares was extended.
The period during which the Managing Board is authorized to limit or exclude the preferential right when issuing ordinary shares was extended.
Authorization was granted to the Managing Board to have the company repurchase own shares.
The meeting resolved to reduce the issued capital by cancellation of own shares up to a maximum of the number that is or will be bought by the company.