DANONE: 2011 Annual General Meeting of Danone
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Paris, April 28th 2011
2011 Annual General Meeting of Danone
Danone's shareholders voted in favour of all resolutions during the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (AGM) that was held today.
60.50% of Danone's outstanding total share capital was present or represented at the AGM.
The AGM notably approved the statutory and consolidated financial statements 2010 as well as the proposed dividend of € 1.30 per share payable in cash. The ex-dividend date is set on Tuesday 10 May 2011 and the dividend 2010 will be payable from Friday 13 May 2011 onwards.
In addition, the AGM approved the appointment of Mrs Isabelle Seillier and Mr Jean-Michel Severino as members of the Board of Directors, the proposed renewal of all the mandates of the members of the Board of Directors that were presented for renewal, as well as all financial authorizations.
The presentations, an overview of the voting results per resolution and an integral video webcast of the AGM will be available on Danone's corporate website (www.finance.danone.com) from Friday 29 April 2011 onwards.
One of the fastest-growing food companies in the world, Danone is present in over 120 countries on five continents. Its mission is to bring health through food to as many people as possible. In 2010 Danone had more than 160 production plants and around 100,000 employees, generating sales of €17 billion, of which half were in emerging markets. The group holds top positions in healthy food through four businesses: it ranks no. 1 worldwide in Fresh Dairy Products, no. 2 in Bottled Water and Baby Nutrition, and is Europe's no. 1 Medical Nutrition company. Listed on Euronext Paris, Danone is a component stock of leading social responsibility indexes including the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes DJSI Stoxx and DJSI World, ASPI Eurozone and the Ethibel Sustainability Index.
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