Geneva, 21 March 2013 – The Annual General Meeting of Givaudan SA, the world leader in fragrances and flavours, took place on 21 March 2013. It was attended by 324 shareholders or proxies, representing 4’208’724 shares (45.58% of a total of 9’233’586 registered shares).
The Annual General Meeting approved the annual report and annual accounts for 2012 with 99.59% of votes and discharged the members of the Board of Directors with 97.77% of votes.
With 94.74% of votes, it also approved on a consultative basis the company’s compensation policy.
The Annual General Meeting approved a distribution to the shareholders of CHF 36.00 per share. The total amount of this distribution will be made out of reserves for additional paid-in capital which Givaudan shows in its balance sheet as per the end of 2012.
The AGM approved the removal of article 3c (contribution in kind and acquisition of assets) from Givaudan SA's articles of Incorporation.
Ms Irina du Bois and Mr Peter Kappeler have been re-elected in individual elections, for a term of one and three years respectively, in accordance with the Articles of Incorporation.
Deloitte SA was re-elected as auditors for the financial year 2013.
For further information please contact:
Peter Wullschleger, Givaudan Investor and Media Relations
Chemin de la Parfumerie 5
T +41 22 780 9093
F +41 22 780 9090