PARIS, June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
The Annual General Meeting of Compagnie de Saint-Gobain shareholders was held today in Paris. Shareholders present or represented at the meeting held an aggregate 62.57% of the outstanding shares. All the resolutions were adopted.
The term of office as director of Mr. Pierre-André de Chalendar was renewed by the Annual General Meeting.
Shareholders also approved the payment of a dividend of €1.24 per share (unchanged from the previous year), with payment of 50% in cash, and the option for the shareholder of receiving the remaining 50% in cash or reinvesting it in new shares of Company stock. Shareholders who choose to reinvest their dividend should notify their bank or broker between June 11 and the close of business on June 25. The price of the new shares issued upon reinvestment of the dividend will be € 36.89 after applying the maximum 10% discount. The ex-dividend date will be June 11 and the dividend will be paid or the shares delivered as from July 4, 2014.
A webcast of the Annual General Meeting and the results of the vote on each resolution will be available on the Company's website (http://www.saint-gobain.com) from June 6.
The Board reappointed Mr. Pierre-André de Chalendar as Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of Compagnie de Saint-Gobain.
Saint-Gobain, the world leader in the habitat and construction markets, designs, manufactures and distributes building materials, providing innovative solutions to the challenges of growth, energy efficiency and environmental protection. With 2013 sales of €42.0 billion, Saint-Gobain operates in 64 countries and has nearly 190,000 employees. For more information about Saint-Gobain, please visit http://www.saint-gobain.com.
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