Amsterdam, 24 April 2014 - Heineken N.V. announced today that its Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (AGM) has adopted all proposals on the agenda of the AGM of Heineken N.V. The most important resolutions are listed below.
The AGM approved the dividend proposal for the year 2013 of EUR 0.89 per share. As an interim dividend of EUR 0.36 was paid on 3 September 2013, the final dividend will be EUR 0.53 per share. The final dividend will be made payable on Thursday 8 May 2014. Heineken N.V. shares will be quoted ex-dividend on Monday 28 April 2014.
Long Term variable award plan performance measures
The AGM approved the proposal to replace Organic Gross Profit beia Growth with Organic Revenue Growth. This will take effect from the start of the 2014-2016 Long Term variable award plan.
Appointment External Auditor
The AGM approved the proposal to appoint Deloitte Accountants B.V. as external auditor for a period of three years (financial statements 2015-2017).
Re-appointment of Supervisory Board Members
The AGM re-appointed Messrs. J.A. Fernández Carbajal and J.G. Astaburuaga Sanjinés and Mrs. A.M. Fentener van Vlissingen as members of the Supervisory Board, for the maximum period of four years.
Appointment of Supervisory Board Member
The AGM appointed Mr. J.M. Huët as member of the Supervisory Board for the maximum period of four years.
At the end of the AGM Mr. J.M. de Jong stepped down as member of the Supervisory Board.
The voting results per agenda item of the AGM of Heineken N.V. of 24 April 2014 can be found on the HEINEKEN website: www.theHEINEKENcompany.com/agm as of close of business on 25 April 2014.
Christine van Waveren
Financial Communications Manager
Investor and analyst enquiries
Director of Investor Relations
HEINEKEN is a proud, independent global brewer committed to surprise and excite consumers with its brands and products everywhere. The brand that bears the founder`s family name - Heineken® - is available in almost every country on the globe and is the world`s most valuable international premium beer brand. The Company`s aim is to be a leading brewer in each of the markets in which it operates and to have the world`s most valuable brand portfolio. HEINEKEN wants to win in all markets with Heineken® and with a full brand portfolio in markets of choice. The Company is present in over 70 countries and operates more than 165 breweries. HEINEKEN is Europe`s largest brewer and the world`s third largest by volume. HEINEKEN is committed to the responsible marketing and consumption of its more than 250 international premium, regional, local and specialty beers and ciders. These include Heineken®, Amstel, Anchor, Biere Larue, Bintang, Birra Moretti, Cruzcampo, Desperados, Dos Equis, Foster`s, Newcastle Brown Ale, Ochota, Primus, Sagres, Sol, Star, Strongbow, Tecate, Tiger and Zywiec. Our leading joint venture brands include Cristal and Kingfisher. The number of people employed is over 85,000. Heineken N.V. and Heineken Holding N.V. shares are listed on the NYSE Euronext Amsterdam. Prices for the ordinary shares may be accessed on Bloomberg under the symbols HEIA NA and HEIO NA and on the Reuter Equities 2000 Service under HEIN.AS and HEIO.AS. HEINEKEN has two sponsored level 1 American Depositary Receipt (ADR) programmes: Heineken N.V. (HEINY) and Heineken Holding N.V. (HKHHY). Most recent information is available on HEINEKEN`s website: www.theHEINEKENcompany.com.
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