Atos SE Ordinary General Meeting – May 2014
Atos SE's held today its Annual General Meeting chaired by Mr. Thierry Breton, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Company.
All resolutions submitted by the Board of Directors have been approved by a large majority.
In particular, the General Meeting approved the annual and consolidated accounts for the financial year ending December 31st, 2013, the dividend payment of €0.70 per share, as well as the option for payment of the dividend in either shares or cash. Shareholders may opt (1) for payment in shares between June 2nd and June 13th, 2014 inclusive by addressing their request to their financial intermediary. The issuance price of new shares pursuant to exercise of the option of payment in shares was fixed at € 54.43. The dividend will be detached from the share on June 2nd, 2014 and will be paid in cash or shares as from June 24th, 2014.
The General Meeting also renewed the terms of office of Directors Ms. Colette Neuville and Messrs. Nicolas Bazire, Roland Busch and Michel Paris, as well as the terms of office of the principal Statutory and deputy Statutory Auditor, respectively Grant Thornton and IGEC. Following the renewal of the directors' terms of office, the Board of Directors held after the General Meeting confirmed the composition of Board's Committees.
Finally, in accordance with the recommendations of the AFEP-MEDEF Code, the General Meeting delivered with 94,26% support a favorable opinion on elements of compensation due or allocated for the financial year ending December 31st, 2013 to Mr. Thierry BRETON, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.
The voting results of the Combined General Meeting are indicated in the Appendix of this press release.
Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is an international information technology services company with 2013 annual revenue of €8.6 billion and 76,300 employees in 52 countries. Serving a global client base, it delivers IT services in 3 domains, Consulting & Technology Services, Systems Integration and Managed Services & BPO, and transactional services through Worldline. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, it works with clients across the following market sectors: Manufacturing, Retail & Transportation, Public & Health, Financial Services, Telcos, Media & Utilities.
Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. It is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and is quoted on the NYSE Euronext Paris market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting & Technology Services, Worldline and Atos Worldgrid.
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(1) The option to receive the dividend payment is not available to shareholders residing in a country where such option would require registration or authorization by local market authorities. Shareholders residing outside France are required to inform themselves of any restrictions which may apply under their local law and comply therewith.