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Combined Shareholders’ Meeting of 6 November 2013

11/06/2013

Press Release - Paris, November the 6th 2013

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In Summary

  • Renewal of Ms Danièle Ricard’s term of office as Chairwoman of the Board of Directors during the Board of Directors held after the Combined Shareholders’’ Meeting
  • Renewal of the directorships of Ms Danièle Ricard, Mr Laurent Burelle, Mr Michel Chambaud, Mr Anders Narvinger and of Société Paul Ricard represented by Mr Paul-Charles Ricard
  • Favourable opinion on the elements of compensation due or granted to Ms Danièle Ricard, Chairwoman of the Board of Directors, Mr Pierre Pringuet, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer and Mr Alexandre Ricard, Deputy Chief Executive Officer & Chief Operating Officer
  • Amendment of the bylaws: determination of the appointment process for Directors representing employees
  • Dividend : € 1.64 per share

Combined Shareholders’ Meeting of 6 November 2013

Pernod Ricard’s shareholders held their Combined Shareholders’ Meeting (ordinary and extraordinary) today, chaired by Danièle Ricard, Chairwoman of the Board of Directors, to approve the 2012/2013 consolidated and parent company financial statements for the year ended 30 June 2013 and to vote on the resolutions submitted to their approval.

Dividend: 4% increase to € 1.64 per share
The shareholders set the cash dividend at € 1.64 per share for the 2012/13 financial year, which is an increase of 4% compared to that of the previous year. An interim dividend payment of € 0.79 per share having been paid on 5 July 2013, the balance amounting to € 0.85 per share will be detached on 12 November 2013 and paid on 15 November 2013.

Renewal of Directors
The Shareholders’ Meeting renewed the directorships of Ms Danièle Ricard, Mr Laurent Burelle, Mr Michel Chambaud and Société Paul Ricard, represented by Mr Paul-Charles Ricard, for a term of four years. In order to allow the staggered renewal of the Board of Directors, the directorship of Mr Anders Narvinger was renewed for a term of two years.

Favourable opinion on the elements of compensation due or granted in respect of the 2012/2013 financial year to each Executive Director
Pernod Ricard’s shareholders gave a favourable opinion on the elements of compensation due or granted in respect of the past financial year to Ms Danièle Ricard, Chairwoman of the Board of Directors, Mr Pierre Pringuet, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer and Mr Alexandre Ricard, Deputy Chief Executive Officer & Chief Operating Officer.

Amendment of the bylaws: determination of the appointment process of the Directors representing employees
The shareholders approved the amendment of the Company bylaws in order to determine the appointment process of the Directors representing employees in accordance with the law of 14 June 2013 relating to the protection of employment. Thus, the first Director representing employees will be appointed by the group committee (France) and the second by the European works council.

 

Board of Directors’ meeting of 6 November 2013 (post Meeting)

The Board of Directors, meeting today at the close of the Shareholders’ Meeting, unanimously decided, on the recommendation of the Nominations and Governance Committee, to renew Ms Danièle Ricard’s term of office as Chairwoman of the Board of Directors.

 

Shareholders’ agenda:
Innovation Day - Tuesday 28 January 2014
2013/14 half-year sales and results – Thursday 13 February 2014

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