Paris, June 8, 2017
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF JUNE 8, 2017
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 58.98% of the outstanding shares. All the resolutions were adopted.
Pamela Knapp, Agnès Lemarchand, Gilles Schnepp and Philippe Varin were re-elected to the Board, all of whom are considered independent directors.
After the departure of Jean-Martin Folz and Bernard Gautier, whose experience and judgment made a significant contribution to the discussions and decisions of the Board of Directors of Compagnie de Saint-Gobain, the Board now has 14 members (including two employee directors). In accordance with the law and the AFEP-MEDEF Corporate Governance Code, it comprises 41.7% women and 72.7% independent directors.
Shareholders also approved the payment of an increased dividend of €1.26 per share (versus €1.24 in 2016), with integral payment in cash. The ex-dividend date will be June 12 and the dividend will be paid as from June 14, 2017.
A webcast of the Annual General Meeting and the results of the vote on each resolution will be available on the Company's website (www.saint-gobain.com) as from June 9, 2017.
Saint-Gobain designs, manufactures and distributes materials and solutions which are key ingredients in the wellbeing of each of us and the future of all. They can be found everywhere in our living places and our daily life: in buildings, transportation, infrastructure and in many industrial applications. They provide comfort, performance and safety while addressing the challenges of sustainable construction, resource efficiency and climate change.
€39.1 billion in sales in 2016
Operates in 67 countries
More than 170,000 employees
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