Shareholders' General Meeting of 15 April 2014
15 April 2014 - 5:45 pm
- Approval of all resolutions
- Dividend: final dividend payment of €1.22 per share in cash on 30 April 2014
- Renewal of the appointment as Directors, for a period of four years, of:
- Mr Xavier Huillard, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of VINCI
- Mr Yves-Thibault de Silguy, Vice-Chairman and Senior Director
- Mr Henri Saint Olive
- Qatari Diar Real Estate Investment Company
- Nomination of Ms Marie-Christine Lombard as Director for a period of four years
- Appointment of Mr Miloud Hakimi and Mr Uwe Chlebos as Directors representing employees for a period of four years
p>The VINCI Ordinary and Extraordinary Shareholders' Meeting of 15 April 2014 approved all the resolutions submitted to it. The result of the shareholders' votes will be available shortly on the Group's website at www.vinci.com.
The Shareholders' General Meeting approved the parent company and consolidated financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2013 and decided to pay a dividend of €1.77 per share in respect of that year. Since an interim dividend of €0.55 was paid in November 2013, the final dividend remaining to be paid will be €1.22 per share.
The ex-date for the final dividend payment is 25 April 2014. Payment of the final dividend in cash will take place on 30 April 2014.
The Shareholders' General Meeting also approved the renewal of the appointments of Mr Yves-Thibault de Silguy, Mr Xavier Huillard, Mr Henri Saint Olive and Qatari Diar Real Estate Investment Company as Directors and the nomination of Ms Marie-Christine Lombard As Director1 for a period of four years. Lastly, the appointment of Mr Miloud Hakimi and Mr Uwe Chlebos as Directors representing employees for a period of four years took effect following approval of an amendment to the Articles of Association.
Meeting after the Shareholders' General Meeting, the Board of Directors decided to renew the appointment of Mr Xavier Huillard as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, reappointed Yves-Thibault de Silguy as Vice-Chairman and Senior Director.
Moreover, the Board of Directors decided to appoint Mr Pierre Coppey as Chief Operating Officer of VINCI. He will concentrate on the Group's Concessions business.
Notes to editors:
Ms Marie-Christine Lombard is Chairman of the Executive Board of Geodis SA.
A graduate of the Essec business school, Marie-Christine Lombard held various positions in the banking sector early in her career, notably with Chemical Bank and Paribas, based successively in New York, Paris and Lyon. Ms Lombard subsequently moved to the express services sector, joining the French company Jet Services as Chief Financial Officer in 1993, before being appointed Chief Executive Officer in 1997, a position she held until TNT Express acquired the company in 1999. Ms Lombard then became Chairman and Managing Director of TNT Express France, which she soon made one of TNT’s most successful business units. In 2004, she was named Group Managing Director of TNT Express. When TNT Express became an independent listed company in May 2011, Ms Lombard was named Chief Executive Officer. In October 2012, she joined Geodis, first as Chief Executive Officer, before being named Chairman of the Executive Board on 17 December 2013.
Mr Miloud Hakimi is a technician at Degreane (VINCI Energies) appointed by the CGT trade union. Mr Hakimi is a trade union representative; member and secretary of the VINCI France Group Works Council; member of the VINCI European Works Council and member of VINCI's Committee on Health, Safety and Working Conditions. After training as an electrician, Mr Hakimi joined Degreane (VINCI Energies) in 1976 as a fitter. In 1989, after completing a BTS, he became a sales technician in 1989 and then served as an electrical safety trainer (NF C18-510 standard) beginning in 2002.
Mr Uwe Chlebos is an insulation installer at G+H Isolierung GmbH (VINCI Energies) in Germany, appointed by the European Works Council. He is a member of the Industrial Union of Construction, Agriculture and Environment (Germany) and a member of the Board of the Federal Section of Insulation (Germany). Mr Chlebos joined G+H Isolierung GmbH (VINCI Energies, Germany) in 1972 as an insulation installer. In 1994, he was elected Chairman of the G+H Isolierung GmbH works council. Mr Chlebos was named to G+H Isolierung’s economic committee in 1996 and became a member of the Executive Committee of the group’s Works Council in 1998 before being appointed the latter’s Chairman in 2006. Since 2003, he has been a member of the Supervisory Board of VINCI Deutschland.
From 2001 to 2006, he was initially Chairman of the Works Council of VINCI Construction Deutschland before being named Chairman of the equivalent body for VINCI Energies Deutschland. From 2010 to 2013 he served as Vice-Chairman of the Supervisory Board of VINCI Energies Deutschland and he has been a member of the Supervisory Board of VINCI Deutschland since 2010.
Mr Pierre Coppey, 50, is a graduate of the Strasbourg Institut d'Etudes Politiques and France's National School of Telecommuncations. He began his career in internal and institutional communication for La Poste. He joined the VINCI Group (SGE) in 1992, holding a number of positions before being appointed Director and then Senior Executive Vice-President of VINCI with responsibility for communication, human resources and synergies. At the end of 2007, Pierre Coppey was appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cofiroute. In July 2009, he was appointed Chairman of VINCI Autoroutes, which groups together ASF, Cofiroute, Escota and Arcour. He has also been President of the Association des Sociétés Françaises d'Autoroutes since 2012 and Chairman of the Aurore non-profit organisation since 2000.
1These nominations lift the percentage of women on VINCI's Board of Directors to 38.46%, it being understood that, in compliance with the provisions of the Afep-Medef Code, directors representing employees are not taken into account in the calculation of this percentage.