Annual Shareholders' Meeting 2013
The Annual Shareholders' Meetings of Havas and of Bolloré, chaired by Vincent Bolloré, were held on Wednesday, June 5, 2013. All the resolutions put to shareholders of the two companies were adopted by a very large majority.
Havas: The dividend of €0.11 per share will be paid on June 12, 2013. The Shareholders' Meeting ratified the appointment of David Jones as a director. The terms of office of Messrs. Yannick Bolloré, Alfonso Rodés Vilà, Pierre Lescure and Patrick Soulard were renewed for a period of three years. The Shareholders' Meeting also appointed Mrs. Delphine Arnault as a director. Vincent Bolloré reminded the meeting that the Bolloré Group is the reference shareholder in Havas and there are no plans to reduce this strategic shareholding.
Bolloré: A final dividend of €1.10 per share will be paid on June 28, 2013. An interim dividend of €2 was paid on September 20, 2012. The terms of office of Messrs. Vincent, Sébastien, Yannick and Cyrille Bolloré, that of Bolloré Participations – represented by Gilles Alix – and those of Messrs. Olivier Roussel, François Thomazeau and Cédric de Bailliencourt were all renewed. Vincent Bolloré confirmed the Initial Public Offering to be made on the Paris Bourse on October 30, 2013 of 10% of the share capital of Blue Solutions, the Group's energy storage and solutions activity.
He also pointed out that the public exchange offering on Plantations des Terres Rouges, representing a potential amount of €65 million, offers the alternative of an exchange of securities that could result in the creation of 279,000 shares. Lastly, Vincent Bolloré announced that proposals would be put to the next Board meetings of Havas and Bolloré to appoint Yannick Bolloré as Chairman of Havas, and to appoint Cyrille Bolloré as Directeur Général délégué of Bolloré.