Ackermans & van Haaren Holds Annual General Meeting (Belgium)

Ackermans & van Haaren Holds Annual General Meeting

The annual general meeting of Ackermans & van Haaren took place yesterday.

The shareholders approved the proposal to distribute a gross dividend of 1.64 euro per share.

After deduction of the withholding tax, the net dividend amounts to 1.23 euro per share. Shareholders who benefit from reduced withholding tax (VVPR shares) are entitled to a net dividend of 1.2956 euro per share.

The shares will be traded ex-coupon on June 1, and the dividend will be payable from June 6, 2012.

In addition, the shareholders approved the renewal of the mandates of Messrs. Jacques Delen, Pierre Macharis (as independent director) and Pierre Willaert for a period of 4 years.

Ackermans & van Haaren is a diversified group active in 5 key sectors: Infrastructure & Marine Engineering (DEME, one of the largest dredging companies in the world – Algemene Aannemingen Van Laere, a leading contractor in Belgium), Private Banking (Delen Private Bank, one of the largest independent private asset managers in Belgium, and asset manager JM Finn in the UK – Bank J. Van Breda & C°, niche bank for entrepreneurs and liberal professions in Belgium), Real Estate, Leisure & Senior Care (Leasinvest Real Estate, a listed real-estate investment trust – Extensa, an important land and real estate developer focused on Belgium, Luxembourg and Central Europe), Energy & Resources (Sipef, an agro-industrial group in tropical agriculture) and Development Capital (Sofinim and GIB).

In 2011, through its share in its participations, the AvH group represented a turnover of 3.1 billion euro and employed approximately 18.000 people. The group concentrates on a limited number of strategic participations with significant potential for growth. AvH is quoted on the BEL20 index, the Private Equity NXT index of Euronext Brussels and the European DJ Stoxx 600.

Dredging Today Staff, May 30, 2012; Image: avh

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