CRÉDIT AGRICOLE S.A. ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF SHAREHOLDERS
Dividend of €0.60 per share to be paid in cash
Crédit Agricole S.A.’s annual general meeting of shareholders was held on Wednesday 24 May 2017 at the Vinci International Congress Centre in Tours, in the presence of Chairman Dominique Lefebvre and CEO Philippe Brassac.
Around 700 shareholders were present. With a quorum of 75.18%, shareholders at the meeting approved all the resolutions proposed by the Board of Directors. More than 16,800 shareholders voted ahead of the general meeting, including more than 50% by internet using the Votaccess system. A webcast of the general meeting was streamed live on Crédit Agricole S.A.’s website, and a recording is also available for viewing.
After approval of the financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2016, shareholders at Crédit Agricole S.A.’s ordinary general meeting approved a dividend payout of €0.60 per share. Shares held in registered form before 31 December 2014 and held in this form continuously through to the dividend payment date will qualify for a 10% bonus, equivalent to €0.66 per share.
The dividend will be paid in cash only. The ex-dividend date is Monday 29 May 2017. The dividend payment date is Wednesday 31 May 2017.
In addition, shareholders at the general meeting also appointed the following as board members:
Catherine Pourre, Manager of CPO Services, for a term of three years, replacing François Veverka, who has reached the age limit set out in the articles of association;
Jean-Pierre Paviet, Chairman of Caisse Régionale des Savoie, replacing Jean-Louis Roveyaz, who has reached the age limit set out in the articles of association, for the remainder of Mr Roveyaz’s term of office, i.e. until the end of the annual general meeting to approve the 2017 financial statements;
Louis Tercinier, Chairman of Caisse Régionale Charente-Maritime Deux-Sèvres, replacing Roger Andrieu, who has reached the age limit set out in the articles of association, for the remainder of Mr Andrieu’s term of office, i.e. until the end of the annual general meeting to approve the 2017 financial statements.
Shareholders at the general meeting also reappointed Caroline Catoire, Laurence Dors, Françoise Gri, Daniel Epron, Gérard Ouvrier-Buffet, Christian Streiff and François Thibault for a further term of three years.
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The option to receive the dividend in shares described above is not open to shareholders who reside in countries where such option would require registration or authorisation by local market authorities. Shareholders residing outside France should find out themselves about any restrictions and ensure compliance. Shareholders are responsible for ascertaining themselves the conditions and consequences relating to such option and that may apply under local law. Shareholders are invited to consider their own specific circumstances with their usual tax adviser concerning the tax implications of receiving the dividend payment in shares. When deciding whether or not to elect to receive the dividend in shares, shareholders should consider the risks relating to an investment in shares. The press release is available in French and English on Crédit Agricole S.A.’s website http://www.credit-agricole.com/Investisseur-et-actionnaire