Annual shareholders’ meeting of 20 April 2017
20 April 2017 - Events
- All resolutions approved
- Dividend: payment in cash of final dividend of €1.47 per share on 27 April 2017
VINCI’s Combined Shareholders’ General Meeting chaired by Xavier Huillard, the Group’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, was held on 20 April 2017 at the Carrousel du Louvre in Paris. The quorum was 59.874 % and the shareholders’ meeting approved all the resolutions submitted.
The shareholders’ meeting approved the parent company and consolidated accounts for the financial year ended 31 December 2016 and decided to pay a dividend of €2.10 per share in respect of that year. Since an interim dividend of €0.63 was paid in November 2016, the final dividend is €1.47. The share will be quoted ex-dividend on 25 April 2017 and the final dividend will be paid in cash on 27 April 2017.
The shareholders’ meeting also approved the renewal of Mrs Yannick Assouad, Mrs Graziella Gavezotti and Mr. Michael Pragnell’s terms of office as a director for four years.
- 27 April 2017: Quarterly information at 31 March 2017
- 28 July 2017: First half 2017 results
The results of the votes and a video of the Shareholders’ General Meeting are available on the Group’s website at www.vinci.com.
Notes for editors
Mrs Yannick Assouad is a graduate of the Institut National des Sciences Appliquées and the Illinois Institute of Technology. While working as an instructor at CIEFOP Paris, she joined Thomson CSF in 1986, where she was head of the thermal and mechanical analysis group until 1998. From 1998 to 2003, Mrs Assouad served first as Technical Director and then as Chief Executive Officer of Honeywell Aerospace, before being appointed Chairman of Honeywell SECAN. In 2003, she joined Zodiac Aerospace, initially as Chief Executive Officer of Intertechnique Services, a post she held until 2008. Appointed to Zodiac Aerospace’s Executive Committee that same year, Mrs Assouad was selected to create the group’s Services business segment, which she headed until 2010, when she was appointed Chief Executive Officer of its Aircraft Systems segment. In May 2015, she became the first Chief Executive Officer of Zodiac Cabin, a newly created segment of Zodiac Aerospace. Since 10 November 2016, she has been Chief Executive Officer of Latécoère.
Mrs Graziella Gavezotti is a graduate of the Università di Comunicazione e Lingue (IULM) and the University of Rijeka. Prior to joining Edenred Italia, she worked for Jacques Borel International, Gemeaz, Accor Services Italia and Edenred Italia. Until May 2012, she was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Edenred Italia. Since July 2012 she has been Chief Operating Officer of Edenred for Southern Europe (Italy, Spain, Portugal, Turkey and Greece) while continuing to serve as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Edenred Italia. She is also a member of Edenred SA’s Executive Committee.
M. Michael Pragnell is a graduate of Oxford and Insead. Following a period in the international department of the First National Bank of Chicago in New York, Mr Pragnell held a series of positions in the Courtaulds group from 1975 until 1995: Chief Executive Officer of National Plastics (1985–1986), Chief Executive Officer of International Paint plc (1986–1992) and Chief Financial Officer (1992–1994) of Courtaulds plc, where he was appointed to the Board of Directors in 1990. From 1995 to 2000, he was Chief Executive Officer of Zeneca Agrochemicals and a member of the Executive Committee of Zeneca plc (now known as AstraZeneca plc), and was appointed to its Board of Directors in 1997. From 2000 to 2007, Mr Pragnell was the founding Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Executive Committee of Syngenta AG, where he was also a member of the Board of Directors from its creation. Other positions held include being a member of the Board of Directors of David S. Smith (now DS Smith) plc from 1996 to 1999 and of Advanta BV (Netherlands). He was Chairman of CropLife International from 2002 to 2005 and served as Chairman of the Council of Trustees of Cancer Research UK from 2010 to 2016. Mr Pragnell was awarded a CBE in the UK’s 2017 New Year Honours for “services to cancer research”.
VINCI is a global player in concessions and construction, employing more than 183,000 people in some 100 countries. We design, finance, build and operate infrastructure and facilities that help improve daily life and mobility for all. Because we believe in all-round performance, above and beyond economic and financial results, we are committed to operating in an environmentally and socially responsible manner. And because our projects are in the public interest, we consider that reaching out to all our stakeholders and engaging in dialogue with them is essential in the conduct of our business activities.