The dividend will either be paid fully in cash or fully in (certificates of) ordinary shares, at the choice of the holder. The dividend equates with a pay-out percentage of 44.2% of the net profit. The ex-dividend date is 10 May 2010. The record date for dividend entitlement is 12 May 2010.
Shareholders and certificate holders have until 21 May 2010, 15.00 hours, to make their dividend preference known. The volume of the dividend in (certificates of) ordinary shares will be determined on 26 May 2010, based upon the average closing price at the close of business of the certificates of the ordinary shares as quoted on Euronext Amsterdam, on 24, 25 and 26 May 2010. To arrive at a whole number a deviation of a maximum of 5% of the calculated value may be applied. In case no choice is made, the dividend will be paid in (certificates of) ordinary shares.
The date of payment of the dividend is 28 May 2010.
Furthermore the General meeting appointed Mr. H.C. Scheffer as a member of the Supervisory Board and Messrs. F.H. Schreve, G-J. Kramer, and Th. Smith were reappointed. The Supervisory Board intends to appoint Mr. Scheffer as new Chairman of the Supervisory Board in May 2011.
Messrs. P. van Riel and A. Steenbakker were reappointed as a member of the Board of Management.