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 39.8% of the net profit. The ex-dividend date is 11 May 2009.
Shareholders and certificate holders have until 22 May 2009, 15.00 hours, to make their dividend preference known. The volume of the dividend in (certificates of) ordinary shares will be determined on 27 May 2009, based upon the average price at the close of business of the certificates of the ordinary shares as quoted on Euronext Amsterdam, on 25, 26 and 27 May 2009. To arrive at a whole number a deviation of a maximum of 5% of the calculated value may be applied. The date of payment of the dividend is 29 May 2009.
Furthermore the General meeting appointed Mrs Marion Helmes as a member of the Supervisory Board. Mr Frans J.G.M. Cremers was reappointed. Mrs Helmes will be a member of the Audit Committee. Mr Cremers will remain vice-chairman of the Supervisory Board and chairman of the Audit Committee.