Rueil Malmaison, 19 April 2016
ANNUAL SHAREHOLDERS' MEETING OF 19 APRIL 2016
VINCI's Combined Shareholders' General Meeting, chaired by Xavier Huillard, the Group's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, was held on 19 April 2016 at the Carrousel du Louvre in Paris. The quorum was 58.08% 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 2015 and decided to pay a dividend of €1.84 per share in respect of that year. Since an interim dividend of €0.57 was paid in November 2015, the final dividend is €1.27. The share will be quoted ex-dividend on 26 April 2016 and the final dividend will be paid in cash on 28 April 2016.
The shareholders' meeting also approved the renewal of Mr Jean-Pierre Lamoure's term of office as a director for four years, as well as the ratification of the co-optation by the board of directors of Qatar Holding LLC as a director for two years, as a replacement for Qatari Diar Real Estate Investment Company, resigning director.
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
Jean-Pierre Lamoure is a graduate of the École Polytechnique and holds the rank of Master Engineer in the Corps des Mines. He held several different posts at the French Ministry of Industry between 1975 and 1981. From 1981 to 1983, he was Head of Management Control and Planning in the insulation division of Saint-Gobain. In 1983 he joined the Soletanche group as Chief Executive Officer, a position he held from 1983 to 1987, before being appointed Chairman of the Executive Board of Soletanche Entreprise for 1987-1989. He was appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Soletanche SA in 1989 and served in this same position from 1997 to 2008 at Soletanche Bachy, which became a subsidiary of VINCI Construction in 2007. He served as Chairman of the Board of Soletanche Freyssinet from 2008 to 2012. At Forasol-Foramer, a Soletanche subsidiary, he served as Vice-Chairman from 1983 to 1988, then as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from 1988 to 1994 and as Chairman of the Supervisory Board from 1994 to 1997. Mr Lamoure has also been Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Atlantic SFDT since 1998. In addition, he was Vice-Chairman of the French National Federation of Public Works (FNTP) from 1998 until 2007, and served as its Secretary from 2007 to 2012. Between 1995 and 1999 and between 2004 and 2009, he was also Chairman of that federation's Technology and Innovation Commission.
Qatar Holding LLC is a company based in Doha, Qatar, founded in April 2006 and wholly owned by the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA), for which it represents the main direct investment subsidiary. QIA is the sovereign fund of the State of Qatar. QIA was founded in 2005 by Emiri Decision, as a governmental authority to develop, invest and manage the reserve funds of the State of Qatar. QIA's objective is to preserve and grow the value of its invested assets for the benefit of future generations.
The Chairman of the Board of Directors of QIA is His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, Deputy Emir of the State of Qatar. The CEO of QIA is His Excellency Sheikh Abdulla Bin Mohammed Bin Saud Al Thani.
On 11 February 2015, Qatar Holding LLC acquired the 31,499,000 VINCI shares initially held (directly or indirectly) by the Qatari Diar Group, which is wholly owned by QIA, and acquired the balance of 1,000 shares from the Qatari Diar Group on 14 April 2015. Following the sale of 7.875 million VINCI shares between September and October 2015, Qatar Holding LLC held 23.625 million VINCI shares at 31 December 2015. Following the appointment of Qatar Holding LLC by the Board of Directors of VINCI on 14 April 2015 in replacement of Qatari Diar Real Estate Investment Company, resigned, Qatar Holding LLC appointed Mr Nasser Hassan Faraj Al Ansari as its representative to the Board of Directors of VINCI.
VINCI is a global player in concessions and construction, employing more than 185,000 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.