Press release - April 28, 2016
2016 Danone Shareholders' Meeting
Danone's shareholders approved all resolutions during the Shareholders' Meeting held today.
54.53% of Danone's total outstanding share capital was present or represented at this Shareholders' Meeting.
The Shareholders' Meeting notably approved the statutory and consolidated financial statements for the 2015 fiscal year, and the proposed dividend of €1.60 per share in cash, up +6.7% from 2014.
The ex-dividend date (or ex-date) is set on Thursday, May 5, 2016 and the dividend will be payable on Monday, May 9, 2016.
In addition, the Shareholders' Meeting approved the appointment of Ms Clara Gaymard as new member of the Board of Directors, as well as all proposed renewals of terms of office of the members of the Board of Directors.
The presentations, an overview of the voting results per resolution and a video webcast of the Shareholders' Meeting will be available on Danone's corporate website as of Friday, April 29, 2016.
About Danone (
Dedicated to bringing health through food to as many people as possible, Danone is a leading global food company built on four business lines: Fresh Dairy Products, Early Life Nutrition, Waters and Medical Nutrition. Through its mission and dual commitment to business success and social progress, the company aims to build a healthier future, thanks to better health, better lives and a better world, for all its stakeholders-its 100,000 employees, consumers, customers, suppliers, shareholders and all the communities with which it engages.
Present in over 130 markets, Danone generated sales of €22.4 billion in 2015, with more than half in emerging countries. Danone's brand portfolio includes both international brands (Activia, Actimel, Danette, Danonino, Danio, evian, Volvic, Nutrilon/Aptamil, Nutricia) and local brands (Oikos, Prostokvashino, Aqua, Bonafont, Mizone, Blédina, Cow & Gate).
Listed on Euronext Paris and on the OTCQX market via an ADR (American Depositary Receipt) program, Danone is a component stock of leading social responsibility indexes including the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes, Vigeo and the Ethibel Sustainability Index.