PARIS, June 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
The Annual General Meeting of Compagnie de Saint-Gobain shareholders was held today in Paris. Shareholders present or represented at the meeting held an aggregate 61.03% of the outstanding shares. All the resolutions were adopted.
Mr. Bernard Gautier, Mr. Frédéric Lemoine and Mr. Jean-Dominique Sénard were re-elected to the Board. Ms Iêda Gomes Yell was elected as director.
Ms Iêda Gomes Yell is the President and founder of the company Energix Strategy Ltd. She holds degrees in Chemical Engineering from the Federal University of Bahia, a MSc. in Energy from the University of São Paulo and in Environmental Engineering from the École Polytechnique Féderale de Lausanne. From 1985 to 1998, Ms Iêda Gomes Yell was Chief Executive Officer of Companhia de Gas de São Paulo. She then held a variety of senior positions at BP, such as Vice-President of Pan American Energy (1998 - 1999), Vice-President of Regulatory Affairs (1999 - 2000), President of BP Brazil (2000 - 2002), Vice-President of Market Development at BP Solar (2002 - 2004), and Vice-President of BP Integrated Supply and Trading (2004 - 2011). In addition, she was Vice-President of New Ventures for the Middle East and South Asia regions (2004 - 2011). She is also a director of Bureau Veritas, Exterran Corporation and InterEnergy Holdings.
Shareholders also approved the payment of a dividend of €1.24 per share (unchanged from the previous year), with integral payment in cash. The ex-dividend date will be June 6 and the dividend will be paid as from June 8, 2016.
A webcast of the Annual General Meeting and the results of the vote on each resolution will be available on the Company's website (http://www.saint-gobain.com) as from June 3, 2016.
Saint-Gobain designs, manufactures and distributes materials and solutions which are key ingredients in the wellbeing of each of us and the future of all. They can be found everywhere in our living places and our daily life: in buildings, transportation, infrastructure and in many industrial applications. They provide comfort, performance and safety while addressing the challenges of sustainable construction, resource efficiency and climate change.
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