COURBEVOIE, France, June 3, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- 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 64.90% of the outstanding shares. All the resolutions were adopted (by a significant majority).
Shareholders re-elected Pierre-Andre de Chalendar as director.
Shareholders also approved the payment of a dividend of EUR1 per share and the option to reinvest the dividend in new shares of Company stock. Shareholders who choose to reinvest their dividend should notify their bank or broker between June 9 and the close of business on June 23. The price of the new shares issued upon reinvestment of the dividend will be EUR28.58, after applying the maximum 10% discount. The ex-dividend date will be June 9 and the dividend will be paid or the shares delivered as from July 2.
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) from June 4.
related to this announcement of a corporate action (dividend reinvestment option)
The option to reinvest the 2009 dividend in new shares of Company stock is not available to shareholders resident in any country where the resulting share issue would have to be registered with or approved by the local securities regulator. Shareholders resident outside France should enquire about and comply with any local restrictions. No dividend reinvestment requests will be accepted from shareholders in countries where these restrictions apply. Shareholders are responsible for determining the conditions and consequences of exercising the dividend reinvestment option under the local laws of their country of residence. When deciding whether or not to exercise the dividend reinvestment option, shareholders should consider the risks associated with an investment in shares.
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