A special gathering opportunity

The Annual Shareholders’ Meeting is a special opportunity for us to meet our shareholders. Regardless of the number of shares they hold, all shareholders are invited to attend this event, to talk with Solvay’s Management, learn about the Group’s results and objectives, and take part in the decision-making process.

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2021 Shareholders' meeting

Solvay held its 2021 Virtual Annual Shareholders' Meetings on May 11, 2021. Shareholders voted in favor of all the resolutions proposed. More specifically, they approved the payment of a gross dividend of €3.75 per share for the year 2020. After deduction of the interim dividend of €1.50 gross per share, paid in January 2021, the balance amounts to €2.25 gross per share (€1.575 net, after deduction of 30% of withholding tax).

During the meeting, shareholders approved the reelection for a four year mandate for Nicolas Boël, Ilham Kadri, Bernard de Laguiche, Françoise de Viron, Agnès Lemarchand and for a three year mandate for Hervé Coppens d'Eeckenbrugge. They also approved the appointment of two new directors, Dr. Wolfgang Colberg and Edouard Janssen, to replace Amparo Moraleda and Evelyn du Monceau, whose mandates came to an end at this meeting. 

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2020 Shareholders' meeting

Solvay today held its General Shareholders Meetings virtually on May 12, 2021. Shareholders voted in favor of all the resolutions proposed. More specifically, they approved the payment of a gross dividend of €3.75 per share for the year 2019. After deduction of the interim dividend of € 1.50 gross per share, paid in January 2020, the balance amounts to €2.25 gross per share, payable as of May 20, 2020.

During the General Shareholders Meeting, shareholders also approved the appointment of Aude Thibaut de Maisières as independent board member to replace Jean-Marie Solvay.

The Extraordinary Shareholders Meeting granted certain authorizations to the Board of Directors and updated the articles of associations of the Company taking into account the new Companies and Associations Code (CAC).

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Statutory Accounts

2019 Shareholders' meeting

Solvay held its General Shareholders’ Meeting on May 14, 2019 in Brussels. Shareholders voted in favor of all the resolutions proposed. More specifically, they approved the payment of a gross dividend of € 3.75 per share for the year 2018. After deduction of the interim dividend of € 1.44 gross per share, paid in January 2019, the balance amounts to € 2.31 gross per share, payable as of May 23, 2019. 

During the General Shareholders Meeting, shareholders also approved the re-election of Mrs. Marjan Oudeman as independent director and Mr. Charles Casimir-Lambert as director of the Board, both for a four-year term. The shareholders also confirmed the mandate of Mrs. Ilham Kadri as director. Mr. Yves-Thibault de Silguy has reached the statutory age limit and therefore did not seek re-appointment. The number of directors therefore falls from 16 to 15. The Board has unanimously decided to appoint Mrs. Amparo Moraleda to chair the Nominations Committee, succeeding to Mr. Yves-Thibault de Silguy.

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Frequently asked questions

Who can participate?

Any shareholder may participate in annual shareholders’ meetings. To do so, you must prove that you hold registered shares or dematerialized securities accounts held by your accredited financial or banking intermediary on the record date. Every shareholder has one vote per share.

How to participate?

As a registered or dematerialized shareholder, you will need to notify your desire to partake to the meeting by returning the participation notice 6 days prior to the meeting. If you are a registered shareholder, the registration of your shares will ensue from your enrollment on Solvay shareholder register on the record date.

If you hold dematerialized shares, you will have to produce a statement from the authorized account holder or from the settlement organization that holds your share account, certifying the number of dematerialized shares registered in the name of the shareholder on the record date.

How to get my voting form?
  • Do you hold registered shares? Your voting form is attached to the notice of meeting.

  • Do you hold dematerialized shares? You need to contact your financial intermediary and return your voting form 6 days prior to the meeting.

Voting forms will not be taken into account unless they are received no later than 6 days before the date of the meeting.

How to appoint a representative?

Shareholders may appoint the person of their choice to represent them at the meeting should they be unable to partake. The designated proxy holder does not necessarily need to be a shareholder of Solvay and must be independent from the senior management sphere of Solvay.

These shareholders should follow the instructions indicated in the Notice of Meeting.

Your rights as shareholders

Under some conditions, shareholder(s) holding (together) at least 3% of the share capital may request the addition of new items to the agenda and/or submit new motions for a resolution (22 days prior to the meeting).

Solvay will then send to shareholders by mail 15 days prior to the meeting a final agenda and a completed proxy form and make these documents available on the website.

You may also submit questions in writing to the Board of Directors regarding items on the agenda or report as well as to the Auditor regarding his report. More information on the deadlines can be found in the notice of meeting.

Contact us

Solvay General Shareholders’ Meeting

310 rue de Ransbeek
1120 Bruxelles
Belgium

Fax: +32-(0)2.264.37.67