Brussels, May 15th, 2013 --- Solvay held yesterday its General Shareholder Meeting at the Palais des Académies in Brussels, Belgium. Shareholders voted in favor of all the proposed resolutions.

More specifically, the shareholders approved the payment of a gross dividend of € 3.20 per share for the 2012 fiscal exercise. After deduction of the prepayment made on January 17th, 2013 of € 1.20 per share (or € 0.90 net of withholding taxes, when applicable), the balance of the gross dividend will amount to € 2.00 per share (or € 1.50 on a net basis), payable on May 21st, 2013.