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Outcome of the 2024 Shareholders’ Meeting

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All resolutions were endorsed by shareholders

Solvay held its Ordinary General Shareholders’ Meeting in Brussels, and shareholders voted in favor of all the proposed resolutions. 

Pierre Gurdjian, Chairman of the Board

Pierre Gurdjian, Chairman of the Board, highlighted Solvay's significant transformation and achievements over the past year, including a solid  financial performance despite economic challenges, a focus on sustainability, and the celebration of Solvay's enduring "spirit of mastery" as it moves forward with a new strategic vision and governance structure.

Philippe Kehren, CEO of Solvay

Philippe Kehren, CEO of Solvay highlighted the Group's strategic priorities centered on technological leadership and cost efficiency. He emphasized Solvay's dedication to safety, employee engagement, and the significant progress made towards achieving carbon neutrality by 2050, while maintaining strong financial performance and consistent dividends.

Solvay shareholders showed strong support to all resolutions and more specifically: 

  • The payment of a gross dividend of €2.43 per share for the year 2023. After deducting the interim dividend of €1.62 gross per share, paid on 17 January 2024, the balance amounts to €0.81 gross per share, payable from 5 June 2024. 
  • The re-election of Ms. Aude Thibaut de Maisières as a board member for a four-year term. 
  • The remuneration report.
  • The appointment of EY for  the assurance of sustainability information related to the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD)

Details of the votes, along with the presentations by the Chairman and the CEO are now available on Solvay’s website, in the Investors section.

Dividend calendar

  • June 3, 2024: Quotation ex-dividend 
  • June 4, 2024: Record date (dematerialized shares)
  • June 5, 2024: Payment

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Outcome of the 2024 Shareholders' Meeting



Solvay, a pioneering chemical company with a legacy rooted in founder Ernest Solvay's pivotal innovations in the soda ash process, is dedicated to delivering essential solutions globally through its workforce of over 9,000 employees. Since 1863, Solvay harnesses the power of chemistry to create innovative, sustainable solutions that answer the world’s most essential needs such as purifying the air we breathe and the water we drink, preserving our food supplies, protecting our health and well-being, creating eco-friendly clothing, making the tires of our cars more sustainable and cleaning and protecting our homes. Solvay’s unwavering commitment drives the transition to a carbon-neutral future by 2050, underscoring its dedication to sustainability and a fair and just transition. As a world-leading company with €4.9 billion in net sales in 2023, Solvay is listed on Euronext Brussels and Paris (SOLB). For more information about Solvay, please visit or follow Solvay on LinkedIn.