Brussels, May 14th, 2014 --- Solvay held yesterday its Ordinary and Extraordinary General Shareholder Meetings at its headquarters in Brussels, Belgium.
Shareholders voted in favor of all the resolutions proposed at the Ordinary Meeting. More specifically, they approved the payment of a gross dividend of € 3.20 per share for the year 2013, stable compared to 2012. After deduction of the prepayment made on January 23th, 2014 of € 1.3333 gross per share, the balance of the dividend will amount to € 1.8667 gross per share payable on May 20th, 2014.
During the Extraordinary Meeting, the shareholders approved all the resolutions except those related to the renewal of authorizations for the acquisition of own shares.
Details of the resolutions and voting results and replay of the shareholder meeting are available on Solvay’s website, Investors section:SOLVAY assists industries in finding and implementing ever more responsible and value-creating solutions. Solvay generates 90% of its net sales in activities where it is among the world's top three players. It serves many markets, varying from energy and the environment to automotive and aeronautics or electricity and electronics, with one goal: to raise the performance of its clients and improve society's quality of life. The group is headquartered in Brussels, employs about 29,400 people in 56 countries and generated 9.9 billion euros in net sales in 2013. Solvay SA is listed as SOLB.BE on NYSE Euronext in Brussels and Paris (Bloomberg: SOLB:BB - Reuters: SOLB.BR).