Geneva, 26 April 2002 - The Annual General Meeting of Givaudan SA, a world leading company in fragrances and flavours, took place in Geneva on 26 April 2002. It was attended by 235 shareholders, representing 2,009,472 (23.30 %) of a total of 8,625,627 registered shares.
The shareholders’ meeting approved the annual report and the annual accounts for 2001 and released the board of directors. In 2001, Givaudan recorded sales of CHF 2.4 billion and a net income of CHF 274 millions representing 11.4% of sales. A dividend of CHF 7.00 per registered share was voted by the shareholders, corresponding to an increase of 7.7%. The dividend will be paid on 2 May 2002.
Andres F. Leuenberger and Henner Schierenbeck have been re-elected for three years to the Board of Directors of Givaudan SA. Michel Bonjour was elected to replace Jean Amic who retires from the Board.
PricewaterhouseCoopers SA have been re-elected as statutory and group auditors for the financial year 2002.
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Peter Wullschleger, Givaudan Media Relations
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