Geneva, 30 March 2007 | The Annual General Meeting of Givaudan SA, the world leader in flavours and fragrances, took place in Geneva on 30 March 2007. It was attended by 178 shareholders, representing 2,393,190 (32.92%) of a total of 7,232,160 registered shares.
The shareholders’ meeting approved the annual report and the annual accounts for 2006 and released the Board of Directors. In 2006, Givaudan increased its net profit to CHF 412 millions.
The shareholders approved an increase of the ordinary dividend from CHF 17.60 in 2006 to CHF 18.80 in 2007 per registered share. It will be paid on 4 April 2007.
The Annual General Meeting re-elected Dietrich Fuhrmann and Peter Kappeler for another term to the Board of Directors of Givaudan.
The shareholders’ meeting approved the proposal of the Board of Directors to increase the conditional share capital by CHF 1,321,600 from CHF 9,678,400 to CHF 11,000,000 in nominal value.
PricewaterhouseCoopers SA was re-elected as statutory and group auditors for 2007.
For further information please contact:
Peter Wullschleger, Givaudan Investor and Media Relations
Chemin de la Parfumerie 5
T +41 22 780 9093
F +41 22 780 9090