Brussels (Belgium), 30 April 2020 – 18:00 (CEST) – regulated information - Today, UCB held its Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (AGM) and Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM). In view of the measures adopted by public authorities to fight against the Covid-19 pandemic and following the decision of the Board of Directors to implement the Royal Decree n°4 of 9 April 2020 on various provisions regarding legislation on co-ownership and companies and associations, this meeting was organised “behind closed doors”, as announced by UCB on April 10, 2020. At the AGM and EGM, 146 404 233 shares (77.34% of shares entitled to vote) were represented.
The messages of Mrs. Evelyn du Monceau, Chair of the Board of Directors, and of Mr. Jean-Christophe Tellier, Chief Executive Officer of UCB, published at the occasion of this general meeting, are available on the UCB website : https://www.ucb.com/investors/UCB-shareholders/Shareholders-meeting-2020.
The AGM approved for the fiscal year 2019 the payment of a gross dividend of € 1.24 per share (net dividend of € 0.868 per share) compared to € 1.21 per share for 2018 (net € 0.847). The ex-dividend day is 4 May 2020, the dividend (coupon no. 23) will be payable 6 May 2020.
The AGM re-appointed both Mr. Pierre Gurdjian and Mr. Ulf Wiinberg as independent directors and Mr. Charles-Antoine Janssen as director. Following their appointment, Mr. Pierre Gurdjian remains the Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors and continues to be a member of the Governance, Remuneration and Nomination Committee (GNCC) and Mr. Ulf Wiinberg and Mr. Charles-Antoine Janssen both continue to be members of the Audit Committee. For the curriculum vitae of the Board members, please visit the UCB website: https://www.ucb.com/investors/UCB-governance.
All other agenda items put to vote at the AGM as well as all agenda items of the EGM were approved by the shareholders. More information including details of the votes will be available soon on UCB's website: https://www.ucb.com/investors/UCB-shareholders/Shareholders-meeting-2020.
The Integrated Annual Report 2019 of UCB is available on UCB's website: https://www.ucb.com/investors/Download-center.
The financial results for the first half year 2020 will be published on 27 July 2020.
Next year's General Meeting will be held on 29 April 2021.
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