Shareholders approved all agenda items.
Details of the voting results will be available on www.barco.com/about/corporate-governance
Barco organized its general meetings of 30 April 2020 using its own weConnect technology. With this set-up the prohibition on gathering and non-essential trips were fully respected while shareholders were able to virtually and real-time attend the meetings and to ask live questions.
We make reference to the agenda as shared in the convening of the annual general meeting and more specifically the topics regarding dividend, stock split, composition of the board of directors and corporate governance.
Following the proposal of the Board of Directors the General Meeting approved the gross dividend over 2019 at 2 euro and 65 eurocents (€ 2.65) per fully paid up share.
The Extra-ordinary meeting also approved the proposal to split each existing share into 7 new shares; the target date to start trading the new stock is 1 July 2020.
Composition board of directors
The General Meeting has re-appointed Mr. Charles Beauduin, Mr. Jan De Witte, Mr. Frank Donck, Mrs. An Steegen and Adisys corporation, represented by Mr. Ashok Jain, as directors for a period of three (3) years until the closing of the ordinary general meeting of 2023.
Mr. Frank Donck and Mrs. An Steegen are re-appointed as independent directors.
Corporate governance code and Charter
The General meeting also decided to apply the Corporate Governance Code 2020 and accepts the amended Corporate Governance Charter as of the closure of the ordinary general meeting of 2020.
The presentation of the general meeting is available on www.barco.com/about/investors#presentations
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