25 apr 2014

Extraordinary and Annual Meeting on Thursday 24 April 2014


Kortrijk, Belgium, 25 April 2014 – Reference is made to the agenda of the Extraordinary and Annual General Meeting held on 24 April 2014 and the voting results, which are available on

Share Buy Back

The Extraordinary General Meeting has authorized the Board to acquire the maximum permissible amount of own shares and to use these shares in the context of acquisitions or annul them. The authorization will remain valid for a period of five (5) years.



Following the recommendation of the Board of Directors the General Meeting approved the gross dividend over 2013 at one euro and fifty eurocents (€ 1.50) per fully paid up share.

  • Ex-Dividend Trading date: Thursday 8 May 2014
  • Record date: Monday 12 May 2014
  • Payment date: Tuesday 13 May 2014


Appointment of directors

The General Meeting has reappointed the following four directors:

  • Mr. Eric Van Zele for a period of four (4) years
  • Praksis BVBA, permanently represented by Mr. Bruno Holthof, as independent director for a period of four (4) years
  • Lumis NV, permanently represented by Mr. Luc Missorten, as independent director for a period of four (4) years
  • Oosterveld Nederland BV, permanently represented by Mr. Jan Pieter Oosterveld, for a period of two (2) years

Moreover the General Meeting has appointed an additional independent director, notably Mrs. Hilde Laga for a period of four (4) years.  Mrs. Laga is a leading Belgian attorney with a strong corporate governance and M&A background.

Subsequent to the above appointments, the Board of Directors has decided to extend the mandate of Mr. Eric Van Zele as CEO of the company.


About Barco

Barco, a global technology company, designs and develops visualization products for a variety of selected professional markets. Barco has its own facilities for Sales & Marketing, Customer Support, R&D and Manufacturing in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. Barco (NYSE Euronext Brussels: BAR) is active in more than 90 countries with 4,000 employees worldwide. Barco posted sales of 1.158 billion euros in 2013.


For more information and the annual report 2013, please visit the Company’s website at


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