Paris, April 27, 2023
Danone’s Shareholders’ Meeting was held today, chaired by Gilles Schnepp, Chairman of the Board of Directors. 69.02% of Danone’s total outstanding share capital was present or represented in this Shareholders’ Meeting.
Danone’s shareholders approved all resolutions submitted to its approval by the Board of Directors, including the statutory and consolidated financial statements for the 2022 fiscal year, and the distribution of a dividend of €2.00 per share in cash. The ex-dividend date (or ex-date) is set on May 9, 2023, and the dividend will be payable on May 11, 2023.
In addition, the Shareholders’ Meeting approved the appointment of the candidate proposed to join the Board of Directors – Sanjiv Mehta, as well as the proposed renewals of terms of office of the members of the Board of Directors: Valérie Chapoulaud-Floquet and Gilles Schnepp along with the ratification of the co-opting of Gilbert Ghostine and Lise Kingo, as Directors.
This Shareholders’ Meeting was an opportunity to present Danone’s strategy, its development perspectives and the 2022 fiscal year’s highlights. In particular, Antoine de Saint-Affrique presented the Group's new Climate Strategy. He detailed the commitments and priorities implemented in order to preserve and regenerate nature, one of the 3 pillars of the new sustainability roadmap, Danone Impact Journey. The presentations made during the Shareholders’ Meeting and the answers to all written questions sent by shareholders are available on Danone’s corporate website (www.danone.com).
The detailed voting results per resolution and the video webcast of the Shareholders’ Meeting will be available on the website by April 28th, 2023.