Thursday, May 3, 2012

Vopak approves proposed dividend at annual general meeting of shareholders

The Annual General Meeting of Shareholders of Koninklijke Vopak (Royal Vopak), the world's largest independent tank storage service provider, was held on 25 April 2012.

The meeting passed a number of resolutions. These included the adoption of the financial statements for the 2011 financial year and the approval of the proposed dividend of €0.80 per ordinary share having a nominal value of €0.50 being distributed wholly in cash on 3 May 2012. Furthermore, from 27 April 2012, the shares of Vopak will be listed ex-dividend on Euronext Amsterdam.

The (former Executive Board members' conduct of the company's as well as the Supervisory Board members' supervision exercised for the 2011 financial year, were discharged from liability and Mr F.J.G.M. Cremers and Mr M. van der Vorm were reappointed as members of the Supervisory Board a 4-year term.
The Executive Board was authorized for a period of 18 months to acquire, (subject to the approval of the Supervisory Board), fully paid-up ordinary shares in Royal Vopak, on the stock exchange or otherwise, up to the maximum number that may be held by the company in accordance with the law and the Articles of Association in force at the date of acquisition.

Lastly, PricewaterhouseCoopers Accountants were reappointed as the external auditor of the company.

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