Amsterdam, May 21, 2015 - Gemalto (Euronext NL 0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, announces that its Annual General Meeting of Shareholders ("AGM"), held today in the Netherlands, approved all the resolutions proposed by the Board.
Among these resolutions were:
- Adoption of the Company's 2014 financial statements.
- Distribution of a cash dividend of €0.42 per share in respect of the financial year 2014. The time schedule related to the dividend payment will be as follows:
May 26, 2015: Ex-dividend date,
i.e. the date as of which shares are traded without the right to the dividend.
May 27, 2015: Dividend record date,
i.e. the date on which the positions of the shareholders need to be recorded as per close of business in order to be entitled to the distribution.
May 28, 2015: Payment date of dividend.
Gemalto shares will trade ex-dividend as from the beginning of the trading session on May 26, 2015. Holders of Gemalto shares on May 26, 2015 who would not have previously sold their shares will be able to freely trade their shares on the stock exchange as from such date and will not need to block their shares until the payment date of the dividend to benefit from such dividend.
- Appointment of Mr. Joop Drechsel as Non-executive Board member, as well as the reappointment of Mr. Alex Mandl and Mr. John Ormerod as Non-Executive Board Members.
- Renewal of the authorization of the Board to repurchase shares in the share capital of the Company as well as extension of authorization of the Board to issue shares and to grant rights to acquire shares in the share capital of Gemalto with or without pre-emptive rights accruing to shareholders.
The agenda and other relevant detailed information concerning the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders are available on the Company's investor website at http://www.gemalto.com/investors/agm/agm-2015.
Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO) is the world leader in
digital security, with 2014 annual revenues of €2.5 billion and blue-chip customers in over 180 countries.
Gemalto helps people trust one another in an increasingly connected digital world. Billions of people want better lifestyles, smarter living environments, and the freedom to communicate, shop, travel, bank, entertain and work – anytime, everywhere – in ways that are enjoyable and safe. In this fast moving mobile and digital environment, we enable companies and administrations to offer a wide range of trusted and convenient services by securing financial transactions, mobile services, public and private clouds, eHealthcare systems, access to eGovernment services, the Internet and internet-of-things and transport ticketing systems.
Gemalto’s unique technology portfolio - from advanced cryptographic software embedded in a variety of familiar objects, to highly robust and scalable back-office platforms for authentication, encryption and digital credential management - is delivered by our world-class service teams. Our 14,000 employees operate out of 99 offices, 34 personalization and data centers, and 24 research and software development centers located in 46 countries.
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