Amsterdam, the Netherlands, April 17, 2012 - Ahold today held its Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (AGM) at het Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ in Amsterdam. The meeting was attended by 342 shareholders, representing approximately 714 million votes.
Shareholders adopted Ahold's 2011 financial statements and determined the dividend over 2011 at 0.40 per common share, to be paid on May 2, 2012.
Shareholders also adopted all other proposals on the agenda, including:
- the appointment of Jeff Carr, Chief Financial Officer, to the Corporate Executive Board;
- the appointment of James McCann, Chief Commercial & Development Officer, to the Corporate Executive Board;
- the reappointment of René Dahan to the Supervisory Board;
- the reappointment of Mark McGrath to the Supervisory Board;
- the appointment of Deloitte Accountants as external auditor for the financial year 2012.
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