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Paris, April 26th 2012
2012 Annual General Meeting of Danone
Danone's shareholders voted in favour of all resolutions during the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (AGM) that was held today.
61.01% of Danone's outstanding total share capital was present or represented at the AGM.
The AGM notably approved the statutory and consolidated financial statements 2011 as well as the proposed dividend of 1.39 per share payable in cash. The ex-dividend date is set on Tuesday 8 May 2012 and the dividend 2011 will be payable from Friday 11 May 2012 onwards.
In addition, the AGM approved all other presented resolutions in particular the appointment of Mrs Mouna Sepehri, Mrs Virginia Stallings and Mr Jacques-Antoine Granjon as members of the Board of Directors, as well as all the mandates of the members of the Board of Directors that were presented for renewal.
The presentations, an overview of the voting results per resolution and an integral video webcast of the AGM will be available on Danone's corporate website (www.finance.danone.com:
http://www.finance.danone.com/) from Friday 27 April 2012 onwards.
Danone is one of the fastest-growing food companies in the world. Its mission is to bring health through food to as many people as possible.
The group, whose products are sold on five continents, has more than 180 production plants and around 100,000 employees. In 2011, Danone generated sales of 19 billion, of which more than half were in emerging markets. The group holds top positions in healthy food through four businesses: Fresh Dairy Products, Baby Nutrition, Bottled Water, and Medical Nutrition. Listed on Euronext Paris, Danone is a component stock of leading social responsibility indexes including the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes, ASPI Eurozone and the Ethibel Sustainability Index.
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