Stockholders' MeetingApril 29, 2010
The Annual General Meeting of the ordinary shareholders of EXOR S.p.A., which met today in Turin, presided over by John Elkann, approved the separate financial statements of EXOR S.p.A. for the year ended on December 31, 2009 which show a net profit € 88.8 million (€ 49.1 million in 2008, the last year ended previous to the merger with IFIL).
The EXOR shareholders’ meeting approved the distribution of dividends of € 0.27 for each ordinary share, € 0.3217 for each preferred share and € 0.3481 for each savings share for a total maximum amount of € 67.9 million to be drawn from the profit for the year. The proposed dividends are payable to the shares outstanding, excluding the shares held directly by EXOR S.p.A. at the ex-dividend date. The ex-dividend date is May 24, 2010 and the dividends will be paid starting from May 27, 2010.
The financial statements are available on the company website www.exor.com.
The shareholders’ meeting then approved the renewal of the authorization for the purchase and disposition of treasury stock. This would allow the company to purchase treasury stock on the market, for a period of 18 months from the resolution passed by the stockholders’ meeting, up to a maximum of 38 million ordinary and/or preferred and/or savings stock for a maximum disbursement of € 450 million, at a price of not less or not more than 10% of the reference price recorded by the stock in the stock market trading session of the day prior to each single purchase transaction.