Amsterdam, 19 April 2012 - Heineken N.V. announced today that its Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (AGM) has adopted all proposals on the agenda of the AGM of Heineken N.V. The most important resolutions are listed below.
The AGM approved the dividend proposal for the year 2011 of EUR 0.83 per share. As an interim dividend of EUR 0.30 was paid on 6 September 2011, the final dividend will be EUR 0.53 per share. The final dividend will be made payable on Wednesday 2 May 2012. Heineken N.V. shares will be quoted ex-dividend on Monday 23 April 2012.
Re-appointment of the external auditor
The AGM adopted the proposal to re-appoint KPMG Accountants N.V. as the external auditor for a period of four years (i.e. financial statements 2012-2015).
Re-appointment of Supervisory Board Member
The AGM re-appointed Mrs M.E. Minnick as member of the Supervisory Board with effect from 19 April 2012 for a period of 4 years (i.e. until the end of the AGM to be held in 2016).
Appointment of Supervisory Board Member
The AGM appointed Mr G.J. Wijers as member of the Supervisory Board with effect from 19 April 2012 for a period of 4 years (i.e. until the end of the AGM to be held in 2016). Mr Wijers is independent, as defined in the Dutch Corporate Governance Code of December 2008. He does not own any shares in the company.
The voting results per agenda item of the AGM of Heineken N.V. of 19 April 2012 can be found on the HEINEKEN website: www.heinekeninternational.com/agm_2012.aspx as of close of business on 20 April.
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HEINEKEN is a proud, independent global brewer committed to surprise and excite consumers with its brands and products everywhere. The brand that bears the founder's family name - HeinekenR - is available in almost every country on the globe and is the world's most valuable international premium beer brand. The Company's aim is to be a leading brewer in each of the markets in which it operates and to have the world's most valuable brand portfolio. HEINEKEN wants to win in all markets with HeinekenR and with a full brand portfolio in markets of choice. The Company is present in over 70 countries and operates more than 140 breweries with volume of 214 million hectolitres of group beer sold. HEINEKEN is Europe's largest brewer and the world's third largest by volume. HEINEKEN is committed to the responsible marketing and consumption of its more than 200 international premium, regional, local and specialty beers and ciders. These include Amstel, Birra Moretti, Cruzcampo, Desperados, Dos Equis, Foster's, HeinekenR , Newcastle Brown Ale, Ochota, Primus, Sagres, Sol, Star, Strongbow, Tecate, and Zywiec. Our leading joint venture brands include Cristal, Kingfisher, Tiger and Anchor.
In 2011, revenue totaled EUR 17.1 billion and EBIT (beia) was EUR 2.7 billion. The number of people employed is around 70,000. Heineken N.V. and Heineken Holding N.V. shares are listed on the Amsterdam stock exchange. Prices for the ordinary shares may be accessed on Bloomberg under the symbols HEIA NA and HEIO NA and on the Reuter Equities 2000 Service under HEIN.AS and HEIO.AS. Most recent information is available on HEINEKEN's website: www.theHEINEKENcompany.com.