Papendrecht, 8 May 2013
At today's Annual General Meeting of Shareholders of Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) the Financial Statements 2012 were approved, as well as the re-appointment of one of the members of the Supervisory Board. Furthermore, the meeting adopted the dividend proposal of EUR 1.24 per share.
Mr. M. Niggebrugge has been re-appointed as member of the Supervisory Board of Boskalis for a period of four years.
The Annual General Meeting of Shareholders approved to distribute a dividend of EUR 1.24 per share in the form of ordinary shares, unless a shareholder opts for cash dividend. This option period will commence on 15 May 2013 and end on 27 May 2013. Payment of the dividend will take place as of 4 June 2013.
Other agenda items
All other agenda items that required voting were passed.
Enlargement of the Board of Management
In light of the acquisition of Dockwise, the Supervisory Board has decided to increase the number of members of the Board of Management of Boskalis from four to five. After the notice of the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders, the Supervisory Board appointed Mr. A. Goedée as member of the Board of Management with effect from 8 May 2013 for a period of one year.
Mr. Goedée (1951) studied at Hogere Zeevaartschool in Scheveningen. He has worked at Nedlloyd Lines, Neddrill Drilling Contractors, Heerema Group and Vedior. Mr. Goedée was appointed in 2003 as Chief Executive Officer of Dockwise Ltd.
The specific experience Mr. Goedée gathered at Dockwise, will contribute to the
integration of Boskalis and Dockwise and the continuation of the growth and expansion of Boskalis.
|10 May||Ex-dividend date|
|14 May||Record date for dividend entitlement (after market close)|
|27 May||Final date for stating preference for dividend in cash or shares|
|30 May||Determination and publication of conversion rate for stock dividend based on the volume-weighted average share price on 28, 29 and 30 May (after market close)|
|4 June||Date of dividend payment and delivery of shares|
|15 August||Publication of 2013 half-year results|
|15 November||Trading update on third quarter of 2013|
This is an English translation of the Dutch press release. In the event of any disparity between the Dutch original and this translation, the Dutch text will prevail.
Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. . is a leading global services provider operating in the dredging, maritime infrastructure and maritime services sectors. The company provides creative and innovative all-round solutions to infrastructural challenges in the maritime, coastal and delta regions of the world with the construction and maintenance of ports and waterways, land reclamation, coastal defense and riverbank protection. In addition, Boskalis offers a wide variety of marine services and contracting for the offshore energy sector including subsea, heavy transport, lifting and installation (through Boskalis Offshore and Dockwise) and towage and salvage (through SMIT). It also has strategic partnerships in the Middle East (Archirodon) and in terminal services (Smit Lamnalco). With a versatile fleet of over 1,100 units Boskalis operates in around 75 countries across six continents. Including its share in partnerships, Boskalis has approximately 15,600 employees.
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