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This is an annual opportunity for shareholders to see the Amadeus senior management present the year’s results and participate in Q&As – after which there is a vote on proposals put forward by the Board of Directors.
This morning our Shareholder General Meeting (SGM) took place in Madrid.
I am pleased to confirm that our Shareholders approved all of the proposals made by our Board of Directors.
This included approving the dividend, the total value of which will be €223.8 million, an increase of 35% on the previous year. This total represents a pay-out ratio of 45% of the 2012 Reported profit for the year (excluding extraordinary items related to the IPO), an increase on the previous year’s pay-out ratio of 36%.
The SGM’s full agenda and complete documentation (in both Spanish and English) can be foundhere .
Our President & CEO, Luis Maroto, commented on today’s meeting:
We are grateful today to our shareholders for their approval of the agenda and continued endorsement of the senior management team.
The markets we operate in continue to be challenging, but our strong business model and product portfolio helped us to grow both revenues and profits in 2012 – leading to a strong cashflow generation. That in turn has allowed us to increase the dividend significantly this year.
I would like to take this opportunity to pay thanks to our customers for their partnership and also give recognition to our employees, who are Amadeus’ biggest asset and lay behind our every success.
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