Amsterdam, the Netherlands – Ahold today held its Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (AGM) at het Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ in Amsterdam. The meeting was attended by 345 shareholders, representing approximately 735 million votes.
Shareholders adopted Ahold's 2012 financial statements and determined the dividend over 2012 at €0.44 per common share, to be paid on May 2, 2013.
Shareholders also adopted all other proposals on the agenda, in particular:
This press release includes forward-looking statements, which do not refer to historical facts but refer to expectations based on management's current views and assumptions and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results, performance or events to differ materially from those included in such statements. These forward-looking statements include statements as to the payment of dividend. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from future results expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Many of these risks and uncertainties relate to factors that are beyond Ahold's ability to control or estimate precisely, such as discussed in Ahold's public filings and other disclosures. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release. Koninklijke Ahold N.V. does not assume any obligation to update any public information or forward-looking statements in this release to reflect subsequent events or circumstances, except as may be required by law. Outside the Netherlands, Koninklijke Ahold N.V., being its registered name, presents itself under the name of "Royal Ahold" or simply Ahold".