Zaandam, 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 243 shareholders, representing approximately 794 million votes.
Shareholders adopted Ahold's 2015 financial statements and determined the dividend over 2015 at €0.52 per common share, to be paid on May 4, 2016.
Shareholders in particular also adopted the following proposals on the agenda: the remuneration policy for the Management Board, and the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers Accountants N.V. as external auditor for the financial year 2016.
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