Lochem, 23 April 2021
Resolutions Annual General Meeting of Shareholders ForFarmers N.V.;
Jan van Nieuwenhuizen new chairman of the Supervisory Board
During the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders of ForFarmers N.V. (hereafter: the ‘General Meeting’ and ‘ForFarmers’ respectively), which was held today and which was available for participation by audio webcast, the shareholders adopted the ForFarmers annual accounts over the 2020 financial year and approved the dividend proposal for the same financial year.
Dividend of €0.29 per ordinary share will be paid entirely in cash to the shareholders of ForFarmers, after deducting 15% dividend tax. The ex-dividend date is 27 April 2021 and payment will take place on 7 May 2021.
Start date share buy-back programme for the employee participation plans 2020
Following the General Meeting, the Executive Board, upon approval of the Supervisory Board, decided to start, as of 28 April 2021, with the share buy-back programme for the employee participation plans 2021. The progress of this purchase programme will be disclosed weekly by means of a press release.
Jan van Nieuwenhuizen new chairman of the Supervisory Board of ForFarmers
Following the resolution of the AGM to appoint Jan van Nieuwenhuizen to the Supervisory Board, Coöperatie FromFarmers U.A. has, in its capacity as priorty shareholder*, appointed Mr Jan van Nieuwenhuizen as new chairman of the Supervisory Board of ForFarmers, succeeding Mr Cees de Jong who has stepped down at the end of the AGM.
This press release contains information which qualifies as inside information within the meaning of Article 7, paragraph 1 of the EU Market Abuse Regulation.
(*) Coöperatie FromFarmers holds the priority share of ForFarmers as long as it can exercise the voting right and / or give voting instructions on the reference date of 1 January of each year for at least 20% of the total votes to be cast on ordinary shares. If this percentage is above 50%, Coöperatie FromFarmers also has the right, among other things, to appoint a supervisory board member as chairman after consultation with the Supervisory Board.
Note to the editor / For additional information:
Caroline Vogelzang, Director Investor Relations
T: 0031 573 288 194 M: 0031 6 10 94 91 61
ForFarmers N.V. (‘ForFarmers’, Lochem, the Netherlands) is an internationally operating feed company that offers total feed solutions for conventional and organic livestock farming. ForFarmers gives its very best “For the Future of Farming”: for the continuity of farming and for a financially secure sector that will continue to serve society for generations to come in a sustainable way. By working side-by-side with farmers ForFarmers delivers real benefits: better returns, healthier livestock and greater efficiency. This is achieved by offering tailored and Total Feed solutions and a targeted approach with specialist and expert support.
With sales of around 10 million tonnes of feed, ForFarmers is market leader in Europe. ForFarmers has approximately 2,500 employees and is active in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Poland and the United Kingdom. In 2020, revenues amounted to approximately €2.4 billion. ForFarmers N.V. is listed at Euronext Amsterdam.
This press release contains forward-looking statements, including those relating to ForFarmers legal obligations in terms of capital and liquidity positions in certain specified scenarios. In addition, forward-looking statements, without limitation, may include such phrases as “intends to”, "expects“, “takes into account”, "is aimed at“, ''plans to”, "estimated" and words with a similar meaning. These statements pertain to or may affect matters in the future, such as ForFarmers future financial results, business plans and current strategies. Forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, which may mean that there could be material differences between actual results and performance and expected future results or performances that are implicitly or explicitly included in the forward-looking statements. Factors that may result in variations on the current expectations or may contribute to the same include but are not limited to: developments in legislation, technology, jurisprudence and regulations, share price fluctuations, legal procedures, investigations by regulatory bodies, the competitive landscape and general economic conditions. These and other factors, risks and uncertainties that may affect any forward-looking statements or the actual results of ForFarmers, are discussed in the last published annual report. The forward-looking statements in this press release are only statements as of the date of this document and ForFarmers accepts no obligation or responsibility with respect to any changes made to the forward-looking statements contained in this document, regardless of whether these pertain to new information, future events or otherwise, unless ForFarmers is legally obliged to do so.
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