Dividend of EUR 0.95 per share for the 2003/04 financial year approved and authorisation granted for an own share buy-back of up to 10%.
Today, the EVN AG General Shareholders’ Meeting approved the EUR 0.95 dividend per share for the 2003/04 financial year proposed by the Managing Board. This corresponds with a dividend increase of 26.7% over the preceding year. The ex-dividend day in January 24, 2005, and dividend payment will follow on January 28, 2005.
The General Shareholders’ Meeting also authorised the EVN AG Managing Board to purchase bearer shares up an amount of 10% of EVN AG share capital during an 18-month period.
As announced in December, after 37 years at the company helm, the EVN Chairman, Dr. Rudolf Gruber has relinquished his post on the Managing Board. The General Shareholders’ Meeting elected him to the Supervisory Board, where he will assume the chairmanship.