UCB’s General Meeting of Shareholders 2022
Brussels (Belgium), 28 April 2022 – 18:00 (CEST) (regulated information) – Today, UCB held its Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (AGM) together with an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM). The company offered the choice to UCB shareholders to either participate in-person or to cast their vote by proxy and follow the meeting online. At the AGM 147 925 550 shares (77,83% of shares entitled to vote) were represented.
The message of Mr. Jean-Christophe Tellier, Chief Executive Officer of UCB, published at the occasion of this general meeting, is available on the UCB website.
During his speech, Mr. Tellier commented: “2021 was a very strong year, and 2022 is shaping up into a key transition year … Our continued strong financial performances coupled with impressive clinical milestone achievements and strategic partnerships have provided us the building blocks we need to lead us to our 2025 guidance.”
Jean-Christophe Tellier also added: “Looking at UCB today, we have built solid foundations, allowing us to focus on the execution of our strategy in the coming years. We are therefore convinced we can live our ambition and commitment to delivering patient value now and into the future.”
The AGM approved for the fiscal year 2021 the payment of a gross dividend of € 1.30 per share (net dividend of € 0.91 per share) compared to € 1.27 per share for 2020 (net € 0.889). The ex-dividend date is 29 April 2022, the dividend (coupon no. 25) will be payable as of 3 May 2022.
During the AGM, several renewals of members of the Board composition were approved. The AGM renewed the mandates of Mrs. Kay Davies as independent director for a term of 4 years and Mr. Jean-Christophe Tellier and Mr. Cédric Rijckevorsel as directors for a term of 4 years. Mrs. Kay Davies is chairing the Scientific Committee of the Board and is bringing a unique scientific contribution at the level of the Board.
For the curriculum vitae of the Board members, please visit the UCB website: https://www.ucb.com/investors/UCB-governance.
All other agenda items put to vote at the AGM and of the EGM were approved by the shareholders. More information including details of the votes will be available soon on the corporate website.
The Integrated Annual Report 2021 of UCB can be downloaded on UCB's website at https://www.ucb.com/investors/Download-center or is available on the online portal at https://reports.ucb.com/.
The financial results for the first half year 2022 will be published on 28 July 2022.
Next year's General Meeting will be held on 27 April 2023.
For further information, contact UCB:
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Media Relations, UCB
UCB, Brussels, Belgium (www.ucb.com) is a global biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of innovative medicines and solutions to transform the lives of people living with severe diseases of the immune system or of the central nervous system. With approximately 8 600 people in nearly 40 countries, the company generated revenue of € 5.8 billion in 2021. UCB is listed on Euronext Brussels (symbol: UCB). Follow us on Twitter: @UCB_news
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