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UCB's shareholder meeting today

  • For 2014: Gross dividend of € 1.06 per share (+ 2%) payable 6 May 2015
  • Outlook 2015 confirmed

Brussels (Belgium), 30 April 2015 – 18:00 (CEST) – regulated information

Today, UCB held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) where 148.7 million shares (78.04% of shares outstanding) were represented. During the course of this meeting, Jean-Christophe Tellier, Chief Executive Officer UCB, gave the shareholders of UCB an overview of UCB’s patient value and growth strategy priorities, the financial year 2014 and the first three months of 2015. He also confirmed the financial outlook for 2015. His speech is available on the company's website: https://www.ucb.com/investors/Governance/Shareholders-meeting 

The AGM approved for the fiscal year 2014 the payment of a gross dividend of € 1.06 per share (net dividend of € 0.795 per share) compared with € 1.04 per share for 2013 (net € 0.78). The ex-dividend day is 4 May 2015, the dividend (coupon no. 18) will be payable on 6 May 2015.

The AGM re-appointed Evelyn du Monceau and Gerhard Mayr as directors, and Norman J. Ornstein as independent director. Alice Dautry was appointed as independent director and Cyril Janssen as director. For the curriculum vitae of the Board members, please visit the UCB website: https://www.ucb.com/investors/Governance/Corporate-governance  

All other agenda items put to vote were also approved by the shareholders present and represented. For details please visit UCB's website: https://www.ucb.com/investors/Governance/Shareholders-meeting 

The Annual Report 2014 of UCB is available on UCB's website: https://www.ucb.com/investors/Financials/Annual-reports  

The interim report on the first three months 2015 has been published today, the financial results for the first half year 2015 will be published on 31 July 2015 and an interim report for the first nine months of 2015 is due on 28 October 2015. 

Next year's AGM will be held on 28 April 2016 in Brussels (Belgium).

For further information, UCB:

Corporate Communications
France Nivelle  
Global Communications, UCB
T +32.2.559.9178 france.nivelle@ucb.com

Laurent Schots 
Media Relations, UCB  T+32.2.559.92.64 
Laurent.schots@ucb.com 

Investor Relations
Antje Witte          
Investor Relations, UCB
T +32.2.559.94.14 antje.witte@ucb.com

Isabelle Ghellynck,
 Investor Relations, UCB
T+32.2.559.9588, isabelle.ghellynck@ucb.com

About 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 8 500 people in approximately 40 countries, the company generated revenue of € 3.4 billion in 2014. UCB is listed on Euronext Brussels (symbol: UCB).

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