First Givaudan Annual General Meeting 2001

18 五月 2001

Geneva, 18 May 2001 - The first Annual General Meeting of Givaudan SA took place in
on 18 May 2001. It was attended by 177 shareholders representing 1,817,085 (21.07 %) of a total of 8,625,627 nominal shares.


The shareholders’ meeting approved the annual report the annual accounts for 2000 and released the board of directors. In 2000 Givaudan recorded sales of CHF 2’356 millions and a net income of CHF 265 millions representing an increase of 14%. A dividend of CHF 6.50 per nominal share was voted by the shareholders’ meeting.


Dr Henri B. Meier, as chairman, and Jean Amic, as member, have been re-elected for 3 years into the Board of Directors of Givaudan SA.


PricewaterhouseCoopers SA have been re-elected as statutory and group auditors for the financial year 2001.


For further information please contact:

Peter Wullschleger, Givaudan Investor Relations
5, chemin de la Parfumerie, CH-1214 Vernier
T +41 22 780 90 93, F +41 22 780 90 90