Amsterdam, June 20, 2017 - STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, announced today that all of the proposed resolutions were adopted at the Company’s Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (AGM), which was held today in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
The main resolutions, approved by the Shareholders, were:
The adoption of the Company's Statutory Annual Accounts for the year ended December 31, 2016, prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS);
The distribution of a cash dividend of US$0.24 per outstanding share of the Company’s common stock, to be distributed in quarterly installments of US$0.06 in each of the second, third and fourth quarters of 2017 and first quarter of 2018 to shareholders of record in the month of each quarterly payment as per the table below;
The appointment of Mr. Frederic Sanchez as a new member of the Supervisory Board, for a three-year term expiring at the 2020 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders, in replacement of Mr. Didier Lombard whose mandate expired as of the 2017 AGM;
The reappointment, for a three-year term expiring at the 2020 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders, of the following members of the Supervisory Board: Ms. Heleen Kersten and Messrs. Jean-Georges Malcor, Alessandro Rivera and Maurizio Tamagnini;
The reappointment of Mr. Carlo Bozotti as the sole member of the Managing Board for a one-year term;
The approval of a new four-year Unvested Stock Award Plan for Management and Key Employees.
The authorization to the Managing Board, for eighteen months following the AGM, to repurchase shares, subject to the approval of the Supervisory Board; and
The delegation to the Supervisory Board of the authority to issue new common and preference shares, to grant rights to subscribe for such shares and to limit and/or exclude existing shareholders’ pre-emptive rights on common shares for a period of eighteen months.
The complete agenda and explanatory notes, including all the proposed - and now adopted - resolutions, and all relevant detailed information concerning the 2017 STMicroelectronics N.V. Annual General Meeting of Shareholders, as well as all related materials, are available on the Company’s website (www.st.com) and have been made available to shareholders in compliance with legal requirements.
The draft minutes of the AGM will be posted on the General Meeting of Shareholders page of the Company’s website (www.st.com) in June 2017.
The table below summarizes the full schedule for the quarterly dividend distribution:
On March 22, 2017, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted an amendment to shorten from three to two business days the standard settlement cycle for most broker-dealer securities transactions, starting from September 5, 2017.
In consideration of the change which re-aligns the US settlement cycle to the European, the Company's schedule switches to a unique Ex-dividend date in the two markets.
ST is a global semiconductor leader delivering intelligent and energy-efficient products and solutions that power the electronics at the heart of everyday life. ST's products are found everywhere today, and together with our customers, we are enabling smarter driving and smarter factories, cities and homes, along with the next generation of mobile and Internet of Things devices. By getting more from technology to get more from life, ST stands for life.augmented.
In 2016, the Company's net revenues were $6.97 billion, serving more than 100,000 customers worldwide. Further information can be found at www.st.com.