Shareholder Meetings

17 May 2010

Gross dividend of € 0.280 per share approved

The Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders of VGP took place on Friday 14 May 2010.

The shareholders' meeting approved the balance sheet and the income statement as at 31 December 2009, as submitted by the Board of Directors, including the distribution of a gross dividend of € 0.280 per share. This corresponds to a net dividend per share of € 0.210. The net dividend on shares with VVPR strip, giving entitlement to reduced withholding tax of 15%, thus amounts to € 0.238 per share. The dividend will be payable as from 1 October 2010.

Ex-dividend date: 28 September 2010
Registration date: 30 September 2010
Dividend payment date: 1 October 2010

The meeting discharged the Directors and the Statutory Auditor for the performance of their duties during the financial year 2009.

The meeting approved the re-appointment of Deloitte Bedrijfsrevisoren, represented by Mr Gino Desmet, as Statutory Auditor for a term of three years, expiring after the Ordinary General Meeting of 2013.

The meeting also approved the remuneration of the Statutory Auditor.

For more information
Mr Dirk Stoop
CFO and IR
Tel. +32 2 737 74 06