Martijn den Drijver
20 March 2020
29 June 2020
3 July 2020
2 April 2020
Luuk van Beek
23 April 2020
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Holders of ordinary shares will receive the dividend through their bank or broker in whose custody the shares are held at the close of business (record date). The dividend will be made payable to them through ABN AMRO Bank N.V. In consultation with Aalberts, ABN AMRO Bank N.V. is offering a dividend reinvestment plan (DRIP) to holders of ordinary shares with a nominal value of EUR 0.25 each, who are holding their shares through Euroclear Nederland, whereby those shareholders have the opportunity to reinvest their net dividend in ordinary shares Aalberts N.V.
For further information about this subject you can contact your bank or broker or ABN AMRO Corporate Broking at +31 (0)20 344 2000
In the General Meeting of 2014, shareholders agreed to a dividend payment of 30% of net profit before amortisation, only to be paid in cash.
Aalberts virtually applies all best practice provisions of the Code. To a limited extent, these have been adjusted to specific circumstances of Aalberts. As a result, the Management Board believes it meets the principles of ‘comply or explain’. The deviations from the Code relate to the following subjects.
best practice provision 2.2.1 – Term of appointment Management Board
The term of the current appointment of the CEO is unlimited. The CFO has been appointed for a period of four years and Aalberts will also apply this four-year period for the appointment of new members of the Management Board. On dismissal of the CEO, the existing employment conditions and regulations are considered; this does not apply to the CFO nor new appointments.
best practice provision 4.3.3 – Binding nomination
The Articles of Association provide that the General Meeting can deprive a nomination for appointment of a Management Board member or a Supervisory Board member of its binding nature, with a resolution passed with a maximum majority permitted by law. Currently, this majority amounts to two-thirds of the votes cast. The deviation relates to the well-balanced allocation of the control and influence of the company’s individual bodies. The authority to make a binding nomination to the General Meeting concerning the appointment of members of the Management Board and Supervisory Board could be an essential instrument in the well-balanced decision-making process. Therefore, the deprivation of the binding character of the nomination is aligned with Dutch law instead of the Code.
best practice provision 2.3.10 - Company secretary
Aalberts does not have a formal company secretary. This position is adequately fulfilled by the legal and governance function at head office level, in line with the lean and effective organisational structure.
There are two committees of the Supervisory Board: the Audit Committee and the Remuneration, Selection and Appointment Committee.
The Audit Committee aids and advises the Supervisory Board in its responsibility to supervise the integrity and quality of the Aalberts’ financial reporting and the effectiveness of Aalberts’ internal risk management and control systems. The Audit Committee consists of Marjan Oudeman (chairman) and Piet Veenema, who both qualify as financial and risk experts.
Remuneration, Selection and Appointment Committee
The Remuneration, Selection and Appointment Committee (“RemCo”) aids and advises the Supervisory Board on matters relating to the selection and appointment of the members of the Management Board and Supervisory Board. The RemCo further monitors and evaluates the remuneration policy for the Management Board. The RemCo consists of Jan van der Zouw (chairman) and Martin van Pernis.
In line with the Code, Supervisory Board members can be appointed for a maximum of two 4-year terms and subsequently two 2-year terms.
The rotation schedule of the Supervisory Board is as follows:
|name||year of retirement|
|M. C. J. van Pernis||2022|
|J. van der Zouw||2023|