On this day, the shareholders of Pernod Ricard have held their Combined Shareholders’ Meeting chaired by Mr. Alexandre Ricard, Chairman & CEO, in order to approve, in particular, the consolidated and company financial statements of Pernod Ricard SA for the year ended 30 June 2021. All the resolutions have been adopted, in particular:
Annual dividend: €3.12 per share : An interim dividend of € 1.33 per share having been paid on July 7, 2021, the balance, i.e. € 1.79 per share, will be detached on November 22, 2021 (with a record date of November 23, 2021) and paid on November 24, 2021
Appointment to the Board of Ms. Namita Shah (whose biography is attached to this press release)
Renewal of the directorships of Ms. Anne Lange, Ms. Veronica Vargas and of Société Paul Ricard, represented by Mr. Paul-Charles Ricard (their respective biographies are also attached to this press release)
Approval, on the one hand, of the components of the compensation paid or granted to Mr. Alexandre Ricard, Chairman & CEO for the 2020/21 financial year and, on the other hand, of the compensation policy items applicable to him for the 2021/22 financial year
Appointments to the Board Committees : Appointment of Ms. Virginie Fauvel to the Strategic Committee, and of Ms. Namita Shah to the S&R Committee. A summary table of the Board Committees, as composed after today’s General Meeting, is also attached hereto.
The Combined Shareholders’ Meeting was broadcasted live and can now be viewed in both French and English on the pernod-ricard.com website.
Shareholders’ agenda: Shareholders’ agenda: Thursday 10 February 2022 - Half-year 2021/22 sales & results
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Pernod Ricard is the world’s No 2 in wines and spirits with consolidated sales of €8,824 million in FY 2021. Created in 1975 by the merger of Ricard and Pernod, the Group has undergone sustained development, based on both organic growth and acquisitions: Seagram (2001), Allied Domecq (2005) and Vin&Sprit (2008).
Pernod Ricard, which owns 16 of the Top 100 Spirits Brands, holds one of the most prestigious and comprehensive brand portfolios in the industry, including: Absolut Vodka, Ricard pastis, Ballantine’s, Chivas Regal, Royal Salute, and The Glenlivet Scotch whiskies, Jameson Irish whiskey, Martell cognac, Havana Club rum, Beefeater gin, Malibu liqueur, Mumm and Perrier-Jouët champagnes, as well Jacob’s Creek, Brancott Estate, Campo Viejo, and Kenwood wines.
Pernod Ricard’s brands are distributed across 160+ markets and by its own salesforce in 73 markets. The Group’s decentralised organisation empowers its 18,500 employees to be true on-the-ground ambassadors of its vision of “Créateurs de Convivialité.” As reaffirmed by the Group’s strategic plan, “Transform and Accelerate,” deployed in 2018, Pernod Ricard’s strategy focuses on investing in long-term, profitable growth for all stakeholders.
The Group remains true to its three founding values: entrepreneurial spirit, mutual trust, and a strong sense of ethics, as illustrated by the 2030 Sustainability and Responsibility roadmap supporting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), “Good times from a good place.” In recognition of Pernod Ricard’s strong commitment to sustainable development and responsible consumption, it has received a Gold rating from Ecovadis. Pernod Ricard is also a United Nations’ Global Compact LEAD company. Pernod Ricard is listed on Euronext (Ticker: RI; ISIN Code: FR0000120693) and is part of the CAC 40 and Eurostoxx 50 indices.