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AkzoNobel shareholders approve dividend

At today’s Annual General Meeting, shareholders of Akzo Nobel N.V. (AkzoNobel) approved the company’s 2010 financial statements and agreed that the 2010 financial year dividend would be €1.40 (2009: €1.35) per common share.

An interim dividend of €0.32 was paid in November 2010, which means the final payment will be €1.08per share.

The final dividend will be paid on May 10, 2011. AkzoNobel shares will be traded ex-dividend on Euronext Amsterdam from April 29, 2011. The record date is May 3, 2011. 

Supervisory Board reappointments
Ernst Bufe and Peggy Bruzelius were reappointed to the Supervisory Board for another four-year term. 

Amendments to the Board of Management remuneration policy
proposal to introduce a minimum shareholding requirement and related matching scheme was approved.

The proposal regarding improved sustainability performance measurement was also approved.

Both proposals were introduced to the Board of Management’s remuneration scheme to improve upon the existing policy and further incentivize long-term company performance.

Further information about the amendments to the remuneration policy is available on the company's website.

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