The General Meeting of Shareholders approved the 2014 annual accounts today. The proposed dividend for ordinary shareholders for the 2014 financial year of EUR 400 million was approved. An interim dividend of EUR 125 million was already paid in November 2014. The final dividend for ordinary shareholders of EUR 275 million will be paid no later than 13 April 2015.
Furthermore, Hans de Haan was reappointed as Supervisory Board member for a period of one year (until the General Meeting of Shareholders in 2016). Accordingly, he will remain Chairman of the Audit Committee for the same period. Hans de Haan has been a Supervisory Board member and Chairman of the Audit Committee since 2009. Separately, Hans de Haan was appointed to the role of vice-chairman of the Supervisory Board today.
Lastly, the General Meeting of Shareholders appointed Ernst & Young Accountants (EY) as its external auditor for the financial years 2016 until 2018. The statutory audit of the 2015 annual accounts will be performed by KPMG, ABN AMRO’s current auditor.