· Shareholder approval of all proposals by the Board of Directors
· €165.6m dividend represents 36% pay-out and €0.37 per share
· Annual Report and Corporate Responsibility reports published
Amadeus IT Holding, S.A. (Amadeus: “AMS.MC”), parent company of the Amadeus Group, a leading transaction processor and provider of advanced technology solutions for the global travel and tourism industry, announces that today its shareholders approved the annual dividend at the Shareholders’ General Meeting (SGM).
The total value of the dividend will be €165.6 million and represents a pay-out of 36% of the 2011 Reported profit for the year from continuing operations (excluding extraordinary items related to the IPO). The value per share (gross) is €0.37, of which an interim dividend of €0.175 was already paid in January 2012 and a complementary dividend for an amount of €0.195 will be paid on July 27 (ex-coupon date).
During the SGM all other agenda items proposed by the Board of Directors were also approved following a vote by the shareholders, including the renewal of the appointment of Deloitte as auditors.
Luis Maroto, President & CEO of Amadeus, comments on the SGM:
“We thank our shareholders for participating today in the Shareholders’ General Meeting and approving all of the Board’s proposed agenda items – along with continuing to support the Amadeus senior management.
“Despite 2011 presenting a challenging global economic environment, Amadeus achieved a healthy growth in revenue, EBITDA and adjusted profit from continuing operations.
“Shareholder remuneration is important for Amadeus. Following today’s approval, the 2011 dividend to our shareholders will amount to €165.6 million (€0.37 per share), 23% higher than the previous year.
“Once again I would like to thank our customers for their support and partnership, alongside our investors for their continued backing. I would also like to give recognition to Amadeus’ most important asset, our employees, whose talent, commitment and enthusiasm are key to our success.”
Electronic copies of the 2011 Corporate Responsibility report produced by Amadeus were also made available to shareholders. The report describes the areas where Amadeus is working to increase the economic, social and environmental value it generates – and how this is integrated into the Amadeus culture and decision making process. For reference, an interactive version of the document is available (in both English and Spanish) at: