Paris (ots/PRNewswire) - Valeo's Annual General Shareholders'
Meeting (AGM) was held today under the chairmanship of Thierry Morin,
Valeo Chairman & CEO, and was followed by a Board meeting.
2006 results and outlook
The AGM approved Valeo's 2006 accounts which were published on
February 12th 2007.
In 2006, the Valeo Group, compared with most of its competitors,
was able to better weather the steep rise in commodity prices and
the slowdown in automotive output in North America and Western Europe
thanks to its diversified customer base, a recovery in the
aftermarket and rigorous cost management. Total operating revenues
rose by 2.6% to 10,086 million euros and net income attributable to
the company's shareholders stood at 161 million euros versus 142
million euros in 2005.
Thierry Morin presented to the shareholders Valeo's strategy built
on operational excellence and technological innovation as the
differentiating factors. Valeo will continue to re-focus its product
portfolio on its three Domains: Driving Assistance, Powertrain
Efficiency and Comfort Enhancement, through targeted acquisitions and
divestments. This strategy should enable Valeo to reach an operating
margin of 6% in 2010.
The AGM approved the payment of a dividend of 1.1 euro per share,
unchanged compared with the previous year. The profit pay-out comes
to 53% versus 62% in 2005. It is expected to be paid as of June 1st
Renewal and appointment of nine Board Members
The AGM renewed the mandates of Messrs. Pierre Alain De Smedt,
Philippe Guédon, Thierry Morin and Erich Spitz as Board Members.
It ratified the co-optation of Ms Helle Kristoffersen and of
Mr Georges Pauget and renewed their mandates.
It appointed Messrs. Gérard Blanc, Pascal Colombani and Lord
Jay of Ewelme.
Valeo's Board is thus comprised of 11 Board members.
The resolutions sponsored by Pardus aiming for the appointment of
eight Board Members, which had not been recommended by the Board,
The resolutions relative to the financial authorizations delegated
to the Board of Directors were adopted with the exception of
resolutions 19, 20 and 22 relating to authorizations for a capital
increase without preferential subscription rights.
The voting details by resolution are available on the Group's
Board of Directors
After the AGM, the Board of Directors re-elected Thierry Morin
as Chairman & CEO.
Valeo is an independent industrial group dedicated to the design,
production and sale of components, integrated systems and modules for
cars and trucks. It is one of the world's leading automotive
suppliers. The Group has 131 production sites, 68 R&D centers, 9
distribution platforms, and employs 71,100 people in 29 countries
For more information about the Group and its activities, please
visit our web site www.valeo.com
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