ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF 18 APRIL 2013
A large majority of shareholders have reconfirmed their support for the Manager's strategy of geographic diversification
Dividend: ¤0.41 per share to be paid on 16 May 2013
Paris, 19 April 2013 - Shareholders convened their combined Annual General Meeting on Thursday, 18 April 2013. The quorum attained was greater than 65%.
In the ordinary portion of the meeting, shareholders approved the statutory and consolidated accounts for the year ended 31 December 2012, and set the dividend to be paid on the results of the year at ¤0.41 per share. Altamir Amboise shares will trade ex-dividend on 13 May 2013, and the dividend will be paid on 16 May 2013. In the extraordinary portion of the meeting, shareholders approved the proposed resolution to change the name of the company to Altamir.
Of the sixteen resolutions voted on by shareholders, three resolutions were rejected, as follows:
- Resolution A proposed by ADAM/Moneta Asset Management regarding a share buy-back program and not concurred by the Supervisory Board and the Manager (72% voted against the resolution, while 28% voted in favor).
- Resolution 4 (regarding regulated agreements) received 5.8m votes in favor, and 9.4m votes against it; the 8.55m shares held by Maurice Tchenio's could not be voted for this resolution
- Resolution 14 (proposing an amendment to article 10 regarding holders of B shares). It should be noted that since it is categorized as extraordinary, resolution 14 must receive 66,6% of votes in order to be approved, while it received only 58.6% votes in favor.
The details of the voting results will be made available on the company's website: www.altamir-amboise.fr.
Maurice Tchenio, Chairman and CEO of Altamir Amboise Gérance stated: «I sincerely thank our shareholders who, via their very clear vote, have once again demonstrated their support for the Company's long-term strategy, even more strongly than they did last year. Altamir offers its shareholders a way to participate in Apax Partners investments in a very transparent and cost efficient manner. A large majority of shareholders have expressed their confidence in the Manager's ability to pursue the stated strategy of investing in profitable and high growth companies, to grow NAV per share, and to share with shareholders in the fruits of these investments, without compromising the company's financial flexibility.»
About Altamir Amboise
Altamir Amboise is a listed private equity company with approximately ¤500 million in assets under management. The objective of Altamir Amboise is to grow its net asset value (NAV) and to outperform the most relevant indices (CAC Mid & Small, and LPX Europe).
Altamir Amboise invests through the funds managed by Apax Partners France, a leading private equity firm in French-speaking Europe, and through Apax Partners LLP, one of the world's leading private equity investment groups. Both firms target buyout and growth capital investments in which they are majority shareholders or lead investors, and help management teams to implement ambitious value creation plans.
Altamir Amboise provides access to a diversified portfolio of fast-growing companies across Apax's sectors of specialization: Technology, Media, Telecom, Retail & Consumer, Healthcare, and Business & Financial Services. The portfolio is also diversified by size and geography: mid-sized companies in French-speaking European countries; and larger companies across Europe, North America and key emerging markets (China, India, Brazil).
Altamir Amboise is listed, since its inception in 1995, on the NYSE Euronext Paris exchange, Compartment B, ticker: LTA, ISIN code: FR0000053837. It is listed on the CAC Small, CAC Mid & Small, CAC All-Tradable and LPX Europe indices, among others. The total number of Altamir Amboise ordinary shares in circulation at 31 December 2012 was 36,512,301. For further information, please visit www.altamir-amboise.fr
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