The General Meeting confirmed the appointment of Sylvia JAY (Director General of the British Food & Drink Federation), as a member of the Board of Directors. It approved the distribution of a net dividend of EUR 4.50 per share (to which should be added a tax credit of up to EUR 2.25). The dividend will be paid entirely in cash as from Monday June 24, 2002.
The General Meeting also decided the four-for-one stock split designed to increase the liquidity of the Saint-Gobain share and set as a result the par value of each share at 4 euros. On Thursday June 27, 2002 the shares with a par value of 16 euros will be exchanged on the basis of four new shares for an old one.