Amsterdam, 20 April 2006 - Heineken Holding N.V. announced today that its Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (AGM) has adopted all proposals on the agenda of the meeting. The most important resolutions are listed below.
Dividend The Board of Directors announced the distribution of an unchanged cash dividend of ¤0.40 per ordinary share of ¤1.60 nominal value, which will be subject to 25% Dutch withholding tax. As an interim dividend of ¤0.16 was paid on 21 September 2005, the final dividend will be ¤0.24 per ordinary share. Heineken Holding N.V. ordinary shares will be quoted ex final dividend on Monday 24 April 2006. With effect from Monday 8 May 2006 the final dividend will be made payable.
Authorisation of the Board of Directors to repurchase own shares The AGM has authorised the Board of Directors for the statutory maximum period of 18 months, starting 20 April 2006, to repurchase shares subject to the following conditions and with due observance of the law and the Articles of Association:
1. the maximum number of shares which may be repurchased is the statutory maximum of 10% of the issued share capital of the company; 2. repurchase transactions must be executed at a price between the nominal value of the shares and 110% of the opening price quoted for the shares in the Official Price List (Officiële Prijscourant) of Euronext Amsterdam on the date of the repurchase transaction or, in the absence of such a price, the latest price quoted therein; 3. repurchase transactions may be executed on the stock exchange or otherwise.
Authorisation of the Board of Directors to issue (rights to) shares and to restrict or exclude shareholders' pre-emptive rights The AGM has authorised the Board of Directors for a period of 18 months, starting 20 April 2006, to issue shares or grant rights to subscribe for shares and to restrict or exclude shareholders' pre-emptive rights, with due observance of the law and the Articles of Association. The authorisation will be limited to 10% of the company's issued share capital, as per the date of issue.
The full list of the resolutions by the AGM of Heineken Holding N.V. of 20 April 2006 can be found under Investor Relations on www.heinekeninternational.com.
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