The Annual General Meeting of Norsk Hydro ASA today adopted all the items as proposed on the agenda, including the proposal to distribute a dividend of NOK 0.50 per share. The dividend will be paid on May 18, 2010 to ordinary shareholders listed in the Norwegian Central Securities Depository as of May 7. The share will be traded ex-dividend from May 5.
The Annual General Meeting also elected a new auditor, KPMG.
The Annual General Meeting elected the following members to the Corporate Assembly:
Siri Teigum (chair)
Leif Teksum (deputy chair)
Anne Kverneland Bogsnes
Correspondingly the following deputy members were elected for the same period:
Ann Kristin Sydnes
In addition the following members were elected to the Nomination Committee for a period of two years:
Siri Teigum (chair)
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