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Information for shareholders

Shareholders with substantial participating interest (>3%)

The following shareholders with a substantial participating interest (>3%) are registered with the AFM (authority financial markets), in accordance with the notification duty pursuant to the Dutch Financial Supervision Act (Wft). These notifications were made as of 24 May 2016, the day on which the ForFarmers share became listed on Euronext Amsterdam.

 Shareholder  Interest  Date of notification
 Coöperatie FromFarmers  49.99%  18 Oktober 2017
 Stichting Beheer- en Administratiekantoor ForFarmers  9.69%  31 March 2017
 APG Asset Management N.V.  10.00%  21 December 2018
 Kempen Capital Management N.V.  5.27%   8 February 2017
 JP Morgan Asset Management Holdings Inc.  3.01%  13 October 2017


Specification of depositary receipts and shares in circulation

As at 31 December 2017, Coöperatie FromFarmers (hereinafter: the ‘Cooperative’) has a direct capital interest (based on the number of issued ordinary shares) of 17.4%, for which there is no connection to a participation account, and an indirect interest of 31.8%, for which the Cooperative has issued participation accounts to individual members. These members may at any time decide for themselves to convert their participation account, or part thereof, into depositary receipts, make a transfer to investment accounts, or sell on Euronext Amsterdam.

As at 31 December 2017, the Cooperative could give voting instructions for 52,295,509 (certificates of) shares and additionally could give voting instructions for 8,189,422 depositary receipts, which were held by Stichting Beheer- en Administratiekantoor ForFarmers and for which voting rights had not been requested. Taking into consideration the effect of the share buy-back programme, the  Cooperative held a voting interest of 60.0% (based on the number of outstanding ordinary shares) as at 31 December 2017. The Cooperative also holds the priority share as long as certain conditions are adhered to as laid down in the Articles of Association. This is clarified in the table below.

Afbeelding: Specification of depositary receipts in circulation

2017 dividend proposal

The proposal to distribute a dividend of €0.30 per share of a nominal value of €0.01 (2016: €0.24) shall be submitted to the General Meeting of Shareholders of 26 April 2018. This corresponds with a pay-out ratio of 50% of the result after tax and excluding non-recurring effects and means an increase in dividend of 25%. The aforementioned proposal has been approved by the Supervisory Board.

Annual General Meeting

You can find information about the Annual General Meeting in our financial calendar. Please visit the recent events part to find more information about recent Annual General Meetings. 

Closing rates certificates and shares as per day

Closing rates certificates as per day