Sodexo's Annual Shareholders’ Meeting was held on Monday, December 19, 2022 at the Seine Musicale auditorium in Boulogne-Billancourt, chaired by Sophie Bellon, Chairwoman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of Sodexo.

Quorum was established at 83.40% and 2,716 shareholders were present, represented or voted by correspondence.

All the resolutions put forward by the Board of Directors were adopted, notably:

  • Setting the dividend at €2.40 per share. The ex-dividend date of the coupon is December 23, 2022, and the dividend will be paid on December 28, 2022.
  • The renewals of the mandates of Véronique Laury, Luc Messier and Cécile Tandeau de Marsac as Directors, for a period of 3 years.
  • The appointment of Patrice de Talhouët as new Director for a period of 3 years.
  • The appointment of Ernst & Young Audit as statutory auditor.
  • The approval of all the resolutions related to remuneration.
  • The share buyback program.

At the end of the Shareholders’ Meeting, Sodexo’s Board of Directors still comprises 12 members, including four different nationalities, six independent directors, six women and two employee representatives. 

During the Shareholders' Meeting, Sophie Bellon, Chairwoman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of Sodexo, said: "On behalf of the Board of Directors, I would like to warmly thank our 422,000 employees for their unwavering commitment to our customers and consumers in a challenging environment. I would also like to thank our shareholders for their trust and support.” 

The  Shareholders’ Meeting was broadcast live and will very soon be available on a deferred basis, in French and English, as well as the detailed results of the votes, on sodexo.com, in the "Finance – Shareholders – Shareholders’ Meetings" section.

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