The Annual General Meeting of Manutan International, held on 13 March 2009 and chaired by Mr Alain Juliard, approved the 30 September 2009's financial statements.
The consolidated turnover of Eur 502 millions increased by 12 % compared with that of the previous year, which had already grown by 15%.
This significant growth, combined with the controlled evolution of operational expenses, resulted in the increase of the current operational profit and the uphold of the relating profitability, ie: 10,1 % of the turnover versus 10,4 % the year before.
The payment of a dividend of Eur 1,52 will take place on 25 March 2009, for each of the capital share, at the desk of Lazard Frères Banque.
The entire amount therefore distributed is eligible, for French tax resident individuals, to the 40% allowance mentioned at article 158-3-2° of the "Code Général des Impôts" (Tax Law).
The distribution rate represents 34 % of the net profit adjusted for real estate exceptional gains.