Aker Yards ASA has today on 22 March 2006 held its Annual General Meeting. All proposals to the AGM were approved. The AGM approved the Board's proposed distribution of dividend of NOK 15.50 per share.
Dividend will be distributed to the company's shareholders as at the end of 4 April
2006. Consequently, the shares will be traded ex dividend as from 5 April 2006.
Shares issued on or before 4 April 2006 by possible conversion pursuant to the agreement referred to in item 14 of the agenda for the ordinary general meeting, will be entitled to dividend for 2005 in line with the existing shares. This is in accordance with the agreement and the reason for the elected record date.
The total amount of dividend will be NOK 352,181,963 if conversion takes place in time, and otherwise NOK 319,333,542
The company intends to transfer the dividend to the shareholders on or about 19 April 2006.
The Board of Directors now consists of
Leif-Arne Langøy (chairman)
Svein Sivertsen (vice-chairman)
Arne Otte Rogne
Karl Johan Breivik
An English office translation of the minutes of the meeting is attached .