May 7, 2020
Amsterdam, the Netherlands – Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) today announced that it will convene an Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders (EGM) and publish the agenda with explanatory note shortly. The sole purpose of the EGM is submit to Philips’ shareholders the revised proposal, as announced on April 20, 2020, to declare a distribution of EUR 0.85 per common share against the net income for 2019, in shares only.
The EGM is scheduled to be held on June 26, 2020, beginning at 11:00 hours CET. To protect the health and safety of all participants in connection with COVID-19 and considering the temporary legislative measures from the Dutch government, shareholders are invited to submit their voting instructions and follow the meeting via the live webcast only, which will be available on Philips’ website.
Upon convocation, the agenda with explanatory note and other information relevant for the EGM will be available here.
If the above dividend proposal is adopted, the dividend timetable will be as follows:
The number of share dividend rights entitled to one new common share will be determined based on the volume-weighted average price of all traded common shares of Koninklijke Philips N.V. at Euronext Amsterdam on June 30, and July 1 and 2, 2020. The company will calculate the number of share dividend rights entitled to one new common share, such that the gross dividend in shares would be approximately equal to EUR 0.85.
For further information, please contact:
Philips Global Press Office
Tel.: +31 6 15213446
Philips Investor Relations
Tel.: +31 20 59 77055
About Royal Philips
Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a leading health technology company focused on improving people's health and enabling better outcomes across the health continuum from healthy living and prevention, to diagnosis, treatment and home care. Philips leverages advanced technology and deep clinical and consumer insights to deliver integrated solutions. Headquartered in the Netherlands, the company is a leader in diagnostic imaging, image-guided therapy, patient monitoring and health informatics, as well as in consumer health and home care. Philips' health technology portfolio generated 2019 sales of EUR 19.5 billion and employs approximately 81,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. News about Philips can be found at www.philips.com/newscenter.
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