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Paris, 23 May 2007
Crédit Agricole S.A. held its general shareholders' meeting today at the Parc des Expositions de la Porte de Versailles in Paris. The meeting was chaired by René Carron, the bank's Chairman, and Georges Pauget, its Chief Executive Officer.
More than a thousand shareholders attended this meeting. With a quorum of 71.52%, the general meeting was able to vote on all the proposed resolutions, including extraordinary resolutions. All these resolutions were passed, with between 88.7% and 99.9% of voting rights.
The net dividend for 2006 was set at €1.15, which will be payable as from 29 May 2007.
During this meeting, the shareholders voted in favour of :
- ratifying the Board of Directors' appointment of Jean-Paul Chifflet, Chief Executive Officer of the Caisse Régionale de Crédit Agricole* Centre-Est, as director in replacement of Yves Couturier.
- appointing as directors:
• Dominique Lefebvre, Chairman of the Caisse Régionale de Crédit Agricole Val de France, in replacement of Roger Gobin
• Lord Michaël Jay, independent member of the House of Lords in the United Kingdom since 2006, in replacement of Corrado Passera.
Additionally, the general shareholders' meeting reappointed Jean-Paul Chifflet, Pierre Bru, Alain David and Bruno de Laage as directors for a further three-year term.