ANTWERP, Belgium, 13 May 2015 – Euronav NV (NYSE: EURN & Euronext: EURN) (“Euronav”) is pleased to announce that today the General Meeting of Shareholders has approved the annual accounts for the year ended 31 December 2014, as well as the gross dividend of USD 0.25 per share that was proposed by the Board of Directors. The dividend will be payable as from 28 May 2015. The shares will trade ex-dividend as from 18 May 2015 (record date 19 May 2015). The dividend to holders of Euronext shares will be paid in EUR at the USD/EUR exchange rate of the record date. In view of this dividend payment, investors are reminded that shareholders cannot reposition their shares between the Belgian share register and the U.S. share register from Thursday 14 May 2015 until Wednesday 20 May 2015 9 a.m. CET (this is also taking into account the fact that Euroclear is closed on 14 and 15 May 2015).
The shareholders have further made the following appointments, all for a term of three years until and including the ordinary general meeting to be held in 2018:
Re-appointment of Mr. William Thomson as independent director
Appointment of Mrs. Anne-Hélène Monsellato as independent director
Appointment of Ceres Investments (Cyprus) Limited as director with Mr. Peter G. Livanos as permanent representative
Appointment of Mr. Ludovic Saverys as director.
The shareholders also approved to entrust the auditor’s mandate to the statutory auditor KPMG Bedrijfsrevisoren, with Mrs. Serge Cosijns and Götwin Jackers as permanent representatives, for a term of three years until and including the ordinary general meeting to be held in 2018.
The minutes of the General Meeting of Shareholders and of the Extra-Ordinary Meeting of Shareholders will be uploaded on Euronav’s website (www.euronav.com) in the “Investors” section under “General Assemblies”.
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Euronav is an independent tanker company engaged in the ocean transportation and storage of crude oil. The company is headquartered in Antwerp, Belgium, and has offices throughout Europe and Asia. Euronav is listed on Euronext Brussels and on the NYSE under the symbol EURN. Euroloys its fleet both on the spot and period market. VLCCs on the spot market are traded in the Tankers International pool of which Euronav is one of the major partners. Euronav’s owned and operated fleet consists of 53 double hulled vessels being 1 V-Plus, 2 FSO vessels (both owned in 50%-50% joint venture), 27 VLCCs (of which 1 in 50%-50% joint venture) and 23 Suezmaxes (of which 4 in 50%-50% joint venture). The company’s vessels mainly fly Belgian, Greek, French and Marshall Island flags.
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