Oslo, 7 April 2017: Yara International ASA will hold its Annual General Meeting on Thursday 11 May at 17:00 CEST at Drammensveien 131, Oslo.
The Board proposes that the existing share buy-back program is replaced by a new program, renewing the Board's authorization to acquire up to 5% of Yara's shares before the next Annual General Meeting. Shares may be purchased within a price range of NOK 10 to NOK 1,000. Any shares acquired under the proposed program shall be subsequently cancelled, and Yara has entered into a new agreement with the Norwegian State to redeem shares on a pro-rata basis so that the State's ownership is unchanged.
The complete notice of the Annual General Meeting will be distributed to Yara's registered shareholders and is also available on Yara's website:
The Board proposes that a dividend of NOK 10.00 per share is paid for the financial year 2016. The dividend is proposed to be paid to the Company's shareholders as of 11 May 2017 (as registered in VPS on 15 May 2017), and the share will then trade ex-dividend from and including 12 May 2017. If the Board's proposal is approved, the intention is to pay the dividend on 23 May 2017.
Thor Giæver, Investor Relations
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Yara's knowledge, products and solutions grow farmers', distributors' and industrial customers' businesses profitably and responsibly, while protecting the earth's resources, food and environment.
Our fertilizers, crop nutrition programs and technologies increase yields, improve product quality and reduce the environmental impact of agricultural practices. Our industrial and environmental solutions improve air quality by reducing emissions from industry and transportation, and serve as key ingredients in the production of a wide range of goods. We foster a culture that promotes the safety of our employees, contractors and societies.
Founded in 1905 to solve emerging famine in Europe, today Yara has a worldwide presence, with close to 15,000 employees and sales to about 160 countries.
This information is subject to the disclosure requirements pursuant to section 5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act.