Shareholders amply support Management's long-term strategy
- Dividend of €0.20 per share to be paid 24 April 2012
Paris, 29 March 2012 - Altamir Amboise held its Combined Annual General Meeting on 29 March 2012. The quorum stood at more than 66% (compared to 43% and 48% in the two previous Annual General Meetings).
Shareholders approved, by more than two-thirds, all of the resolutions submitted by Management and the Supervisory Board for Shareholder vote. The results of the vote will be made available on the company's website, www.altamir-amboise.fr.
In the ordinary session of the Annual General Meeting, the Shareholders approved the statutory and consolidated annual financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2011, and a dividend distribution of €0.20 per share on 2011 earnings. Altamir Amboise shares will go ex-dividend on 19 April 2012, and the dividend will be paid 24 April 2012.
The resolution proposed by ADAM/Moneta Asset Management regarding the dividend, which was not agreed to by Management nor by the Supervisory Board, was also rejected by the majority of Shareholders.
Maurice Tchenio, Chairman and CEO of Altamir Amboise Gérance said after the meeting, « I sincerely thank the Shareholders, who by their vote, make clear their support for the Company's long-term strategy. Our objective is to offer our current and future shareholders the opportunity to invest in private equity through the funds managed by Apax Partners France and Apax Partners LLP, two private equity leaders in their respective markets. Our second objective is to attain a critical size of €1 Billion of assets under management to provide liquidity to our shares, and thereby reduce the discount to NAV at which they currently trade.».
About Altamir Amboise
Altamir Amboise has been a listed private equity investment company since its inception in 1995, and now has approximately €500m in assets under management.
It invests exclusively through the funds managed by Apax Partners France, a leading private equity firm with 40 years of investing experience.
Altamir Amboise gives access to a diversified portfolio of fast-growing mid-market companies, across Apax's sectors of specialisation: Technology, Telecom, Media, Retail & Consumer, Healthcare, and Business & Financial Services.
Apax funds target management buyouts and growth capital investments in which they are either majority owners or lead investors. By aligning their interests with those of the management teams they are backing, Apax funds are in a position to implement ambitious value creation plans.
Altamir Amboise is listed on NYSE Euronext Paris, Compartment B, ticker LTA, ISIN Code FR0000053837. It is included in the CAC Small (formerly CAC Small 90) and CAC All-Tradable (formerly SBF 250) indices. The total number of Altamir Amboise ordinary shares outstanding at 31 December 2011 was 36,512,301.
For more information: www.altamir-amboise.fr
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