During the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders of Royal Ten Cate, which was held on Thursday 21 April 2011, the dividend for the 2010 financial year was declared at € 0.75 (2009: € 0.60) per ordinary share of € 2.50 par value.
The dividend is to be paid in cash, or at the shareholder's option in ordinary shares charged to the share premium reserve. The distribution in cash will be charged with 15% dividend tax. The value of the stock dividend will surpass the value of the cash dividend by 0 to 3%.
The ex-dividend date will be Wednesday 27 April 2011. The record date for the dividend has been fixed as Friday 29 April 2011, after trading hours. Shareholders are offered the opportunity to make known their choice relating to the optional dividend before 15:00 hours CET on Friday 20 May 2011. Immediately following this, the exchange ratio of the optional dividend will be announced. The dividend will be made available for payment as from Wednes 25 May 2010.
Royal Ten Cate
Almelo, the Netherlands, Thursday 21 April 2011