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Friday 26 April, 2013


Ordinary and Extraordinary Shareholders\' Meeti...

PR Newswire/Les Echos/


PARIS, APRIL 25, 2013

     Imerys' Ordinary & Extraordinary Shareholders' Meeting held today

* 2012 Financial statements approved, EUR1.55 dividend per share to be paid out
  as from May 13, 2013

* Approval of all resolutions 


At the Ordinary & Extraordinary General Meeting held today, the shareholders
approved the statutory and consolidated financial statements for 2012, which
report a net income from current operations, Group share, of EUR310.3 million,
up + 2.3% compared with 2011.


The Shareholders' General Meeting approved the allocation of the Company's 2012
earnings and the distribution of a EUR1.55 dividend per share, a + 3.3% 
increase from financial 2011. This dividend will be paid out as from 
May 13, 2013.


The other resolutions adopted by the Ordinary & Extraordinary Shareholders'
Meeting particularly concern:
* the renewal, for a period of three years, of the terms of office as Director
  of Mrs. Fatine Layt, as well as Mr. Ian Gallienne, Mr. Robert Peugeot, Mr.
  Olivier Pirotte and Mr. Amaury de Seze;
* the ratification of the cooptation of Mrs. Marion Guillou as Director for a
  period of three years;
* the appointment of Mrs. Marie-Françoise Walbaum, as new Director, for a
  period of two years;
* the renewal, in favor of the Board of Directors, of the authorization for the
  Company to buy back its own shares;
* the renewal, in favor of the Board of Directors, of all the customary
  financial authorizations to increase share capital by the issuance of shares 
  or securities, with or without preferential subscription rights for existing
* the renewal, in favor of the Board of Directors, of all the specific
  authorizations for the purposes of reserving a capital increase, or issuing
  stock warrants, entailing the waiver by existing shareholders of their
  preferential subscription rights, for the benefit of employees and/or 
  corporate officers.

On this occasion, Mr. Jacques Drijard was warmly thanked for his dedication to
the Group during all those 43 years, as well as Mr. Jean Monville and Mr.
Pierre-Jean Sivignon for their contribution to the work of the Board and its

Financial agenda 2013

July 30            1st half 2013 results
October 30         3rd quarter 2013 results

These dates are given for information only and may be updated on the Group's
website under Finance / Financial Agenda.

Availability of information

The press release is available from the Group's website and can
be accessed from the home page in the News section.

The world leader in mineral-based specialty solutions for industry, with 
EUR 3.9 billion revenue and 16,000 employees in 2012, Imerys transforms a 
unique range of minerals to deliver essential functions (heat resistance, 
mechanical strength, conductivity, coverage, barrier effect, etc.) that are 
essential to its customers' products and manufacturing processes.

Whether mineral components, functional additives, process enablers or finished
products, Imerys' solutions contribute to the quality of a great number of
applications in consumer goods, industrial equipment or construction. Combining
expertise, creativity and attentiveness to customers' needs, the Group's
international teams constantly identify new applications and develop high
value-added solutions under a determined approach to responsible development.
These strengths enable Imerys to develop through a sound, profitable business

More comprehensive information about Imerys may be obtained from its Internet
website ( under Regulated Information, particularly in its
Registration Document filed with Autorité des marchés financiers on March 21,
2013 under number D.13-0195 (also available from the Autorité des marchés
financiers website, Imerys draws the attention of 
investors to chapter 4, "Risk Factors", of its Registration Document.

Analyst/Investor Relations:           Press Contacts:
Pascale Arnaud +33 (0)1 4955 6401     Pascale Arnaud +33 (0)1 4955 6401 
[email protected]                    Raphaël Leclerc +33 (0)6 7316 8806
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