Press release – Paris, 25 June 2010
The Board of Directors, meeting on 24 June under the chairmanship of Patrick
Ricard, decided to distribute an interim cash dividend of €0.61 per share for
the current 2009/10 financial year. The ex-dividend date will be Friday 2 July
and the interim dividend will be paid on Wednesday 7 July 2010.
Pernod Ricard (Paris:RI) traditionally pays out an interim dividend equivalent
to 50% of the dividend of the previous year. In 2008/09, a year marked by the
global crisis, a dividend exceptionally reduced to € 0.50 per share was paid.
The current interim dividend was thus determined as being half the dividend paid
in respect of the 2007/08 financial year, adjusted for both the preferential
subscription rights granted as part of the capital increase of 12 May 2009 and
the bonus share issue of 16 November 2009.
As previously announced, the Group intends to resume from this year its past
policy of distributing about one third of Net Profit from Recurring Operations.
The dividend will be submitted by the Board of Directors for approval by the
Annual General Meeting of shareholders to be held on Wednesday 10 November next.
The final dividend will be paid after the AGM.
Shareholders` calendar: 2009/10 Full-year trading update: Thursday 22 July 2010
after close of trading.
About Pernod Ricard
Pernod Ricard is the world`s co-leader in Wines and Spirits with consolidated
sales of € 7,203 million in 2008/09. Created by the merger of Pernod and Ricard
(1975), the Group has undergone sustained development, based on both organic
growth and acquisitions: Seagram (2001), Allied Domecq (2005) and Vin&Sprit
Pernod Ricard owns one of the most prestigious brand portfolios in the sector:
Absolut Premium Vodka; Ricard pastis; Ballantine`s, Chivas Regal, Royal Salute
and The Glenlivet Scotch whiskies; Jameson`s Irish Whiskey; Martell cognac;
Havana Club rum; Beefeater gin; Kahlúa and Malibu liqueurs; Mumm and
Perrier-Jouët champagnes; and Jacob`s Creek, Montana, Campo Viejo and Graffigna
The Group believes in a decentralised organisation, with 6 Brand Owners and 70
Distribution Companies established in each key market, and employs a workforce
of around 19,000 people. Pernod Ricard is strongly committed to a sustainable
development policy and encourages responsible consumption of its products.
Pernod Ricard`s strategy and ambitions are founded on 3 key values that guide
its development: entrepreneurial spirit, mutual trust and a strong sense of
Pernod Ricard is listed on the NYSE Euronext exchange (Ticker: RI; ISIN code:
FR0000120693) and is a member of the CAC 40 index.
To read more, please go to www.pernod-ricard.com
Olivier CAVIL, +33 (0)1 41 00 40 96
Denis FIEVET, +33 (0)1 41 00 41 71
Financial Communication – Investor Relations VP
Florence TARON, +33 (0)1 41 00 40 88
Press Relations and External Communication Manager
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