EVS SHAREHOLDERS APPROVE A TOTAL GROSS DIVIDEND OF EUR 2.64 AND THE APPOINTMENT OF YVES TROUVEROY AS NEW DIRECTOR

17/5/2011

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Publication on May 17, 2011 – 6.00 pm CET
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EVS SHAREHOLDERS APPROVE A TOTAL GROSS DIVIDEND OF EUR 2.64
AND THE APPOINTMENT OF
YVES TROUVEROY AS NEW DIRECTOR
Liège - Belgium, May 17, 2011, EVS Broadcast Equipment S.A. (Euronext Bruxelles: EVS.BR, Bloomberg: EVS
BB, Reuters: EVS.BR), (Pinksheets: EVBEF), the leader in Professional Digital Video applications for live and
studio TV production, held today its Annual Ordinary Meeting of Shareholders.
42 shareholders representing 2,660,506 shares, or 19.5% of the company shares, attended physically or by proxy
the shareholders meeting at EVS Head Office. All Board propositions have been approved and in particular the
following points:
100% of the represented shareholders approved a total gross dividend of EUR 2.64 for fiscal year 2010 which
implies the payment of a final gross dividend of EUR 1.48 (EUR 1.11 after payment of withholding tax of 25%, exdate
May 26, 2011, and payment date June 1, 2011).
The shareholders also approved all proposed Board mandates renewals or first election: Francis Bodson, renewal
for 3 years (approved by 98% of the votes), Jean-Pierre Pironnet, 3 years (85%), Jean Dumbruch, 3 years (98%),
Christian Raskin, independent Director, 3 years (100%), appointment of Yves Trouveroy, independent Director, 1
year (100%).
Thereby, Yves Trouveroy joins the Board:
- Yves Trouveroy (49) is Partner at E-Capital Equity Management, the management company of the private
equity funds E-Capital I (1999) and E-Capital II (2007) that invest in Belgian small and medium-sized
companies. Before 1999, he practiced as Lawyer at De Bandt, van Hecke & Lagae and then served as
executive in the International Trade & Project Finance and Corporate Investment Banking departments of
Generale Bank (Fortis). He holds a law degree from the Université Catholique de Louvain and a Masters of
Laws from New York University
Laurent Minguet, who successfully co-founded the company with Pierre L’Hoest (CEO) and Michel Counson
(CTO) back in 1994, has not asked for the renewal of his mandate. He left the operational management of EVS
back in 2004, to start and develop XDC (subsidiary of EVS, active in digital cinema) until the end of 2007. Since
then, he is involved in many other projects. The Board wants to express its deep gratitude for the continued and
essential support of Laurent Minguet and his longstanding commitment to the development of the company.
An Extraordinary General Meeting will be called in the second half of 2011, in order to adapt the bylaws of the
company to the new rules relating to shareholders’ rights, which will enter in force on January 1, 2012.
The documents relating to the shareholders’ meeting, including the minutes and the results of the votes, are
available on www.evs-global.com in the Investor Relations section, “General Meetings” page.
Corporate Calendar:
Tuesday May 17, 2011 Ordinary General Meeting
Thursday May 26, 2011 Final Dividend Ex-date Coupon 12
Wednesday June 1, 2011 Final Dividend Payment date Coupon 12
Thursday August 25, 2011 2Q11 earnings
Thursday November 3, 2011 Extraordinary General Meeting
Thursday November 10, 2011 3Q11 earnings
Monday November 21, 2011 Postponed Extraordinary General Meeting (if needed)
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For more information, please contact:
Jacques GALLOY, Director & CFO
Geoffroy d’OULTREMONT, Investor Relations & Corporate Communications Manager
EVS Broadcast Equipment S.A., Liege Science Park, 16 rue du Bois Saint-Jean, B-4102 Ougrée (Liège), Belgium
Tel: +32 4 361 70 14. E-mail: corpcom@evs.tv; www.evs-global.com
About EVS Group
EVS Broadcast Equipment designs, develops and markets professional digital equipment for Television. The company employs over 375 persons (FTE)
in 16 countries and sells its products to professionals of the video and audio sectors in more than 100 countries. EVS is a public company traded on
Euronext Brussels: EVS, ISIN: BE0003820371. For more information, refer to www.evs-global.com, www.evs.tv
EVS Broadcast is the world leader for Live TV Production Digital Disk Recorders and Related Software Applications, especially in the field of sports. The
company’s dedicated hardware and software suite offer a complete production platform: live slow motion (LSM), high speed slow motion, replay only,
clips generation, quick clips editing, real-time SD/HD video files transfer, time delay, multi-camera recording, metadata association, graphics storage and
play-out, digital transmission, multi-format ingest and play-back, audio record & edit, webcasting, mobile phone clipping. Main software applications like
the “IP Director®” are running on the dedicated robust and flexible hardware the “XT[2]® Platform”. The world’s leading broadcasters, such as NBC,
BSkyB, FOX, RTBF, RTL, NHK, CANAL+, ABC, ESPN, TF1, CCTV, PBS, CBS, BBC, ZDF, Channel One, Channel7, RAI, TVE, NEP, MEDIAPRO,
EUROMEDIA, BEXEL, ALFACAM and many others use EVS’ solutions.
XDC, of which EVS owns 41.3%, is the European leader for Digital Cinema technology and services in Europe with more than 3,800 committed digital
screens in 11 European countries (Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Austria, Portugal, Belgium, The Netherlands, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia and
Poland) out of which 2,000 have already been deployed. www.xdcinema.com

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