Press release

Combined annual and extraordinary shareholders' meeting on April 15, 2009

Good performance in 2008<br/>
Consolidated revenue: €12.8 billion (+9.6%)<br/>
Group share of consolidated net profit: €490 million (+3.4%)<br/>
Dividend per share: €8.75 (+2.9%)

At the Annual and Extraordinary Shareholders’ Meeting on April 15, 2009, chaired by Mr. Hervé Le Bouc, the shareholders of Colas approved all resolutions put to vote. 

Key figures 2008:

Consolidated revenue for 2008 rose 9.6% to 12.8 billion euros, compared to 11.7 billion euros in 2007.  The Group’s share of net profit amounted to 490 million euros (474 million euros in 2007).  Net profit for parent company Colas totaled 327.7 million euros, compared to 278.5 million euros in 2007.  


A net dividend of 8.75 euros per share – a 2.9% increase compared to the dividend distributed last year – will be paid out as of April 28, 2009 in cash or in shares.  For shareholders who wish to be paid in shares, the issue price of new shares issued in payment of the dividend has been set at 131.72 euros.  Shareholders have from April 28, 2009 to May 19, 2009 included to make their choices known.  After this date, the dividend will be paid out in cash only.  

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