Airbus raises female director proportion from 33% to 42%, shareholders approve resolutions at 2024 AGM

Airbus shareholders approved all resolutions at the Company’s 2024 Annual General Meeting (AGM) held on 10 April in Amsterdam.

Resolutions included the renewal of the three-year Board mandate of Chairman René Obermann and those of fellow non-executive directors Victor Chu, Jean-Pierre Clamadieu and Amparo Moraleda. Mr. Obermann was formally reappointed Chairman of the Board at a Board meeting held after the AGM.

Dr. Feiyu Xu was appointed as a non-executive director following approval at the shareholder meeting. She replaces Ralph D. Crosby, Jr., who resigned with effect of the date of the AGM having served on the Board since 2013. Dr. Xu was appointed for a term of two years, corresponding to the remainder of Mr. Crosby’s mandate.

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Xu is a member of the Supervisory Board of technology company ZF Friedrichshafen AG and a leading expert in the application of artificial intelligence in the industry.

Her appointment increases the proportion of female directors from 33% to 42%, in line with the Company’s commitment to promote greater diversity on the Board and Executive Committee, both in terms of gender and background.

Airbus Board mandates are renewed at each AGM in blocks of four for three years, to ensure a smooth transition of the Board’s composition and that the appropriate skills are retained among the directors.

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The proposed payments of a 2023 gross dividend of € 1.80 per share (2022: € 1.80 per share) and a special dividend of € 1.00 per share were also approved.

Wole Shadare