This excerpt taken from the SYT 6-K filed Apr 21, 2006.
At the fifth Annual General Meeting of Syngenta AG, the 1016 shareholders representing 25.88% of the total shares approved all the motions proposed by the Board of Directors.
Shareholders approved an increase in the dividend of 22 per cent to CHF3.30, to be paid by way of a nominal share value reduction. Shareholders also approved a reduction of the share capital through the cancellation of 2.3 million shares, which the Company had repurchased on a second trading line. The shareholders also authorized the Board to purchase up to 10 per cent of the total share capital. For this purpose, the Company intends to open a new second trading line on virt-x on May 30, 2006, with a term of 3 years.
Dr. Jürg Witmer, Chairman of Givaudan, was elected as a new member of the Board for a three-year term of office. Peggy Bruzelius, Peter Doyle and Pierre Landolt were re-elected to the Board for a three-year term of office.
The annual and financial reports for 2005 were approved. Ernst & Young AG were re-elected as Group Auditors of Syngenta.
Syngenta is a world-leading agribusiness committed to sustainable agriculture through innovative research and technology. The company is a leader in crop protection, and ranks third in the high-value commercial seeds market. Sales in 2005 were approximately $8.1 billion. Syngenta employs more than 19,000 people in over 90 countries. Syngenta is listed on the Swiss stock exchange (SYNN) and in New York (SYT). Further information is available at www.syngenta.com.
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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.