Greenyard’s extraordinary and annual general shareholders’ meeting were held on Friday 17 September 2021 under the chairmanship of Mr. Koen Hoffman, Chairman of the Board of Directors.
During the meeting, Mr. Hein Deprez, co-CEO, focused on the stable growth pillars for Greenyard’s future. Not only the growth of the category of fruit and vegetables linked to consumers’ search for more healthy lifestyles, but also the growth in the unique integrated relationships Greenyard establishes with its customers. Additionally, the categories in convenience and (frozen and prepared) fruit have proven to be cornerstone elements. Mr. Deprez confirmed that the
constant efforts in building strong relationships with growers, further digitisation and attention for relevant investments will continue to contribute to the growth of the company.
Mr. Marc Zwaaneveld, co-CEO, reflected on the past financial year as a year of regained strength for the company, despite globally challenging economic circumstances, in all industries. Greenyard is at the heart of plant-based and healthy food solutions.
Sustainability remains a key strategic and purposeful driver of Greenyard whereby Mr. Deprez also highlighted the recently announced, new Sustainability Report and Greenyard’s renewed ambitions on this crucial topic.
Mr. Geert Peeters, CFO, elaborated on the results of the past financial year and gave the shareholders a summary of the most important elements and figures from its recent annual report, including the recent refinancing and the capital increase. He also underlined that despite the current cost inflationary environment Greenyard is still on course to reach Greenyard’s earlier published guidance on adjusted EBITDA and leverage.
The shareholders also approved the annual accounts 2020/2021, including the allocation of the annual result as proposed by the Board of Directors. In this regard, it was decided not to distribute a dividend for the financial year ended on 31 March 2021.
Greenyard's H1 results will be published on 16 November 2021.
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