Amsterdam, the Netherlands – Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) today published the agenda and the explanatory notes for the 2015 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (AGM).
In view of the sharpening of Philips’ strategic focus announced on September 23, 2014, the voting items on the AGM agenda include the separation of the Lighting business from Royal Philips. It is the current intention to effectuate the separation of the Lighting business through an Initial Public Offering, but other options will continue to be reviewed. A shareholders circular with further information related to this agenda item will be published before March 26, 2015.
The agenda for the AGM also includes the proposal to re-appoint Frans van Houten, Ron Wirahadiraksa and Pieter Nota as the members of the Board of Management for a term of four years. The agenda also includes the proposal to re-appoint Jackson Tai, Heino von Prondzynski and Kees van Lede as members of the Supervisory Board. Additionally, the agenda contains the proposal to appoint Ernst & Young Accountants LLP as external auditor of Philips.