As a result, existing shareholders will own all the shares of the three companies. The shares of the three companies are expected to be traded on Euronext Brussels. Agfa Graphics, Agfa HealthCare and Agfa Materials will be headquartered in Mortsel, Belgium and all will retain the right to use the Agfa brand name for their respective activities and products. The company has engaged KBC Securities as its financial advisor and Linklaters De Bandt as its legal counsel.
In 2006, Agfa-Gevaert recorded total sales of Euro 3.401 billion (+2.8%) with an operating result of Euro 65 million (-50.8%) and a net profit of Euro 15 million, compared with a loss of Euro 19 million in 2005.
At the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders of April 24, 2007, the Board of Directors will propose a gross ordinary dividend of 50 Eurocents per share.