The shareholders, representing 38.1 per cent of the voting rights (129,358 shareholders in attendance or being represented at the meeting), passed all the proposed resolutions and also approved the new Articles of Association which provide for the setting up of a board of directors.
The shareholders appointed all the members of the former supervisory board as members of the board of directors of Air Liquide, for the remaining period of their term of office. They also re-appointed BÃ©atrice Majnoni d\\$quot;Intignano for a further term, and appointed Paul Skinner, chairman of Rio Tinto and BenoÃ®t Potier. The board of directors now has 11 members of which eight are independent, and comprise members with complementary experience and skills.
The meeting, presided by the chairman of the supervisory board Alain Joly, was held at the Palais des CongrÃ¨s in Paris.