Shareholders at Carlsberg A/S's Annual General Meeting yesterday approved the board of directors' proposal regarding the distribution of the profit for the year, including a dividend of DKK 5.00 per share, corresponding to 25% of the share capital.

The company's chairman also said he believed the company would achieve the necessary control of a minimum of 75% of the share capital of Holsten Brauerei required to complete the acquisition of the German brewer.
As proposed by the Board of Directors, Povl Krogsgaard-Larsen, Jens Bigum, managing director, and Torkild Andersen were re-elected as members of the board of directors.

At a subsequent board meeting, the board of directors elected Povl Krogsgaard-Larsen as chairman and Jens Bigum as deputy chairman.