Heineken shareholders have approved the acquisition by Sunrise Acquisitions, a company jointly owned by Heineken and Carlsberg for the entire share capital of Scottish & Newcastle.

The company said today (17 April) that "the AGM approved the acquisition" of the "entire issued and to be issued share capital of S&N and the subsequent 100% shareholding".

The AGM also approved the dividend proposal for last year of EUR0.70 per share.

"Since an interim dividend of EUR0.24 was paid on 20 September, the final dividend will be EUR0.46 per share," confirmed the brewer.

The final dividend will be made payable on 25 April, while Heineken shares will be quoted ex-dividend on 21 April.

Heineken has appointed Mary Minnick as member of the supervisory board for a period of four years up to and including the AGM in 2012.
KPMG Accountants has been re-appointed as the external auditor for a period of four years (financial statements 2008-2011), the AGM added.