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April 13, 2012 02:43 ET

EVS Broadcast Equipment invites its shareholders to the Ordinary General Meeting on May 15, 2012

OUGREE, BELGIUM--(Marketwire - Apr 13, 2012) - EVS Broadcast Equipment, the leader in Professional Digital Video applications for live, near-live and studio TV production, today published the invitation to its Ordinary General Meeting to be held on May 15, 2012, at its headquarters in Liège.

Aside from the usual topics, the Board of Directors will propose shareholders to approve the following resolutions:

* The payment of a total gross dividend of EUR 2.36 (including the interim dividend of EUR 1.16 paid in last December), implying a final gross dividend of EUR 1.20 to be paid on May 25, 2012. This dividend represents a pay out ratio of 100% and a dividend yield of 5.9% (gross dividend divided by average share price of the last three months);

* The appointment of Mrs. Françoise Chombar (49) as an Independent Director of the company for a term of three years. Mrs. Francoise Chombar has served as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Melexis NV since February 15, 2011. Previously, she was appointed as co-Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer from 2004 onwards and as Chief Operating Officer since 1994. From 1989 she served as Operations Manager and Director at several companies within the Elex n.v. and Xtrion n.v. private holding companies. Prior to that date, she served as Planning Manager at Elmos GmbH, a German semiconductor company, from 1986 to 1989 and as Commercial Assistant at Michel Vande Wiele n.v., a Belgian textile equipment manufacturer, from 1984 till 1985. She holds a master's degree as Interpreter in Dutch, English and Spanish from the University of Gent. She's been mentor of the Women's network Sofia (www.vrouwenmanagement.be) since 2000, a member of Women on Board (www.womenonboard.be) since 2011 and honorary ambassador of the Department of Applied Languages of the University of Gent since January 2012;

* The renewal of the mandate of Mr. Yves Trouveroy as an Independent Director for a period of three years;

* The resignation of Mr. Jean-Pierre Pironnet as Director of the company, effective as of the date of the Ordinary General Meeting;

* A profit sharing plan in the form of a grant of between 23 and 46 EVS shares for EVS employees, depending on the employee seniority with the firm.

The full agenda of the Ordinary General Meeting of May 15 is available on the website of EVS Broadcast Equipment at www.evs-global.com

About EVS Group

EVS Broadcast Equipment designs leading broadcast and media production systems for sports, news and TV entertainment. Its innovative Live Slow Motion system revolutionized live broadcasting, and its reliable and integrative tapeless solutions are now widely used for non-linear editing and 3D HD productions across the globe. The company's dedicated hardware and software suite offer a complete production platform: live slow motion (LSM), high speed slow motion, replay only, clips generation, quick clips editing, real-time SD/HD video files transfer, time delay, multi-camera recording, metadata association, graphics storage and play-out, digital transmission, multi-format ingest and play- back, audio record & edit, webcasting, mobile phone clipping. Main software applications like the "IP Director®" are running on the dedicated robust and flexible hardware the "XT3® Platform". The world's leading broadcasters, such as NBC, BSkyB, FOX, RTBF, RTL, NHK, CANAL+, ABC, ESPN, TF1, CCTV, PBS, CBS, BBC, ZDF, Channel One, Channel7, RAI, TVE, NEP, MEDIAPRO, EUROMEDIA, BEXEL, ALFACAM and many others use EVS' solutions.
The company is headquartered in Belgium and has offices in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and North America. Approximately 415 EVS professionals from 20 offices are selling its branded products in over 100 countries, and provides customer support globally. EVS is a public company traded on Euronext Brussels: EVS, ISIN: BE0003820371. For more information, refer to www.evs-global.com, www.evs.tv
XDC, of which EVS owns 41.3%, is the European leader for Digital Cinema technology and services in Europe with more than 4,900 committed digital screens in Europe, out of which 2,000 have already been deployed. www.xdcinema.com

Press release in pdf format: http://hugin.info/133958/R/1602122/506145.pdf

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Contact Information

  • For more information, please contact:
    Jacques GALLOY
    Director & CFO
    Geoffroy d'OULTREMONT
    Investor Relations & Corporate Communications Manager
    EVS Broadcast Equipment S.A.,
    Liege Science Park, 16 rue du Bois Saint-Jean, B-
    4102 Ougree (Liege), Belgium
    Tel: +32 4 361 70 14.
    E-mail: Email Contact
    www.evs-global.com