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Yara AGM approves dividend and buy-back program

May 09, 2008
The dividend of NOK 4.00 per share will be paid out on 21 May 2008 to shareholders as of 8 May. The Yara share will be traded exclusive of dividend from 9 May. American Depository Receipts (ADRs) will also be traded exclusive of dividend from 9 May, and the payment date for ADRs is 29 May.
 
The Annual General Meeting resolved to renew the authorization of the Board of Directors to acquire the company's own shares. The Board is thereby given authorization to acquire up to 5 percent of Yara's shares within the next 12 months. Yara has renewed the agreement with the Norwegian State according to which the State's shares will be redeemed on a pro-rata basis to ensure that the State's ownership is unchanged in the event repurchased shares are cancelled.
 
Øivind Lund was re-elected as chairman for the Board and Elisabeth Harstad, Jørgen Ole Haslestad, Leiv L. Nergaard and Lone Fønss Schrøder were re-elected as Board members.
 
The complete protocol from the Annual General Meeting will be made available before the end of 9 May on Yara's website
http://www.yara.com/en/investor_relations/corporate_governance/general_meetings
 
 
 
 
Torgeir Kvidal, Investor Relations
Telephone  (+47) 24 15 72 95
Cellular (+47) 91 339 832
 
Hamed Brodersen, Media Relations
Cellular (+47) 40 468 110
 
 
Yara International ASA is a leading chemical company that converts energy, natural minerals and nitrogen from the air into essential products for farmers and industrial customers. As the number one global supplier of mineral fertilizers and agronomic solutions, we help provide food for a growing world population. Our industrial product portfolio includes environmental protection agents that safeguard air and water purity and preserve food quality. Yara's global workforce of more than 8,000 employees represents great diversity and talent enabling Yara to remain a leading performer in its industry.
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