Annual General Meeting of SWIFT Shareholders La Hulpe (Belgium)

On June, 9 2017 the Annual General Meeting of SWIFT shareholders was held in SWIFT`s main office in La Hulpe (Belgium). Natalia Dirks, Chairman of ROSSWIFT Committee, Eddie Astanin, Chairman of the Executive Board at NSD and Member of SWIFT Board of Directors,  Roman Chernov, ROSSWIFT Executive director, represented Russian Federation.


The meeting was attended by 78.96% of SWIFT shareholders. Chairman, SWIFT, Yawar Shah and SWIFT CEO, Gottfried Leibbrandt greeted shareholders presented at the meeting. They reported that the number of shareholders from 239 at the time of the company`s founding was increased to 2 414 and the number of shares issued (equities) increased from 16.640 to 110.108 at the date of April 2017. Summarised SWIFT traffic in 2016 was more than 6 billion messages. It was noted that the number of messages sent through SWIFT increased to 3.139 billion compared with 2.930 billion in 2015.

During the meeting, as of year-end 2016 were approved SWIFT performance results and financial reporting.

SWIFT General Meeting approved a new share price (share) of SWIFT, which increased from 4300 EUR to 4,665 EUR. Next SWIFT shares redistribution will take place in 2018.

The meeting was attended by SWIFT executives, members of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee, which allowed representatives of shareholders to communicate with high-level SWIFT executives during the meeting and in informal surroundings.

In accordance with SWIFT regulations, the ownership of SWIFT shares is determined by a procedure based on a mathematical formula for shares redistribution, which is held at least once every three years, based on the use of SWIFT services. The more users contribute to SWIFT services consumption, the greater the number of SWIFT shares they receive. The next shares redistribution will take place in 2018.


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