With reference to the mandate granted at the shareholders meeting on 6 September 2002, the management board of Haslemere N.V. announces that, with the approval of the supervisory board, it has decided to declare a further dividend distribution from the share premium reserve of Â£6.12 per ordinary EUR8 share.
With effect from Thursday 28 November 2002 the shares will be quoted ex-dividend.
The dividend will be payable in cash from Tuesday 3 December 2002. The dividend will be paid in euros and for that purpose the sterling amount has been converted at the rate advised by the European Central Bank as per 26 November 2002 on its Internet site which results in a dividend of EUR9.65 per share. The dividend in euros will be distributed after deducting dividend withholding tax in the Netherlands (25%).