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Randstad appoints two members to its executive board

At the Randstad AGM on 26th March, shareholders adopted the proposal to appoint Rebecca Henderson and Karen Fichuk to the executive board. Linda Galipeau stepped down to pursue her career outside Randstad. The executive board of Randstad now consists of six persons, and its number of women has increased to 33%. The intention to appoint Henderson and Fichuk was announced on 30th January this year.


Wout Dekker, chair of the supervisory board, commented, “I’m happy with the appointment of Rebecca Henderson and Karen Fichuk to Randstad’s executive board. They both bring a wealth of commercial experience and strong leadership skills. We’re also delighted that we have succeeded in increasing diversity in our Executive Board, as we have done before in our supervisory board.”


Rebecca Henderson, currently CEO of Randstad Sourceright, will be responsible for global businesses, which include Randstad Sourceright, Monster, RiseSmart, and Global Client Solutions. She brings over 25 years of strategic client experience in both technology and HR services.


Karen Fichuk will become CEO of the North American business. She is an American national with over 25 years of experience as a commercial and functional leader at The Nielsen Company. Most recently, she was president developed markets and strategic initiatives responsible for North America, Western Europe, and Australia/New Zealand.


Shareholders also adopted the financial statements 2018 and approved the proposal to pay a regular dividend of € 2.27 and a special dividend of € 1.11. They also approved to pay dividend of €12.6m on preference shares B and C. All dividends will be paid fully in cash. The ex-dividend date for the regular dividend is 28th March 2019. The record date is 29th March 2019. The payment will take place on 2nd April 2019. The special dividend of €1.11 will be paid in the fourth quarter, at the executive board’s discretion. The ex-dividend date, record date and payment date will be set in due course.


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