January 31, 2005 -- Oce confirms that the final results for the 2004 financial year are equal to the provisional results that were published on January 17, 2005. This means total revenues of € 2,652.5 million, operating income of € 110.4 million, net income of € 78.1 million and basic earnings of € 0.89 per € 0.50 ordinary share.
As announced on January 17 last, it will be proposed to shareholders to adopt a dividend for the 2004 financial year of € 0.58 (2003: also € 0.58) per ordinary share of € 0.50 nominal. Upon adoption of this proposal the final dividend per ordinary share for 2004 will be € 0.43; the interim dividend amounted to € 0.15. It is proposed to pay out the final dividend fully in cash.
The dividend will be made available for payment as from May 3, 2005. Shares in Océ N.V. will be listed as "ex-dividend" with effect from April 19, 2005.
General Meeting of Shareholders
The Annual General Meeting of Shareholders will be held in Venlo on Friday, April 15, 2005, commencing at 14.00 hrs.
The agenda for this meeting will be available in printed form and also via the internet (www.oce.com) as of March 15, 2005.
Annual Report 2004
The annual report will be published on the internet (www.oce.com) on February 1, 2005 and will be available in printed form as of February 18, 2005.
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