Annual General Meeting of Saint-Gobain 2004

The Ordinary and Extraordinary General Meeting of Compagnie de Saint-Gobain was held on Thursday June 10, 2004 in Paris.

The General Meeting renewed the terms of office as Director of Jean-Louis Beffa, Isabelle Bouillot, Sylvia Jay and José Luis Leal Maldonado. It also elected Gianpaolo Caccini as Director, to replace Eric d'Hautefeuille who passed away in January 2004. Mr. Caccini was formerly Chief Operating Officer of Saint-Gobain.

The General Meeting also approved the payment of a net dividend of €1.15 per share (giving rise to a tax credit of up to €0.575 for eligible shareholders). The dividend will be paid entirely in cash as from Thursday June 24, 2004.

At its meeting following the Annual General Meeting, the Board of Directors re-appointed Jean-Louis Beffa as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Compagnie de Saint-Gobain.