Annual general meeting of shareholders

The general meeting of shareholders is held on an annual basis within six months of the end of the financial year. Items on the agenda for the general meeting of shareholders include the annual report, adoption of the financial statements, dividend payment, discharge for the members of the Board of Directors and the Supervisory Board, possible notices of proposed directorial appointments and possible appointments to the Supervisory Board. Other than that, key governance decisions that, by law and under the articles of association, must be submitted to the general meeting of shareholders, as well as other proposals by the Supervisory Board or the Board of Directors, will also be addressed.

Shareholders representing at least 1% of the issued share capital may request in writing that an item of their choice be put on the agenda. Requests to this effect will be granted, i.e. the requested item will be put on the agenda, if the company has received the request no later than on the sixtieth day before the day of the general meeting.

Meetings are convened by publication of a notice on the company’s website no later than 42 days before the day of the meeting.