Annual Stockholders’ Meeting 2018
Information on how to vote and the Stockholders’ Portal
You have the following options for exercising your right to vote at the Stockholders’ Meeting:
- You may attend the Stockholders’ Meeting in person
- You may appoint one of the proxies designated by the Company, to whom you may then issue instructions for the exercise of your voting rights at the Stockholders’ Meeting
- You may appoint a proxy of your choice to exercise your voting rights at the Stockholders’ Meeting
- You may exercise your voting rights through postal vote.
In all cases, you must register in due time to be able to exercise your right to vote at the Stockholders’ Meeting. The deadline for registration for this year’s Stockholders’ Meeting passes at midnight on May 18, 2018, 24:00 CEST.
Please use the attendance form to notify us of your intention to attend the Annual Stockholders’ Meeting. The attendance form will be sent to every shareholder at the end of April.
In the Stockholders’ Portal you can submit notification of your intention to attend the Annual Stockholders’ Meeting, order admission tickets, grant power of attorney to a proxy of your choice, grant power of attorney and issue instructions to proxies designated by the company or exercise your voting rights through postal vote after registering for the Annual Stockholders’ Meeting.
Irrespective of registration before the deadline are the instructions for the proxy designated by the company as well as changes to or the retraction of such. Any such instructions may be given or changed using our Stockholders’ Portal until May 24, 2018, 12:00 CEST.
You can register on the Stockholders’ Portal if in future you wish to receive the invitation to the Stockholders’ Meeting by e-mail. Please take advantage of this service to help us reduce printing costs and for the sake of the environment.
Further information around the Stockholders’ Meeting can be found in the Service section.
No warranty is given, or liability accepted, for the operability, availability, stability or reliability of the Internet-assisted proxy and instruction system, or for access to the system, including any third-party Internet services and network elements utilized. Furthermore, we assume no responsibility for errors or defects in the hardware or software used to cast votes via the Internet, including that of contracted service companies, insofar as no intent or gross negligence is present.
Your personal data are collected, stored, processed and used exclusively for the purpose of assigning proxies and issuing instructions electronically via the internet. In order to meet all accountability requirements stipulated by corporate law, we store data for a period of three years. To transmit data, we use the SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption protocol.