General Meeting 2017

The company’s Annual General Meeting for the financial year 2016 took place in the City Garden Hotel in Zug on 28 June 2017.

In total, 10,623,136 shares or votes were represented at this year’s General Meeting by shareholders or their representatives (6,329,118) or by the independent voting proxy (4,294,018). This represents 38.82% of the company’s entire share capital.

The General Meeting voted to approve the Annual Report, the Annual Financial Statement and the Consolidated Financial Statement for 2016 and acknowledged the reports of the auditor and the group auditor. In addition, the shareholders approved the carryforward of the net loss to new account. Furthermore, the company’s Board of Directors and Group Executive Committee were formally granted discharge for all their activities relating to the financial year 2016. The General Meeting approved the Board of Directors’ motion with regard to maximum remunerations for the Board of Directors (for the period up until the next General Meeting) and for the Group Executive Committee (for the financial year 2018). Finally, Mr. Gerhard Schempp, Dr. Rainer Reichert, Mr. Klaus O. Schmidt and Mr. Marc J. Gurov were elected as new members of the Board of Directors, Mr. Gerhard Schempp additionally as President of the Board of Directors for the term of one year. Moreover Mr. Schempp, Dr. Reichert and Mr. Schmidt were elected as new members of the Remuneration Committee and the independent voting proxy as well as the auditors Ferax Treuhand AG were reelected for one year until the next General Meeting. The General Meeting approved the Board of Directors’ motion to amend the Articles of Incorporation. All agenda items were unanimously adopted by the General Meeting.

Further Information:

Presentation of the General Meeting 2017 (German)
Protocol of the Ordinary General Meeting 2017 (German)
CV of new Members of the Board of Directors (German)


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