Condition for attendance at the AGM
Pursuant to Section 9 (4a) Sentence 1 of the Articles of Association, shareholders that
(i) register with the company prior to the Annual General Meeting, and
(ii) prove to the company their eligibility
are entitled to attend the Annual General Meeting and exercise their voting rights.
The registration must be prepared in text form in German or English and must arrive at the company at the address, fax number or email address listed below (Section 126b German Civil Code, BGB).
The proof of eligibility must be provided by evidence of share ownership in text form (Section 126b BGB) prepared in German or English by a depository bank. The evidence issued by the depository bank must reference the beginning of the twenty-first day before the Annual General Meeting, that is,
June 12, 2017
(midnight, 0:00 hours)
The importance of the record date for evidence of share ownership is explained separately below.
Both registration and evidence of share ownership must arrive at the company at the latest on
June 26, 2017
(midnight, 24:00 hours)
at the following address, fax number or email address:
c/o Deutsche Bank AG
PO Box 20 01 07
60605 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Fax: +49 (0) 69/12012-86045
Deutsche Bank AG is the company’s authorized agent for service of registration and evidence of share ownership.
After timely registration and receipt of the evidence of share ownership by the company, the registration office will send tickets for the Annual General Meeting to shareholders, or deposit these at the meeting location. The tickets are only organizational tools and are not required to attend the Annual General Meeting or exercise voting rights.
To ensure timely receipt of tickets, we ask shareholders to request a ticket as early as possible from their depository bank. The required registration and provision of evidence of relevant share ownership will in such cases be handled by the depository bank.
Importance of the Record Date
The record date is the decisive date for the scope and the exercise of attendance and voting rights at the Annual General Meeting. With regard to the company, only those persons who have provided evidence of share ownership as of the record date shall be considered shareholders entitled to attendance and voting rights at the Annual General Meeting. Changes in the stock portfolio after the record date are irrelevant for this purpose. Shareholders who only purchased their shares after the record date can therefore not attend the Annual General Meeting in their own name. Shareholders who have properly registered and provided the evidence are also eligible to attend the Annual General Meeting and exercise their voting rights, if they have sold the shares after the record date. The record date does not affect the ability to sell the shares.