Conditions of participation
According to § 9 of the company’s articles of association, those entitled to participate in the General Meeting and to exercise voting rights are shareholders who send separate evidence of their share ownership drawn up in text form by the custodian bank managing their portfolio to the company at the following address:
℅ Deutsche Bank AG
PO Box 20 01 07
60605 Frankfurt am Main
Fax: +49 (0)69 12012-86045
The evidence of the share ownership must refer to the 21st day before the General Meeting, which is 3rd May 2012 (0:00 hrs) and arrive at the company by no later than the end of 17th May 2012 (24:00 hrs). Evidence can only provided if the shares are registered in the portfolio of the shareholder on the deadline for providing evidence of share ownership. The registration and the evidence of share ownership must be submitted in written form in accordance with § 126b of the German Civil Code (Bürgerliches Gesetzbuch, BGB) and written in German or English.
After receipt of the evidence of their share ownership by the company, entry tickets for the General Meeting will be sent to the shareholders by the registration office. In order to guarantee the receipt of the entry tickets in good time, we kindly ask the shareholders to ensure an early request at the custodian bank managing their portfolio. In these cases, the required registration and provision of evidence of share ownership are taken care of by the custodian bank managing their portfolio.