Shareholders’ participation rights
Voting-rights and proxy voting
At dormakaba Holding AG’s General Meetings, each registered share entitles the owner to one vote. A shareholder may arrange for another shareholder to represent him or her with a written power of proxy or may be represented by the independent proxy.
Majorities required by the Articles of Incorporation
For resolutions covering the following, a majority of at least two-thirds of the votes represented is required:
- The conversion of registered shares into bearer shares,
- The dissolution of the company (including as a result of a merger),
- Changes to the Articles of Incorporation provisions on opting out, decision-making by the General Meeting and applicable quora, the number and terms of office of members of the Board of Directors and the process of Board of Directors decision-making,
- The introduction of voting right restrictions and
- Capital increases.
Otherwise the General Meeting of dormakaba Holding AG passes its resolutions and decides its elections by a majority of votes cast, irrespective of the number of shareholders present or votes represented. These rules are subject to overriding statutory provisions and section 36 paragraph 4 of the Articles of Incorporation.
Convocation of the General Meeting of Shareholders and agenda
General Meetings are convened as stipulated in law. The Board of Directors of dormakaba Holding AG is obliged to include items on the agenda of the General Meeting if these items are requested by shareholders who together represent 0.5% of the share capital, and if the request is made in writing at least four weeks before the General Meeting. Items must be included in writing with details of the matter concerned and the proposals.
Entries in the share register/invitation to the General Meeting of 23 October 2018
Shareholders who are entered in the share register with voting rights by 15 October 2018 will receive a direct invitation to the Annual General Meeting of 23 October 2018 together with the proposals of the Board of Directors. Once they have sent back the response form they will receive their entry ticket and voting material. Shareholders who sell their shares before the General Meeting are no longer entitled to vote. If they sell some of their shares, or buy more, they should swap their entry ticket at the information desk on the day of the General Meeting. No entries will be made in the share register between 16 and 26 October 2018. All the information about the General Meeting can be found online.