Shareholders’ participation rights5 min.
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 the vote 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 BoD members and the process of BoD 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 by law. The BoD 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 at least 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 22 October 2019
Shareholders who are entered in the share register with voting rights by 14 October 2019 will receive a direct invitation to the AGM of 22 October 2019 together with the proposals of the BoD. Once they have sent back the response form, they will receive their entry ticket and voting material. Shareholders who sell their shares before the AGM 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 AGM. No entries will be made in the share register between 15 and 22 October 2019. All information about the AGM can be found online.