Invitation to the shareholders’ meeting

We hereby invite our shareholders to attend the Company’s ordinary shareholders’ meeting at the World Conference Center Bonn, Main Building Entrance, Platz der Vereinten Nationen 2, Bonn, Germany, on Thursday, April 7, 2022 at 10 a.m. (Central European Summer Time – CEST).

The website for the shareholders’ meeting (HV website), which also provides information pursuant to § 124a of the German Stock Corporation Act (Aktiengesetz – AktG), can be found at

Overview of content

Agenda together with the resolution proposals of the Board of Management and the Supervisory Board

  1. Submissions to the shareholders’ meeting pursuant to § 176 (1) sentence 1 AktG
  2. Resolution on the appropriation of net income
  3. Resolution on the approval of the actions of the members of the Board of Management
  4. Resolution on the approval of the actions of the members of the Supervisory Board
  5. Resolution on the appointment of the auditor and the Group auditor
  6. Elections to the Supervisory Board
  7. Resolution on the cancellation of authorized capital 2017 and the creation of authorized capital 2022
  8. Resolution on the approval of the remuneration system for Board of Management members
  9. Resolution on the amendment to § 13 of the Articles of Association and the remuneration of the Supervisory Board.
  10. Resolution on the approval of the remuneration report

Further details and information relating to the shareholders’ meeting

  1. General information on the shareholder dialog prior to and during the Shareholders’ Meeting
  2. Conditions for attendance and exercising voting rights
  3. Using the password-protected Internet Dialog
  4. Postal/online voting procedure
  5. Procedure for voting by proxy
  6. Special aspects of granting proxy authorization to Company-appointed proxies
  7. Information on shareholders’ rights
  8. Information for bearers of ADRs
  9. Public broadcast of the Shareholders’ Meeting
  10. Total number of shares and voting rights
  11. Notes on data privacy for shareholders and their representatives


Annex 1: Information on the Supervisory Board candidates
Annex 2: Report by the Board of Management on the authorized capital 2022
Annex 3: Remuneration system for members of the Board of Management
Annex 4: Remuneration for the Supervisory Board
Annex 5: Remuneration report for the 2021 financial year