Annual Shareholders' Meeting

When and where will the next Annual Shareholders' Meeting be held?

The exact date and event location of the next Annual Shareholders' Meeting will be announced soon.

How long does an Annual Shareholders' Meeting last?

The official part of the Annual Shareholders' Meeting normally lasts between 90 minutes and two hours. Following the official part, a meal offered by the company will be served.

Who can attend an Annual Shareholders' Meeting?

Only shareholders of Georg Fischer Ltd are permitted to attend the Annual Shareholders' Meeting.

Can I bring someone with me?

Unfortunately not. Only shareholders are permitted to attend the Annual Shareholders' Meeting.

How and when will I receive an invitation?

Shareholders will be sent a personal invitation by mail 20 days prior to the Annual Shareholders' Meeting.

Is there a deadline?

Yes. For reasons of organization, no entries can be made in the company’s share register later than approximately one week prior to the Annual Shareholders' Meeting.

Please contact our shares office for any questions about the share registry, i.e. in particular the Annual Shareholders' Meeting.

Is it possible to trade shares of Georg Fischer Ltd even after the deadline?

This is, of course, still possible.

In the event that you sell any shares listed on your admission card during this time, however, the right to vote for these shares no longer exists. In this case, the admission card sent to you, including all voting material, must be rectified upon entering the Annual Shareholders' Meeting.

I have received the invitation. And now?

In order for you to be able to attend the Annual Shareholders' Meeting personally, you must have an admission card. The reply coupon necessary for obtaining one is enclosed with the invitation and must be returned to Georg Fischer in due fine.

An early return of the reply coupon will facilitate the preparation of the share register. The admission cards, together with the voting material, will be following.

Can someone represent me at the Annual Shareholders' Meeting?

Yes. In the event that you are unable to attend the Annual Shareholders' Meeting in person, you can be represented as follows:

a) by another shareholder entitled to vote
b) by an independent representative
c) by your spouse.

How do I delegate my voting rights to another shareholder?

Order your admission card with the reply coupon enclosed with the invitation. Fill in and sign the power of attorney on your admission card and send it together with the voting documents directly to the shareholder entitled to vote.

How do I delegate my voting rights to an independent representative?

Sign the reply coupon enclosed with the invitation and submit it directly to the independent representative. On a separate form, which is also enclosed for this purpose, you can include exact voting instructions for each item on the agenda. Alternatively, you can give your voting instructions online to the independent representative. To do so, please follow the description in your documents.

What is an independent representative?

A company listed on the stock exchange, like Georg Fischer, must designate an "independent person whose representation can be authorized by the shareholders" (Article 689c of the Swiss Code of Obligations). The independent representative exercises the voting right as prescribed by the voting instructions.

What is the deadline for delegating the power of attorney?

As soon as you have received the reply coupon, you can delegate the power of attorney to one of the representatives mentioned above.

Delegating your voting rights to another shareholder or to your spouse is possible until just before the registered part of the Annual Shareholders' Meeting begins. In the case of an independent representative, we kindly request that you take into account that an early return of all documents will facilitate the preparation of the Annual Shareholders' Meeting.

I cannot find my admission card or have not received one. Who should I contact?

In the event that you have not received the material or can no longer find it, please report this at the information desk at the entrance on the day of the Annual Shareholders' Meeting. You will receive your admission card and voting material after proof of identification and verification of your name being listed in the share register as a shareholder entitled to vote.

The number of shares listed is incorrect. Who can give me information?

Please contact your custodian bank or report this at the information desk at the entrance on the day of the Annual Shareholders' Meeting.

What happens if I arrive late?

Admission will still be granted.

What is the correct procedure for taking the floor?

The person chairing the assembly will ask whether anyone would like to take the floor before each item is voted on. Please make your request clearly and proceed to the microphone on the right in the front of the hall. Please limit your question to this specific item.

For Shareholders who would like to take the floor, a seperate table is reserved on the right in the front of the hall.

You can also ask questions in writing, sending them in written form to the Board of Directors (address: Georg Fischer Ltd, General Secretariat, Amsler Laffon Strasse 9, 8201 Schaffhausen). In the event that you would like to expound on a particular item at the Annual Shareholders' Meeting, you must attend the Annual Shareholders' Meeting and request to take the floor at the time of that particular item on the agenda.

I have sold shares after receiving the admission card and voting material. Are these documents still valid?

In the event that you have sold a portion of your shares: You are no longer entitled to vote for the shares you have sold. Please report this at the information desk at the entrance on the day of the Annual Shareholders' Meeting so that you can obtain a rectified admission card and voting material.

In the event that you have sold all of your shares: You are no longer entitled to vote at the Annual Shareholders' Meeting and can no longer attend.

I have purchased shares several days prior to the Annual Shareholders' Meeting. Am I entitled to vote?

You are already a shareholder of GF: Under these circumstances, the purchase of shares can no longer be entered in the share register. Your admission card and voting material are, however, still valid (see "deadline").

You are a new shareholder: Under these circumstances, the purchase of shares can no longer be entered in the share register because (see "deadline").

In the event that an entry in the company share register is no longer possible, you are not entitled to vote at the Annual Shareholders' Meeting. Nevertheless, in order for you to attend the Annual Shareholders' Meeting, we would be happy to issue you a guest card. Please report to the information desk at the entrance and show the receipt to prove your purchase of shares.

Questions concerning dividends and dividend policies?

This topic is dealt with in a separate section of Frequently Asked Questions.

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