The next Annual Shareholders' Meeting will be held on March 19, 2014.
Annual Shareholders' Meeting
When and where will the next Annual Shareholders' Meeting be held?
How long does an Annual General Meeting last?
Who can attend an Annual General Meeting?
Can I bring someone with me?
How and when will I receive an invitation?
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 General Meeting.
Please contact our shares office for any questions about the share
registry, i.e. in particular the Annual General 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 General Meeting.
I have received the invitation. And now?
In order for you to be able to attend the Annual General
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 General Meeting?
How do I delegate my voting rights to another shareholder?
How do I delegate my voting rights to the representative officer?
What is a representative officer?
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. In the absence of voting
instructions, the representative will exercise his right to vote in
line with all Board proposals.
What is an independent representative?
If a company listed on the stock exchange, like Georg Fischer,
designates a representative officer, it 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 written voting instructions.
How do I delegate my voting rights to my bank?
What is the deadline for delegating the power of attorney?
As soon as you have received the admission card, 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 General Meeting begins. In the case of a representative officer or 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 General 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 General 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?
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 General Meeting, you must attend the Annual General 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 General 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 General Meeting and can no longer attend.
I have purchased shares several days prior to the Annual General Meeting. Am I entitled to vote?
You are already a shareholder of Georg Fischer: 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 General Meeting. Nevertheless, in order for you to attend the Annual General 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