Annual Shareholders' Meeting 2021 of Georg Fischer Ltd. / Change in the Board of Directors
Due to the ongoing pandemic, the Board of Directors decided once again to hold the Annual Shareholders' Meeting of Georg Fischer Ltd. with shareholders not physically present. This decision was taken in accordance with COVID-19 Regulation 3, which the Federal Council had extended until December 31, 2021.
The Board of Directors regrets greatly that this decision was necessary. In view of the current situation, there is no possible way to hold the Annual Shareholders' Meeting in the usual framework. This year's Annual Shareholders' Meeting on Wednesday, April 21, 2021, will be held at the premises of Georg Fischer Ltd. in Schaffhausen, starting at 6:00 p.m. with the persons required by the Articles of Association.
Shareholders may submit their votes in writing or electronically to the independent proxy, the law firm weber, schaub & partner ag, Zurich. To ensure the shareholders may freely exercise their further statutory rights, Georg Fischer Ltd. has set up a special email address (firstname.lastname@example.org). General questions and requests in respect of the individual agenda items on the voting documents may be sent to this address by April 19, 2021. The voting documents will be sent to the shareholders in due time.
Changes in the Board of Directors
Zhiqiang Zhang will not be standing for re-election at the upcoming Annual Shareholders' Meeting. Zhiqiang Zhang was first elected to the Board of Directors of Georg Fischer Ltd. in 2005 and is now stepping down after 16 years. The Board of Directors would like to thank Zhiqiang Zhang for his outstanding work and outstanding commitment to GF and wish him all the best for the future.
Due to the ongoing pandemic, the search for a new member has been postponed. As the remaining directors are standing for re-election, the Board of Directors will be temporarily reduced to seven members for the 2021/22 term of office.
GF comprises three divisions: GF Piping Systems, GF Casting Solutions, and GF Machining Solutions. Founded in 1802, the Corporation is headquartered in Switzerland and present in 34 countries with 137 companies, 59 of them production facilities. GF’s 14’118 employees generated sales of CHF 3’184 million in 2020. GF is the preferred partner of its customers for the safe transport of liquids and gases, lightweight casting components, and high-precision manufacturing technologies.