The 127th Annual Shareholders' Meeting of Georg Fischer AG will take place on 19 April 2023. The event will take place at IWC Arena in Schaffhausen.
The official part of the Annual Shareholders' Meeting usually lasts between 90 and 100 minutes. Following the official part, a snack (meat or vegetarian) offered by the company is served.
Only shareholders of Georg Fischer AG are permitted to attend the Annual Shareholders' Meeting. All shareholders of Georg Fischer AG who have been reported to the share register by their custodian bank as shareholders with the number of shares of Georg Fischer AG by the deadline Tuesday, 11 April 2023, 5:30 p.m. are entitled to vote.
Unfortunately not. Only shareholders are permitted to attend the Annual Shareholders' Meeting.
Shareholders entered in the share register will receive a personal invitation to the Annual Shareholders' Meeting by mail as of 21 March 2023.
Yes. For organizational reasons, no registrations of shares will be made in the company's share register as of Tuesday, 11 April 2023, 5:30 p.m.
Please contact our shares office for any questions about the share registry, i.e. in particular the Annual Shareholders' Meeting.
This is, of course, still possible.
Together with the voting documents, you have received the proxy statement and the admission card. Please register for the Annual Shareholders' Meeting by the deadline using the proxy statement (online or by mail using the enclosed reply envelope). The registration must be received by the company no later than Tuesday 18 April 2023 (by mail 08:00, or online 17 April 2023, 23:59).
Do not forget your admission card on the day of the ASM. This will save you time. Without an admission card, you will have to identify yourself to us and we will have to verify you in our share register.
Yes. If you do not attend our Annual Shareholders' Meeting in person, you may be represented by any other person capable of acting or by the independent proxy.
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.
Please note the granting of power of attorney on the registration/power of attorney declaration. At the same time, on the reverse side of the admission card, you grant power of attorney to vote on your behalf to the person you have appointed and hand over the admission card directly to the authorized representative.
Alternatively, you can give your voting instructions online to the independent representative. To do so, please follow the description in your documents.
A company listed on the stock exchange, like Georg Fischer AG, must designate an "independent person whose representation can be authorized by the shareholders" (Article 689c of the Swiss Code of Obligations). The independent proxy exercises the voting right as prescribed by the voting instructions.
As soon as you are in possession of the registration/power of attorney declaration, you can issue the proxy in writing or electronically to a third person of your choice who is capable of acting or to the independent proxy. The registration/power of attorney declaration must be received by the company no later than Tuesday, 18 April 2023 (by mail 08:00, or online 17 April 2023, 23:59).
If you have not received your documents or can no longer find them, please contact our share office in advance or report to the information stand in the entrance area on the day of the Annual Shareholders' Meeting. After identification and verification that you are entered in the share register as a shareholder with voting rights, you will receive your admission card and voting material.
Please contact your custodian bank, our share office or report this at the information desk at the entrance on the day of the Annual Shareholders' Meeting.
Admission will still be granted.
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 separate table is reserved on the right in the front of the hall.
You may also send any questions in writing to the attention of the Board of Directors (address: Georg Fischer AG, General Secretariat, Amsler-Laffon-Strasse 9, 8201 Schaffhausen) or by e-mail to email@example.com.
If you also wish to speak at the Annual Shareholders' Meeting, you must attend the Annual Shareholders' Meeting and ask to speak at the relevant agenda item.
If you have sold a portion of your shares: As you are registered in our register with the number of valid share votes, you will be able to exercise your voting rights with the corresponding number of votes. You are no longer entitled to vote for the sold shares.
In the event that you have sold all your shares: You are no longer entitled to vote at the Annual Shareholders' Meeting and can no longer participate.
You are already a shareholder of GF: After the cut-off date, the purchase of additional shares can no longer be entered in the share register. Your admission card and voting documents remain valid. See explanations on the deadline.
You are a new shareholder: The purchase of shares can no longer be entered in the share register after the record date and these shares are therefore not entitled to vote at this Annual Shareholders' Meeting. See explanations on the deadline.
This topic is dealt with in a separate section of shares.