Shareholders exercise their rights, including their right to vote, at the Annual General Meeting. Every share entitles the holder to one vote.
The Ordinary Annual General Meeting is held once a year – usually within the first six months of each fiscal year. The agenda for the Annual General Meeting, including the reports and documents required for the Annual General Meeting, is also published here and can be sent by email, if so desired.
In order to aid shareholders in personally exercising their voting rights, Beiersdorf AG has provided a proxy since the 2003 Ordinary Annual General Meeting to cast shareholders’ votes in accordance with their instructions. The invitation to the Annual General Meeting describes how shareholders can give instructions in the run-up to the Meeting on how their voting rights should be exercised. This does not affect shareholders’ rights to have an authorized representative of their choice cast their votes. Since the Annual General Meeting 2011 the shareholders may also submit their votes by postal votes. In addition, since the 2014 Annual General Meeting, Beiersdorf AG is giving its shareholders the opportunity to use an online voting system to follow the Annual General Meeting, as well as to submit postal votes and issue proxies and instructions to the voting representative appointed by the Company.