2015 Annual General Meeting

The 2015 Annual General Meeting takes place:

Friday, 10 April 2015, at 10:30 a.m. in the
Congress Center Basel, Room San Francisco, Messeplatz 21, Basel, Switzerland

Online voting

Shareholders may issue proxies and instructions to the independent voting representative electronically after 9 March.
The instructions must be recorded by no later than 8 April 2015.Shareholders, who already have an account with ShApp are kindly asked to use the existing  login. All the other shareholders may use the login data on their reply form.

Agenda and proposals

  • Approval of the Management Report, the Annual Financial Statements and the Consolidated Financial Statements for the Business Year 2014
  • Appropriation of Earnings and Dividend Payment for the Business Year 2014
  • Discharge of the Board of Directors
    • Approval of the Compensation of the Board of Directors for the Next Term
    • Approval of the Compensation of the Executive Management
  • Approval of the Fixed Compensation of the Executive Management for the period 1 April 2015 – 31 March 2016
  • Approval of the Short-Term Variable Compensation for the Business Year 2014
  • Election of the Board of Directors and the Chairman
  • Election of the Compensation Committee
  • Election of the Independent Voting Representative
  • Election of the Auditors

Organizational Details and Additional Information

Registration / Admission Cards

Shareholders registered in the share register as shareholders with voting rights on 30 March 2015 are entitled to participate in and vote at the annual general meeting.

Shareholders, who wish to participate in person at the annual general meeting or who wish to be represented by the independent voting representative or by a third party, are requested to return the reply form enclosed in this invitation to the share registrar: Nimbus AG, Postfach, 8866 Ziegelbrücke, Switzerland. Reply forms received after 8 April 2015 may not be processed.

Admission cards will be mailed from 31 March 2015.

Representation

Shareholders, who may not attend the annual general meeting in person, may be represented by a third party or the independent voting representative, NEOVIUS Schlager & Partner, attn. Dr. Stephan Frey, Hirschgässlein 30, CH-4010 Basel, Switzerland.

Shareholders, who wish to be represented by the independent voting representative are required to specify their voting instructions on the reply form, sign the reply form by hand and send it to the share registrar by 8 April 2015 (see Section B above).

Shareholders, who wish to be represented by a third party, are requested to order an admission card (see Section B above), sign the proxy on the admission card by hand and deliver the admission card together with the voting materials to their proxy.

Share Register / Trading

Between 30 March 2015 and the conclusion of the annual general meeting no registrations will be effected in the share register; trading is not affected by this and remains possible at all times.

Requests to Speak

Shareholders, who wish to comment on an agenda item are kindly requested to contact the registration desk in the meeting hall prior to the commencement of the annual general meeting.

Calendar

  • Ex date: 14 April 2015
  • Payment date: 16 April 2015

2016 Annual General Meeting

The 2016 ordinary general meeting of Straumann’s shareholders will be convened on 8 April 2016 at the Basel Congress Center.