BUWOG AG

  • WKN: A1XDYU
  • ISIN: AT00BUWOG001
  • Land: Österreich

Nachricht vom 18.05.2015 | 08:50

BUWOG AG: Invitation to an extraordinary Shareholders' Meeting


BUWOG AG  / Announcement of the Convening of the General Meeting

18.05.2015 08:50

Announcement of the Convening of the General Meeting, transmitted by DGAP
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We hereby invite our shareholders to the extraordinary shareholders' meeting of BUWOG AG with its registered office in Vienna, registered number FN 349794 d, to take place on 08 June 2015 at 11:00 a.m. CET/CEST (Vienna local time) at Wiener Stadthalle, Halle F, Roland Rainer Platz 1, AT-1150 Vienna, Austria. A. Agenda (Section 106 item 3 Austrian Stock Corporation Act) 1. Resolutions upon amendments to the Articles of Association, in particular to provisions regarding supervisory board members, reduction of the threshold for the attainment of a controlling interest as defined in section 22 para 2 Austrian Takeover Act and to required majorities to pass resolutions. 2. Resolution on the cancellation of the existing but not used conditional capital (section 159 para 2 item 1 Austrian Stock Corporation Act) for conversion rights under the already redeemed convertible bonds 2014-2019 as resolved upon at the shareholders' meeting on 7 March 2014. 3. Resolution on authorisations of the executive board in relation to the acquisition and sale of treasury shares. Resolution on the authorisation of the executive board to repurchase treasury shares and to dispose of treasury shares other than via the stock exchange or via a public offering, also combined with an authorisation of the executive board, with the consent of the supervisory board, to exclude the shareholders' rights to a pro-rata disposal of their shares as well as to a pro-rata purchase of shares and the authorisation of the executive board, with the consent of the supervisory board, to cancel treasury shares. 4. Elections to the supervisory board. B. Provision of information (Section 106 item 4 Austrian Stock Corporation Act) In accordance with Section 108 Austrian Stock Corporation Act the following documents will be published on the company's website (www.buwog.com) from the 21st day prior to the date of the extraordinary shareholders' meeting, hence from 18 May 2015: General documents: - Notice convening the shareholders' meeting - Motions by the management board and the supervisory board - Motions by the supervisory board for the elections to the supervisory board - Declaration by the candidate proposed by the supervisory board for election to the supervisory board in accordance with section 87 para 2 Austrian Stock Corporation Act - Comparison of the Articles of Association - Report by the executive board on the justification of the exclusion of subscription rights concerning agenda item 3 (authorisation for the repurchase and sale of treasury shares) - Forms regarding granting of power of attorney (proxy) (granting, revocation and instructions), also for the proxy representatives named by the company (Mr. Florian Beckermann and Erste Group Bank AG) C. Information regarding shareholders' rights (Section 106 item 5 Austrian Stock Corporation Act) 1. Request of agenda items by shareholders (Section 109 Austrian Stock Corporation Act) Shareholders who have been holding, individually or cumulatively, five percent of the ordinary share capital of the company for a period of at least three months prior to the filing of the request may demand in writing that items shall be put on the agenda of the shareholders' meeting and shall be published. Each such agenda item has to be accompanied by a motion and a rationale. The requesting shareholder has to confirm its shareholding. In case of bearer shares held on securities accounts a depository confirmation in accordance with section 10a Austrian Stock Corporation Act shall be sufficient. Such depository confirmation shall be issued by a credit institution with its registered office in a member state of the European Economic Area or in a full member state of the OECD. The depository confirmation shall not be dated more than seven days prior to the date of submission and shall confirm that the shareholder has been holding the shares throughout a period of at least three months prior to the filing of the request. In case of several shareholders who only cumulatively reach the required shareholding of five percent of the ordinary share capital, depository confirmations for all shareholders must refer to the same point in time (date, time). Regarding further required content of the depository confirmation it is referred to the information for participating in the shareholders' meeting (point D). The written request for additional agenda items together with the confirmation of shareholding described above must be received by the company on the 19th day prior to the date of the extraordinary shareholders' meeting, hence on 20 May 2015 (Wednesday) at the latest at its business address AT-1130 Vienna, Hietzinger Kai 131. 2. Motions by shareholders (Section 110 Austrian Stock Corporation Act) Shareholders whose shareholdings, individually or cumulatively, equal or exceed one percent of the ordinary share capital of the company may file for each item of the agenda a motion in text form (in writing, no signature required) with the company and demand that these motions together with the names of the filing shareholders, their rationales which are to be attached and, if applicable, comments by the executive or the supervisory board thereto shall be made available on the website of the company (www.buwog.com). In case of a motion for election of a supervisory board member the declaration by the proposed candidate in accordance with section 87 para 2 Austrian Stock Corporation Act substitutes the rationale. The requesting shareholder has to confirm its shareholding. In case of bearer shares held on securities accounts a depository confirmation in accordance with Section 10a Austrian Stock Corporation Act shall be sufficient. Such depository confirmation shall be issued by a credit institution with its registered office in a member state of the European Economic Area or in a full member state of the OECD. The depository confirmation shall not be dated more than seven days prior to the date of submission. In case of several shareholders who only cumulatively reach the required shareholding of one percent of the ordinary share capital, depository confirmations for all shareholders must refer to the same point in time (date, time). Regarding the further required content of the depository confirmation it is referred to the information for participating in the shareholders' meeting (point D). The motion together with the confirmation of shareholding described above must be received on the 7th business day prior to the date of the extraordinary shareholders' meeting, hence on 27 May 2015 (Wednesday) at the latest, - via e-mail to the address: hauptversammlung@buwog.com, or - via mail, courier service or personally delivered at its business address at AT-1130 Vienna, Hietzinger Kai 131, or - via facsimile under the fax number +43 (0) 1 87828-5888. 3. Right of information (Section 118 Austrian Stock Corporation Act) Each shareholder shall, upon request, be informed at the shareholders' meeting regarding the company's affairs as far as necessary for a proper judgement in respect of items of the agenda. The information right also relates to the company's legal and commercial relationships to its affiliated companies. Providing the information may be rejected as far as 1. providing the information could, subject to reasonable business judgement, cause significant damage to the company or to an affiliate company, or 2. providing the information would constitute an offence. Questions requiring a certain preparation time to answer may, in the interest of an efficient session, be submitted to the company in text form (in writing, no signature required) prior to the shareholders' meeting in a timely manner. These questions may be conveyed to the company - via e-mail to the address: hauptversammlung@buwog.com, or - via mail, courier service or personally delivered at its business address at AT-1130 Vienna, Hietzinger Kai 131, or - per facsimile under the fax number + 43 (0) 1 87828-5888. D. Record date and prerequisites for participation in the shareholders' meeting (Section 106 item 6 and item 7 Austrian Stock Corporation Act): For the right to participate in the shareholders' meeting and to exercise shareholder rights shares of the company must be held at the end of the tenth day prior to the shareholders' meeting (record date), this is 29 May 2015 (Friday), 24:00 (midnight) CET/CEST (Vienna local time). Only such persons are entitled to participate in the shareholders' meeting who are shareholders at the end of the record date and confirm this vis-à-vis the company. In the case of bearer shares held on securities accounts a depository confirmation in accordance with section 10a Austrian Stock Corporation Act shall be sufficient for the confirmation of the shareholding. Such depository confirmation shall be issued by a credit institution with its registered office in a member state of the European Economic Area or in a full member state of the OECD. The depository confirmation must contain the following details (Section 10a para 2 Austrian Stock Corporation Act): - Details of the issuer: name (company name), address or a standard code used in communications between credit institutions - Details of the shareholder: name/company, address, in case of natural persons the date of birth and in case of legal persons the register and registration number (if applicable) - Details of the shares: number of the shares held by the shareholder, the class of shares or the international securities identification number - Securities account number or other identification - Confirmation that the depository confirmation refers to the balance of the securities account as of 29 May 2015, 24:00 (midnight) CET/CEST (Vienna local time). The depository confirmation may be issued in German or English. The depository confirmation must be received on the third business day prior to the shareholders' meeting, hence on 2 June 2015, 24:00 (midnight) CET/CEST (Vienna local time) at the latest - as document signed by officers representing the issuing credit institution via mail or courier service at the address Computershare Operations Center, Prannerstr. 8, DE-80333 Munich, Germany, or - per facsimile under the fax number + 49 (0)89 30903-74675, or - per e-mail to the address: anmeldestelle@computershare.de (depository confirmation as pdf-document attached to the e-mail) or - per SWIFT to the address OEKOATWW (specification with the ISIN AT00BUWOG001 is necessary). Credit institutions are kindly asked to send depository confirmations collectively in the form of a list. Access to the shareholders' meeting Conveyance of the depository confirmation is deemed as registration for participation in the shareholders' meeting. The shareholders or their representatives are requested to present an official photo identification (driving licence, passport, identity card) at the entrance for identity verification purposes. For your time planning please take into consideration the number of expected participants and the common security controls. Pick up of voting cards starts at 10:00 a.m. E. Appointment of a representative (proxy holder) (Section 106 item 8 Austrian Stock Corporation Act) According to section 113 Austrian Stock Corporation Act each shareholder, who is entitled to participate in the shareholders' meeting has the right to appoint a natural or legal person as its representative (proxy holder). The proxy holder participates in the shareholders' meeting on behalf of the shareholder and has the same rights as the shareholder it represents. Each proxy shall clearly specify the proxy holder by name. The shareholder is not restricted regarding number and choice of proxy holders, however, the company itself or members of the executive board or supervisory board may only exercise voting right insofar as the shareholder has issued explicit voting instructions. The power of attorney (proxy) shall be granted to a specific person. Powers of attorney (proxies) as well as their revocations shall be issued in text form (written, no signature required). A shareholder may grant power of attorney (proxy) to the credit institution where the shares are held on a securities account. In such case, in addition to the depository confirmation, it is sufficient that the credit institution confirms to the company, in a permitted way (see above), that it has been granted power of attorney (proxy); in such case the power of attorney (proxy) does not need to be conveyed to the company separately. An issued power of attorney (proxy) may be revoked by the shareholder. The revocation shall only be effective after receipt by the company. Declarations on the issuing of power of attorney (proxy) and respective revocations can be conveyed to the company solely via the following ways: - via mail or courier service at the address Computershare Operations Center, Prannerstr. 8, DE-80333 Munich, Germany; - per facsimile under the fax number + 49 (0)89 30903-74675; - via e-mail to the address: anmeldestelle@computershare.de (as scanned PDF-document attached to the e-mail); - personally delivered at the entrance to the shareholders' meeting; - by credit institutions according to Section 114 para 1 Austrian Stock Corporation Act per SWIFT to the address OEKOATWW (specification with the ISIN AT00BUWOG001 is necessary). The power of attorney (proxy) or a revocation shall be received by 04:00 p.m. CET/CEST (Vienna local time) on the day preceding the day of the shareholders' meeting (hence on 07 June 2015). After this point in time the power of attorney (proxy) or a revocation shall be personally delivered on the date of the shareholders' meeting at the meeting venue during registration. Also Mr. Florian Beckermann and Erste Group Bank AG are available to the shareholders as proxy holders in order to exercise their voting rights in the shareholders' meeting. Declarations on the issuing of power of attorney (proxy) may be conveyed either to Mr. Florian Beckermann and Erste Group Bank AG or in one of the above mentioned ways. The company has provided forms for granting of a power of attorney (proxy) on its website (www.buwog.com). In order to facilitate the administration of the powers of attorney (proxies) shareholders are kindly asked to use the forms provided on the website. F. Total number of shares and voting rights (Section 106 item 9 Austrian Stock Corporation Act) As at the date of the notice convening the shareholders' meeting the company has issued 99,613,479 non-par value bearer shares whereby each share grants one vote. The company and its subsidiaries do not hold any shares of the company as of today, so that 99,613,479 voting rights can be exercised at present. Vienna, May 2015 The Management Board of BUWOG AG International Securities Identification Number (ISIN) AT00BUWOG001 18.05.2015 The DGAP Distribution Services include Regulatory Announcements, Financial/Corporate News and Press Releases. Media archive at www.dgap-medientreff.de and www.dgap.de
Language: English Company: BUWOG AG Hietzinger Kai 131 1130 Wien Austria Phone: +43 1 87 8281130 Fax: +43 1 87 8285299 E-mail: investor@buwog.com Internet: www.buwog.com ISIN: AT00BUWOG001 WKN: A1XDYU Listed: Regulated Market in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Regulated Unofficial Market in Dusseldorf, Munich, Stuttgart, Tradegate Exchange; Wien (Amtlicher Handel / Official Market) End of Announcement DGAP News-Service

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