Frequently Asked Questions
Here we have compiled some frequently asked questions together with our answers:
Annual General Meeting 2016
The Supervisory Board and the Executive Board of RWE AG will propose a dividend of € 0.13 per dividend-bearing preferred share for fiscal 2015 to the Annual General Meeting on 20 April 2016. No dividend will be distributed for the common shares.
This results in a dividend payment of some € 5,070,000.00.
The last Annual General Meeting was held on 23 April 2015. The Annual General Meeting approved a dividend payment of €1.00.
Shareholders who would like to attend the Annual General Meeting or would like to exercise their voting rights have to register within a specific time at the company. They also have to provide proof of their share ownership and entitlement of participation. Details have been published in the invitation to the Annual General Meeting.
Shareholders who request an admission ticket for the Annual General Meeting from a custodian credit institution on time, as a rule, do not need to do anything else generally. In such cases, registration and proof of share ownership are as a rule handled by the custodian credit institution.
We afford ordinary shareholders the opportunity to be represented by the proxies appointed by the company. Such proxies must be given authorisation and instructions regarding the exercise of voting rights to this end. These proxies are obliged to cast votes in accordance with the instructions they are given.
Authorisations and instructions on how to exercise voting rights may be issued to the proxies appointed by the company before the Annual General Meeting via the internet or using the appropriate forms. Authorisations and instructions may also be given via the internet during the Annual General Meeting, no later than when the votes commence. To the electronic authorisation system
Further details on this procedure are described in the invitation to the Annual General Meeting. Punctual registration of the shareholder and proof of share ownership are also required if the proxies appointed by the company are authorised.
Received admissible motions to supplement the agenda, countermotions and candidate nominations are published on our website along with the management's position on them. Furthermore, requests for supplements to the agenda are announced in the Bundesanzeiger (Federal Gazette), published throughout Europe and communicated to shareholders together with the convocation of the Annual General Meeting in accordance with Section 125, Paragraph 1, Sentence 3 of the German Stock Corporation Act.
The live webcast of the Annual General Meeting of RWE AG on 20 April 2016 will start at approximately 10:00 a.m. CEST and can be followed here .
Beyond this, live webcasting will no longer be provided due to complexity and the relatively low-key using of the live webcast by shareholders.
A recording of the speech delivered by the Chairman of the Supervisory Board and the speech by the CEO of RWE AG will be available up to twelve months after the AGM.
In addition, our shareholders have access to our electronic authorisation system.
The proxies appointed by the company or a third party can be authorised via the internet to exercise a shareholder’s voting rights at the AGM. This authorisation can also be given via the internet during the Annual General Meeting, as can the instructions for a proxy appointed by the company. Additional information can be found in the invitation to the Annual General Meeting.
The next ordinary Annual General Meeting will be held in Essen, Germany, on 27 April 2017.