The Ordinary Annual General Meeting 2022 of RWE Aktiengesellschaft will, due to the ongoing COVID-19-pandemic, again be held as virtual Annual General Meeting without shareholders or their authorised representatives (with exception of the proxies of the Company) being physically present according to Section 1 Paragraph 2 of the Act concerning measures under the Law of Companies, Cooperative Societies, Associations, Foundations and Commonhold Property to Combat the Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic („COVID-19-Act“).
Section 1 Paragraph 2 COVID-19-Act reads:
“The executive board may decide that the general meeting shall be held in the form of a virtual general meeting without the need for shareholders or their authorised representatives being physically present, provided that
- the broadcast by means of audio and video transmission encompasses the entire general meeting,
- provision is made for shareholders to exercise their voting right by means of electronic communication (postal vote or electronic participation) and to grant a power of attorney,
- shareholders are given the right to ask questions by means of electronic communication,
- shareholders who exercise their voting right in accordance with no. 2 are afforded the possibility of objecting to a resolution adopted by the general meeting by way of derogation from section 245 no. 1 of the Stock Corporation Act, the need to be physically present at the general meeting thus being waived.
The executive board decides at its duty-bound, free discretion how it responds to questions; it may also stipulate that questions must be submitted by means of electronic communication no later than one day prior to the meeting. Motions or candidate nominations by shareholders, which have to be made available according to Section 126 or Section 127 of the German Stock Corporation Act, shall be deemed submitted during the General Meeting provided that the shareholder bringing forward the motion or candidate nomination is duly legitimated and registered for the Annual General Meeting.”