Annual General Meeting well attended

More shareholders at the AGM

More shareholders at the AGM (bar chart)

7,100 shareholders joined us at our Annual General Meeting in Frankfurt am Main on May 31, 2012, representing an increase of about a quarter compared to 2011 (2011: 5,700). The percentage of capital represented increased by almost 1 percentage point to 34.9 % (2011: 34.0 %). The report of the Chairman of the Management Board on the preceding financial year and current outlook was followed by a lively shareholder discussion with the company’s management. After the discussion, all of the items on the agenda were approved by large majorities. For the second time, the compensation system for the Management Board members was submitted to a vote by the shareholders.