FAQ

Registering and attendance

When and where will the next Annual General Meeting take place?

The next Annual General Meeting will be held at the Congress Center in Frankfurt on 5 June 2019. The address is: Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage 1, 60327 Frankfurt am Main.

Can a shareholder bring an accompanying person?

Shareholders are entitled to bring an accompanying person. It is advisable to request an additional ticket at the same time as the shareholder’s registration.

Can a shareholder transfer voting rights to a proxy on the day of the Annual General Meeting?

In the event that a shareholder needs to leave the Annual General Meeting but still wants to exercise their voting rights, the shareholder can authorize another  participants of the Annual General Meeting or proxy appointed by the company to exercise these voting rights on their behalf.

Can a shareholder vote by proxy at the Annual General Meeting?

Shareholders can issue power of attorney and instructions beforehand to vote by proxy. Elected proxies are obliged to vote as instructed by the shareholder represented. The power of attorney and instructions must be sent directly to the proxies.

Can every shareholder participate in the Annual General Meeting?

Every shareholder can attend the Annual General Meeting in person or by proxy. However the shareholder must register for the meeting in advance.

How and where can the shareholder register for the Annual General Meeting?

Shareholders will receive an invitation to the Annual General Meeting together with a reply slip via their depositary banks. Shareholders can register for the Annual General Meeting via the reply slip.

How can shareholders place counter motions?

In accordance with Section 126 of the German Stock Corporation Act [AktG], the shareholders are entitled to make a counter motion to a proposal put forward by the general partner or the Supervisory Board on a particular item on the agenda. Such counter motions must be sent to the address cited in the invitation to the Annual General Meeting until a given deadline. On the company’s website, shareholders will be provided access to counter motions of other parties. 

Is it possible to leave the Annual General Meeting temporarily and return later?

Shareholders can leave the Annual General Meeting temporarily and re-enter as they wish by presenting their voting card.

What does a shareholder do if they registered in time for the Annual General Meeting but did not receive an admission ticket?

A shareholder who registered in time but did not receive an admission ticket can still attend the Annual General Meeting. If the admission ticket was issued but not received, the shareholder will still be on the registration list. This can be checked at the information desk inside of the venue entrance and, if necessary, a replacement admission ticket can be issued.

What does a shareholder do who has not received an invitation to the Annual General Meeting?

As DWS shares are bearer shares, invitations to the Annual General Meeting will be sent to shareholders via their depositary banks. Shareholders should therefore contact their depositary bank if they did not receive an invitation.

What is the voting right?

Voting rights are defined as the right associated with the acquisition of a share to participate in voting on agenda items at the Annual General Meeting. In principle, every shareholder is entitled to exercise voting rights. However, they may transfer the voting right to third parties, in particular to the depository bank. According to the Company's Articles of Association, each share grants one vote at the Annual General Meeting.

Will the Annual General Meeting be broadcast online?

The two opening speeches by the Chairman of the Supervisory Board and the Chairman of the Managing Directors of the General Partner of DWS Group GmbH & Co. KGaA. will be broadcast live via webcast for all interested parties.

Organisation

Are there free parking spaces at the venue?

Please note that travel to the Annual General Meeting and parking are at your own expense. The admission ticket does not include the use of public transportation. There will be no reimbursement of travel expenses or parking fees.

Does the venue have facilities for people with disabilities?

The venue is well equipped to host people with disabilities.

In which language will the Annual General Meeting be held?

The Annual General Meeting will be held in German. However, there will be a translator, who will simultaneously translate the meeting into English for non-German speaking shareholders via headphones.

Is catering provided?

There will be a buffet with food and alcohol-free drinks available throughout the day.

Is there a fixed seating plan?

There is no fixed seating plan.

What is the duration of the Annual General Meeting?

The length cannot be predicted.
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