Shareholders and the shareholders’ meeting




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Shareholders and the shareholders' meeting

The annual shareholders' meeting is the central organ via which Axel Springer SE shareholders can exercise their rights and their voting rights. Every share confers the right to cast one vote in the annual shareholders’ meeting. Those shareholders who are registered in the share register and have registered for the meeting in time are entitled to vote. The Chairman of the Supervisory Board generally chairs the shareholders’ meeting. To make it easier for shareholders to exercise their prerogatives at the annual shareholders’ meeting, their votes can be cast by authorized proxies. Axel Springer SE also designates a voting proxy whom shareholders can elect to execute their voting rights according to their instructions. All required reports and documents are made available to the shareholders in advance, also on the company’s Internet page.

The annual shareholders’ meeting resolves specifically on the utilization of the distributable profit, the ratification of the actions of the Executive Board and Supervisory Board, the election of the Supervisory Board, the election of the independent auditor, and other matters legally assigned to them, such as corporate actions and other amendments to the Articles of Incorporation. The resolutions of the annual shareholders’ meeting require a simple majority of the votes cast, unless another majority is prescribed by law or by the company’s Articles of Incorporation. The Articles of Incorporation can be inspected on the company’s website at www.axelspringer.com/articlesofassociation


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