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FN 33393 h, ISIN AT0000758305
Zwtl.: Invitation to the Annual General Meeting
We hereby invite our shareholders to the Annual General Meeting of PALFINGER AG
to be held on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, at 11.00 a.m. at PALFINGER's location
at Franz-Wolfram-Scherer-Strasse 24, 5020 Salzburg, which is a subsidiary and
production site of PALFINGER AG and other Austrian group companies.
1. Presentation of the financial statements, including the management report and
the corporate governance report, the consolidated financial statements,
including the Group management report, the proposal for the distribution of
profits and the report of the Supervisory Board for the 2019 fiscal year
2. Resolution on the distribution of the net profit for the year
3. Resolution on release of the members of the Executive Board from liability
for their management activities in the 2019 fiscal year
4. Resolution on release of the members of the Supervisory Board from liability
for their supervisory activities in the 2019 fiscal year
5. Selection of the independent auditor for the financial statements and
consolidated financial statements for the 2020 fiscal year
6. Election to fill two seats on the Supervisory Board
7. Resolution on the remuneration policy
8. Resolution on remuneration for members of the Supervisory Board
II. DOCUMENTS FOR THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING; PROVIDING INFORMATION AT THE
It is anticipated that the following documents, in particular, will be available
under the "Investor Relations" and "Annual General Meeting" menu items on the
company's website, www.palfinger. http://www.palfinger./
ag, which has been
recorded in the commercial register, as of February 18, 2020, but no later than
February 26, 2020:
annual financial statements, including management report,\ncorporate governance report\nconsolidated financial statements, including Group management report,\nproposal for the distribution of profits,\nreport of the Supervisory Board,\neach for the 2019 fiscal year;
proposed resolutions on agenda items 2-8,\nremuneration policy,\ndeclaration of the candidates for election to the Supervisory Board for agenda item 6 in accordance with Sec. 87 para. 2 of the Stock Corporation Act (AktG), including their curriculum vitae,\nform for granting a proxy,\nform for granting a proxy to Dr Michael Knap,\nform for revoking a proxy,\nfull text of this invitation.\nIII. RECORD DATE AND PREREQUISITES FOR ATTENDING THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
The shareholders' rights to attend the Annual General Meeting and to exercise
their voting rights and the other shareholders' rights to be asserted in the
course of the Annual General Meeting are governed by their shareholdings as of
the close of March 8, 2020 (record date).
The Annual General Meeting may only be attended by persons who are shareholders
on the record date and who provide evidence thereof to the company.
A deposit receipt in accordance with Sec. 10a of the Stock Corporation Act must
be submitted to provide evidence of the shareholder's shareholding on the record
date, which is to be delivered to the company no later than March 13, 2020
(24.00, CET, Vienna time) exclusively via one of the communication channels and
corresponding addresses indicated below:
(i)for submission of the deposit receipt in text form, as is sufficient under
art. 18 para. 2 of the Articles of Association
by telefax +43 1 8900 500-78
by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
(please attach deposit receipt in PDF format)
(ii) for submission of the deposit receipt in written form
by post or courier PALFINGER AG
c/o HV-Veranstaltungsservice GmbH
8242 St. Lorenzen am Wechsel, Köppel 60
by SWIFT GIBAATWGGMS
(message type to be used is MT598 oder MT599,
always state ISIN AT0000758305 in the text)
Shareholders are requested to contact their custodian banks and make
arrangements for the issue and transfer of a deposit receipt.
The record date has no effect on the shareholder's right to sell the shares and
no relevance for any dividend entitlements.
Deposit receipt in accordance with Sec. 10a of the Stock Corporation Act
The deposit receipt is to be issued by the relevant custodian bank with its
headquarters in a member state of the European Economic Area or in a full member
state of the OECD and must include the following information:
information on the issuer: company name and address or any code that is customarily used among credit institutions,\ninformation on the shareholder: (company) name, address, date of birth for natural persons, and, if applicable, register and register number under which legal entities are maintained in the country of origin,\ninformation on the shares: number of ISIN AT0000758305 shares held by the shareholder,\ncustody account number, or other designation,\ndate to which the deposit receipt refers.\nThe deposit receipt used as evidence of the shareholding entitling the
shareholder to attend the AGM must refer to the close of the record date, March
8 2020 (24.00, CET, Vienna time).
A deposit receipt in the German or English language will be accepted.
Proof of identity
Shareholders and their authorized representatives are requested to show a valid
official photo ID upon registration.
If you attend the AGM as an authorized representative, please also bring the
proxy in addition to your official photo ID. If the original of the proxy was
already sent to the Company, you may speed up your admission if you can provide
a copy of the proxy.
PALFINGER AG reserves the right to verify the identity of any individuals
appearing at the AGM. In the event that someone's identity cannot be verified,
this person may be refused admission.
IV. RIGHT TO APPOINT AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE AND PROCEDURE TO BE FOLLOWED
Each shareholder who is entitled to attend the Annual General Meeting and has
submitted proof thereof to the company pursuant to the specifications in Item
III of this invitation is entitled to appoint a representative who will take
part in the meeting on such shareholder's behalf and will have the same rights
as the shareholder whom he/she is representing.
The proxy must be given to a specific person (natural person or legal entity) in
text form (Sec. 13 para. 2 of the Stock Corporation Act); moreover, several
persons may be authorized.
The proxy may be granted before or during the Annual General Meeting.
The following communication channels and addresses are available for the
delivery of proxies:
by post or courier: PALFINGER AG
c/o HV-Veranstaltungsservice GmbH
8242 St. Lorenzen am Wechsel, Köppel 60
by telefax: +43 1 8900 500-78
by e-mail: email@example.com
(please attach proxies as PDF files)
by SWIFT GIBAATWGGMS
(message type to be used is MT598 oder MT599,
always state ISIN AT0000758305 in the text)
In person at registration for the AGM at the meeting site
If a proxy is not personally delivered on the date of the AGM at the entry/exit
checkpoint, it must be delivered to one of the addresses indicated above no
later than March 17, 2020 at 4 p.m.
A proxy form and a form for revoking the proxy may be downloaded from the
company's website at www.palfinger.ag http://www.palfinger.ag/
"Investor Relations" and "Annual General Meeting" menu items. Use of these forms
is not mandatory within the meaning of Sec. 114 para. 3 of the Stock Corporation
Act. However, we ask you to use these forms at all times to ensure smooth
Details on granting proxies, particularly regarding text form and the content of
the proxy, can be found in the proxy form made available to shareholders.
If a shareholder has granted a proxy to his/her custodian bank (Sec. 10a of the
Stock Corporation Act), it is sufficient for the bank, in addition to submitting
the deposit receipt, to declare that it has been granted the proxy, in the
manner specified for delivery to the company.
Shareholders may also exercise their rights personally at an AGM, even after
they have granted a proxy. Personal attendance will be regarded as revocation of
a previously granted proxy.
The rules indicated above regarding the granting of a proxy apply mutatis
mutandis to its revocation.
Please bear in mind that, for organizational reasons, a maximum of two persons
can be admitted per deposit receipt (one shareholder and his/her authorized
representative or two authorized representatives, instead of the shareholder).
As a special service, Dr Michael Knap is available to shareholders as an
independent proxy, bound by the shareholders' instructions, to exercise their
voting rights at the Annual General Meeting. A special proxy form may be
downloaded from the company's website at https://www.palfinger.ag/en/investors/
Shareholders may also contact Dr Michael Knap directly at the address 1170
Vienna, Dornbacherstrasse 124a/1/5, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
V. INFORMATION ON SHAREHOLDERS' RIGHTS UNDER SECS. 109, 110, 118 AND 119 OF THE
STOCK CORPORATION ACT
1. Additions to the agenda by shareholders pursuant to Sec. 109 of the Stock
Shareholders who individually or jointly hold 5 percent of the share capital and
who have been the holders of these shares for at least three months prior to
making such request are entitled to submit a written request that additional
items be put on the agenda of this AGM and be published, provided that such
written request is delivered to the company no later than February 26, 2020
(24.00, CET, Vienna time) exclusively to the address: 5101 Bergheim bei
Salzburg, Lamprechtshausener Bundesstrasse 8, Investor Relations Department,
attn. Mr Hannes Roither. Shareholders must also include proposed resolutions
regarding each item on the agenda so requested, including a statement of
grounds. The agenda item and the proposed resolution, but not the statement of
grounds, must also be written in the German language. A deposit receipt pursuant
to Sec. 10a of the Stock Corporation Act, stating that the shareholders making
such requests have held their shares for at least three months prior to making
such requests, must be submitted to evidence shareholder status; this
certificate may be no more than seven days old at the time of submission to the
company. Multiple deposit receipts for shares that only meet the 5 percent
shareholding requirement when aggregated must refer to the same time (date and
time of day). As regards the other requirements for the deposit receipt, please
refer to the information on the right to attend the Annual General Meeting (Item
2. Resolutions proposed by shareholders for inclusion on the agenda pursuant to
Sec. 110 of the Stock Corporation Act
Shareholders independently or jointly holding at least 1 percent of the share
capital are entitled to submit proposed resolutions on any item of the agenda,
including a statement of grounds, in text form pursuant to Sec. 13 para. 2 of
the Stock Corporation Act and to demand that such proposals, including the names
of the respective shareholders, the statement of grounds and any statements made
by the Executive Board or the Supervisory Board be made available on the company
website recorded in the commercial register, if this request is delivered to the
company in text form pursuant to Sec. 13 para. 2 of the Stock Corporation Act no
later than March 9, 2020 (24.00, CET, Vienna time) either by telefax to +43 662
2281-81070 or to 5101 Bergheim bei Salzburg, Lamprechtshausener Bundesstraße 8,
Investor Relations Department, attn. Mr Hannes Roither, or by e-mail to
email@example.com [firstname.lastname@example.org], in which case the request
must be attached to the e-mail in text form within the meaning of Sec. 13 para.
2 of the Stock Corporation Act, e.g. as a PDF file.
If text form within the meaning of sec. 13 para. 2 of the Stock Corporation Act
is prescribed for declarations, the declaration must be given in a document or
in some other manner suitable for permanent reproduction in writing, the
identity of the declarant must be given and the conclusion of the declaration
must be made recognizable by reproduction of the signature or otherwise. The
proposed resolution, but not the statement of grounds, must also be written in
the German language.
In case of a proposal requesting the election of a Supervisory Board member, the
statement of grounds is to be replaced by a candidate statement pursuant to Sec.
87 para. 2 of theStock Corporation Act.
Shareholder status must be proven by submitting a deposit receipt in accordance
with Sec. 10a of the Stock Corporation Act, whichmay not be older than seven
days at the time of submission to the company. Multiple deposit receipts for
shares, which only meet the 1 percent shareholding requirement when aggregated,
must refer to the same time (date and time of day). As regards the other
requirements for the deposit receipt, please refer to the information on the
right to attend the Annual General Meeting (Item III).
3. Information pursuant to Sec. 110 para. 2 sentence 2 of the Stock Corporation
The company hereby provides the following information regarding agenda item 6.
"Elections to the Supervisory Board" and the potential submission of proposed
nominations by shareholders in accordance with Sec. 110 of the Stock Corporation
Sec. 86 para. 7 of the Stock Corporation applies to PALFINGER AG.
The Supervisory Board of PALFINGER AG currently consists of six members elected
by the Annual General Meeting (shareholder representatives) and three members
delegated by the works council in accordance with Sec. 110 of the Austrian
Labour Constitution Act (ArbVG). Of the six shareholder representatives, there
are five men and one woman. The employee representatives are three men.
It is noted that the majority of the shareholder representatives has filed an
objection in accordance with Sec. 86 para. 9 of the Stock Corporation Act.
Therefore, there must be separate compliance with the minimum quota requirement
under Sec. 86 para. 7 of the Stock Corporation Act.
Item 10.1 of the Articles of Association of PALFINGER AG provides that the
Supervisory Board shall consist of four to eight members elected by the Annual
4. Shareholders' right to be informed under Sec. 118 of the
Stock Corporation Act
At the AGM, each shareholder has the right to be informed about any matters
pertaining to the company if so requested, provided that such information is
necessary for formulating a proper assessment regarding a particular agenda
item. The right to be informed also extends to the company's legal relationships
with any affiliated company as well as to the situation of the Group and of any
companies included in the consolidated financial statements.
The company may refuse to supply such information if, according to sound
business judgement, it could be seriously prejudicial to the company or one of
its affiliated companies or if providing such information would constitute a
As a rule, requests for information should be made orally at the Annual General
Meeting, but they may also be submitted in writing.
For the sake of an efficient meeting, questions whose response requires more
extensive preparation must be submitted to the Executive Board in text form in a
timely manner before the AGM. They may be delivered to the company by post at
the address5101 Bergheim bei Salzburg, Lamprechtshausener Bundesstrasse 8,
Investor Relations Department, attn. Mr Hannes Roither, or sent by e-mail to
5. Motions made by shareholders at the Annual General Meeting pursuant to Sec.
119 of the Stock Corporation Act
Irrespective of their shareholdings in the company, every shareholder has the
right to make motions regarding each item on the agenda at the Annual General
Meeting. If several motions have been submitted regarding one item on the
agenda, the Chairman will determine the order of voting pursuant to Sec. 119
para. 3 of the Stock Corporation Act.
6. Information on the company's website
Further information regarding shareholder rights under Secs. 109, 110, 118 and
119 of the Stock Corporation Act are currently available on the company's
website at www.palfinger. http://www.palfinger.ag/
ag under the menu items:
"Investor Relations" and "Annual General Meeting".
7. Information for shareholders regarding data processing
PALFINGER AG processes the personal data of its shareholders (including, but not
limited to, those pursuant to Sec. 10a para. 2 of the Stock Corporation Act,
i.e. name, address, date of birth, securities account number, number of shares
held by the shareholder, class of shares where applicable, voting card number
and, where applicable, name and date of birth of the proxy or proxies) on the
basis of the applicable data privacy provisions, including, without being
limited to, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Austrian
Data Protection Act, to enable the shareholders to exercise their rights at the
The processing of the personal data of shareholders is an unconditional
requirement for the attendance of the shareholders and their representatives at
the AGM in accordance with the Stock Corporation Act. Consequently, Article 6
(1)c) of the GDPR provides the legal basis for data processing.
The controller for the processing is PALFINGER AG. PALFINGER AG uses external
service providers, such as notaries public, attorneys-at-law, banks and IT
service providers for the purposes of organizing the AGM. PALFINGER AG only
provides them with the personal data needed to implement the services entrusted
to them, and they will process such data exclusively in accordance with the
instructions of PALFINGER AG. PALFINGER AG has entered into data privacy
agreements with these service providers to the extent required by law.
If a shareholder attends the AGM, all shareholders present or their
representatives, the members of the Executive Board and of the Supervisory
Board, the notary public and all other persons with a statutory right to attend
are entitled to inspect the list of participants, which must be kept by law
(Sec. 117 of the Stock Corporation Act), and are therefore also entitled to
access the personal data listed therein (including name, residence,
shareholding). Furthermore, PALFINGER AG is under a legal obligation to submit
personal shareholder data (including the list of participants) to the commercial
register as part of the notarized minutes (Sec. 120 of the Stock Corporation
The shareholders' data are anonymized or deleted as soon as they are no longer
necessary for the purposes for which they were collected and/or processed,
unless other statutory obligations require the continued storage of such data.
Duties of documentation and retention result primarily from corporate law, stock
corporation law and acquisition law, as well as from the laws on taxes and
duties and the anti-money-laundering regulations. Should shareholders assert
legal claims against PALFINGER AG or should PALFINGER AG assert legal claims
against shareholders, the storage of personal data serves the purpose of
clarifying and enforcing such claims on a case-by-case basis. In the context of
legal proceedings before civil courts, this might result in the data being
stored during the period of limitation, in addition to the duration of the legal
proceedings until these have been concluded with final effect.
Each shareholder has a right of access, rectification, erasure, restriction of
processing, and objection regarding his/her personal data, as well as a right to
data portability under Chapter III of the GDPR, all of which may be exercised at
any time. Shareholders may exercise these rights free of charge by sending an e-
mail to PALFINGER AG at email@example.com [firstname.lastname@example.org] or
by post at the following address:
5101 Bergheim bei Salzburg, Lamprechtshausener Bundesstrasse 8
Telefax: +43 662 2281-81070
Moreover, shareholders have the right to lodge a complaint with the data
protection authority in accordance with Article 77 of the GDPR.
More information on data privacy, including a request for information form and a
data protection statement, are available at the company's website,
VI. FURTHER DISCLOSURES AND INFORMATION
Total number of shares and voting rights
As of the date of the invitation to the Annual General Meeting, the company's
share capital is EUR 37,593,258 and is divided into 37,593,258 no-par-value
shares. Each share entitles its holder to one vote. Hence, as of the date of
this invitation to the AGM, the total number of voting rights amounts to
37,593,258. As of the date of this invitation to the AGM, the company holds no
treasury stock, either directly or indirectly.
The company is striving to organize the AGM in line with the standards of the
Austrian environmental seal for Green Meetings/Events.
We are trying to make it as easy as possible to travel to the AGM by public
transport. If possible, please use environmentally friendly transport. The
latest timetables can be found at www.oebb.at http://www.oebb.at/
If you are arriving by train from Vienna, we recommend the following:
ÖBB: Departure from Wien Hauptbahnhof (Vienna Central Station) at 7.30 a.m.,
arrival at Salzburg Hauptbahnhof (Salzburg Main Station) at 9.52 a.m.
Westbahn: Departure from Wien Westbahnhof (BahnhofCity Wien West) at 7.42 am,
arrival at Salzburg Hauptbahnhof (Salzburg Main Station) at 10.08 a.m.
The Chairman will open the Annual General Meeting no later than 11.15 a.m. even
in the event of train delays.
We will operate a shuttle service from the Salzburg Main Station to the AGM and
back. Bus 1 departure: 10.05 a.m.; Bus 2 departure: 10.20 a.m. Both busses will
depart from Lastenstrasse and will be marked with a PALFINGER sign. At the bus
station, please take the "Lastenstrasse/ Schallmoos" exit.
Please e-mail your binding registration for the shuttle bus to
email@example.com no later than March 4, 2020.
Please note that guests will only be admitted to the Annual General Meeting with
the company's prior approval.
For information on barrier-free access to the AGM please send an e-mail to:
Bergheim bei Salzburg, February 2020
The Executive Board
end of announcement euro adhoc
issuer: Palfinger AG
Lamprechtshausener Bundesstraße 8
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