Dr. Heide Suderow Grob
The Ordinary Annual General Meeting of Vontobel Holding AG is held annually within six months of the end of the financial year − generally in April or May. The Annual General Meeting reaches decisions in accordance with the power of authority defined in the Articles of Association.
The next Ordinary Annual General Meeting will be held on April 20, 2021.
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As you will know from media reports, all public and private gatherings in Switzerland are banned until April 19, 2020. The Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders of Vontobel Holding AG of March 30, 2020, is also subject to this ban.
Based on Article 6a of the Ordinance 2 on Measures to Prevent Coronavirus, the Board of Directors has decided that shareholders will only be able to exercise their voting rights in advance through the independent proxy at the General Meeting of Shareholders of March 30, 2020. It is not possible for shareholders to physically attend the event. This measure will enable the General Meeting of Shareholders to go ahead despite the current circumstances, and shareholders are requested to make use of the option of granting a power of attorney to the independent proxy.
Shareholders who have already ordered admission cards will be sent a new proxy authorization form for the granting of a power of attorney to the independent proxy. In addition, we have extended the deadline for the granting of powers of attorney and the issuing of instructions to the independent proxy until 11:59 p.m. (CET) on Sunday, March 29, 2020 (gvmanager.ch/Vontobel). The necessary log-in data was already sent to you together with the documents relating to the General Meeting of Shareholders.
The voting results will be communicated as usual and published on our website.
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.