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Timeline for the Annual General Meeting 2016

GfK SE published its agenda for the Annual General Meeting on May 20, 2016, the text of which is available in the Download Center (convenience translation).

We would like to give you some brief comments on the main topics. However, the legally binding version is in German.

April 13, 2016:

Publication of agenda

April 19, 2016:

Motions to make additions to the agenda in accordance with Section 56 of the SE Directive, Section 50 (2) of the SE Implementation Act and Section 122 (2) AktG. Such demands must be addressed to the Management Board (GfK SE, Management Board, Nordwestring 101, 90419 Nürnberg, Germany) and must be received by the company no later than April 19, 2016 (24.00 hours). Each new agenda item must be accompanied by corresponding reasons or a proposed resolution.

April 29, 2016:

shipment of agenda to custodian banks for distribution to shareholders

April 29, 2016 (00.00 hours):

Date of proof. Proof must be provided in text form (Section 126b of the German Civil Code (BGB)) in German or English. With respect to the company, only those shareholders who have submitted proof may attend the Annual General Meeting or exercise their voting rights. Eligibility to attend and the scope of the voting rights are based exclusively on the shareholding of the respective shareholder on the date of proof. The date of proof is not associated with any restraints on disposal of the shareholding.

May 5, 2016 (24:00 hours):

Countermotions and proposals for election in accordance with Section 53 of the SE Directive and Sections 126 (1) and Section 127 AktG: Shareholders are also entitled to submit countermotions against proposals by the Management Board and/or the Supervisory Board on certain agenda items to the company and to make proposals for the election of Supervisory Board members (agenda item 6) or the auditor (agenda item 5). Countermotions and proposals for election must be addressed only to
Investor Relations,
Nordwestring 101,
90419 Nürnberg,
Fax: +49 (0) 911 395 54258
E-mail: investor.relations@gfk.com
Motions sent to all other addresses will be ignored. Countermotions and proposals for election submitted by shareholders will be published on the Internet immediately upon receipt at the following page, including the name of the shareholder and the reasons for the motion, providing that the motions and the corresponding reasons and the proposals for election are received by the company no later than May 5, 2016 (24:00 hours). Any comments by management will also be made available at this address.

May 13, 2016:

Last date for providing notice of intention to attend the Stockholders’ Meeting.