GfK SE, Nuremberg
ISIN: DE 000 587 5306
Securities identification no. 587 530
AGM 2017 will take place on May 18, 2017 (postponed)
Date: May 20, 2016
Begin: 10am CET
Location: Stadthalle Fuerth, Rosenstrasse 50, 90762 Fuerth, Germany
The Annual General Meeting 2016 took place on May 20, 2016. The webcast is available on the following link.
Internet-based power of attorney and instruction system: ProxyVoting
The following documents, which will also be available at the Annual General Assembly on
May 20, 2016, will be available for inspection on the company’s website at the Download Center from the date on which the Annual General Assembly is convened:
Prof. Dieter Kempf
Date of birth: January 10, 1953
Place of birth: Munich
Date of birth: August 22, 1962
Place of birth: Mettmann
Date of birth: December 22, 1965
Place of birth: Paris
Prof. Dr. Raimund Wildner
Date of birth: April 9, 1955
Place of birth: Hof, Saale
For further details of the professional career of the candidates please see the resumes of the candidates under http://www.gfk.com/investors/annual-general-meeting-agm/download-center/
In particular the candidate Prof. Kempf qualifies as independent financial experts pursuant to Article 9 sentence 1 lit. c) ii) of the SE Directive, section 100 (5) AktG.
With regard to Section 5.4.1 para. 4 to 7 of the German Corporate Governance Code, the following is declared: The Supervisory Board satisfied itself that the respective proposed candidates can devote the expected amount of time required. The proposed candidates Mr. Klein-Bölting and Prof. Dr. Raimund Wildner as officeholders of GfK-Nürnberg, Gesellschaft für Konsum-, Markt- und Absatzforschung e.V. have a business relation with a shareholder holding a material interest in GfK SE. The remaining candidates have in the view of the Supervisory Board no personal or business relations subject to disclosure requirements under these Code provisions with GfK SE or its group companies, the governing bodies of GfK SE, or with a shareholder holding a material interest in GfK SE.
The proposed appointments are in line with the Supervisory Boards’ objective that at least four out of the six members of the Supervisory Board representing the shareholders shall be independent. As a result of the resignation of Mrs. Stars, the quota of women represented in the Supervisory Board will slightly decline; however, the target of a minimum quota of 30 % will still be achieved.