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Annual General Meeting (AGM)

General information

GfK SE, Nuremberg
ISIN: DE 000 587 5306
Securities identification no. 587 530

AGM 2017 will take place on May 18, 2017 (postponed)

Annual General Meeting 2016

Date: May 20, 2016
Begin: 10am CET
Location: Stadthalle Fuerth, Rosenstrasse 50, 90762 Fuerth, Germany

Agenda (English)

Agenda (German)


AGM 2016 - webcast live

The Annual General Meeting 2016 took place on May 20, 2016. The webcast is available on the following link.

Link to webcast


Internet-based power of attorney and instruction system

Internet-based power of attorney and instruction system: ProxyVoting


Documents relating to the Annual General Assembly

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:  

On agenda item 1:

  • the adopted financial statements and the management report for financial year 2015
  • the adopted consolidated financial statements and group management report for financial year 2015
  • the Supervisory Board report
  • the explanatory report by the Management Board on the statutory duty of notification pertaining to acquisitions (Sections 289 (4) and 315 (4) HGB);
  • the proposal by the Management Board on the appropriation of retained profit

On agenda item 6:

Prof. Dieter Kempf
Personal data:
Date of birth: January 10, 1953
Place of birth: Munich
Citizenship: Germany

Ralf Klein-Bölting
Personal data:
Date of birth: August 22, 1962
Place of birth: Mettmann
Citizenship: Germany

Bruno Piacenza
Personal data:
Date of birth: December 22, 1965
Place of birth: Paris
Citizenship: France

Prof. Dr. Raimund Wildner
Personal data:
Date of birth: April 9, 1955
Place of birth: Hof, Saale
Citizenship: Germany


For further details of the professional career of the candidates please see the resumes of the candidates under

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.

AGM archive

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