We afford shareholders the opportunity to be represented by the proxies appointed by the company. Such proxies must be given authorisation and instructions regarding the exercise of voting rights to this end. These proxies are obliged to cast votes in accordance with the instructions they are given.
Authorisations and instructions on how to exercise voting rights may be issued to the proxies appointed by the company before the Annual General Meeting via the internet or using the appropriate forms. Authorisations and instructions may also be given via the internet during the Annual General Meeting but no later than when the votes commence.
Further details on this procedure are described in the invitation to the Annual General Meeting. The punctual registration of the shareholder and proof of share ownership in accordance with the preceding provisions are also required in order to give authorisations to a proxy.