Frequently asked questions
|When and where will the next Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Sulzer Ltd. be held?||The next Annual General Meeting will be held on April 6, 2017 in Winterthur, Switzerland.|
|Who can attend the Annual General Meeting of Sulzer Ltd.?||Only shareholders of Sulzer Ltd. are permitted to attend the Annual General Meeting.|
|Is it allowed to bring someone with me?||
Only shareholders of Sulzer Ltd. are permitted to attend the Annual General Meeting. For special reasons, a guest card can be issued to attend the AGM. Please contact either
|I am a media representative. How can I attend the Annual General Meeting?||
Please contact our Sulzer Communications team (firstname.lastname@example.org).
|How and when will I receive an invitation?||The invitation for the Annual General Meeting will be distributed on March 13, 2017.|
|Is there a deadline for the registration of shares in the Sulzer share register?||Yes. For reasons of organization, no entries can be made in the company's share register after the book closing date (March 30, 2017) of the Annual General Meeting, one week before AGM.|
|Is it possible to trade shares of Sulzer Ltd. even after the deadline?||Yes. The registration of your shares has no influence on the ability to trade the shares.|
|I have received the invitation. What do I do now?||In order to attend the Annual General Meeting personally, you must have an admission ticket which you can request with the reply form which is enclosed to the invitation.
Admission tickets will be sent to shareholders who register for the Annual General Meeting after March 30, 2017; you can register using the enclosed reply form by regular mail to Sulzer Ltd, Share Register or replying online following the instructions explained in detail in the invitation. Admission tickets which can no longer be mailed on time will be ready for collection at the Annual General Meeting from the share register information desk.
|Can I have someone represent/proxy me at the Annual General Meeting?||Yes. Shareholders who will not be attending the AGM may arrange to be represented by proxy. Such proxy may be granted either to:
a) the independent proxy, Proxy Voting Services GmbH, Grossmünsterplatz 1, 8001 Zürich or
b) another registered shareholder of Sulzer Ltd. or
c) your legal representative
|How do I delegate my voting rights to another shareholder?||Order your admission ticket with the reply form which is enclosed to the invitation. Fill in and sign the power of attorney of your admission ticket and hand it over to the shareholder you appointed as your proxy representative.|
|How do I delegate my voting rights to the independent proxy?||Submit the signed reply form indicating the corresponding box directly to the independent proxy. A return envelope with his address is enclosed to the invitation for the Annual General Meeting. On the backside of the form, which is also enclosed for this purpose, you can give your voting instructions for each item on the agenda. You may also use the online reply which will be explained in detail in the invitation. If you do not expressly indicate an instruction, in the event of new and amended proposals your votes shall be cast in favor of the proposals of the Board of Directors of Sulzer Ltd.|
|What is an independent proxy?||If a company listed on the SIX Swiss Stock Exchange designates a representative officer, it must designate an "independent person whose representation can be authorized by the shareholders" (Article 689c of the Swiss Code of Obligations). The independent proxy exercises the voting right as prescribed by the written voting instructions. If you do not expressively indicate how you wish your vote to be cast, your shares will be voted in accordance with the proposals of the Board of Directors of Sulzer Ltd.|
|What is the deadline for delegating the power of attorney?||As soon as you have received the admission ticket, you can delegate the independent proxy. The deadline is is April 3, 2017.
Delegating your voting rights to another shareholder or to your legal representative is possible until just before the Annual General Meeting begins. We kindly request that you take into account that an early return of all documents will facilitate the preparation of the Annual General Meeting.
|I cannot find my admission ticket or have not received one. Whom should I contact?||In the event that you have not received the material or can no longer find it, please request a new one through the Sulzer Share Register (Corp.Aktienregister@sulzer.com) or latest at the information desk at the entrance to the Annual General Meeting. You will receive your admission ticket and voting material after proof of identification and verification of your name being listed in the share register as a shareholder entitled to vote.|
|The number of shares listed is incorrect. Who can help me?||Please contact your custodian bank.|
|As a shareholder, am I allowed to ask questions during the Annual General Meeting?||Yes. In the event that you would like to refer to a particular agenda item at the Annual General Meeting, you must attend the Annual General Meeting and request to take the floor at the time of that particular item on the agenda. Please contact the information desk upon arrival at the entrance hall.
You can also ask questions in writing, sending them in written form to the Board of Directors of Sulzer Ltd. (address: Sulzer Ltd, General Secretary, Neuwiesenstrasse 15, 8401 Winterthur).
|I have purchased shares several days prior to the Annual General Meeting. Am I entitled to vote?||You are already a registered shareholder: shares purchased and registered before the book closing date (March 30, 2017) are entitled to vote at the Annual General Meeting (April 6, 2017); shares purchased between the book closing date and the Annual General Meeting are not entitled to vote.
You are a new shareholder: the registration must be made before the book closing date (one week before the Annual General Meeting).
In the event that an entry in the company share register is no longer possible, you are not entitled to vote at the Annual General Meeting. There is still the possibility to issue a guest card for you in order to attend the AGM without voting rights. Please report to the information desk at the entrance of the Annual General Meeting and show the receipt to prove your purchase of shares.
|When is the ex-dividend date?||April 10, 2017|
|When is the record date?||April 11, 2017|
|When is the dividend payment date?||April 12, 2017|