Vonovia SE: The annual general meeting is rescheduled to 30 June 2020 to preserve the chance for shareholders to attend in person
- In the interest of shareholders, Vonovia prefers an in-person general meeting
- It is still intended to propose a dividend of €1.57 per share to the shareholders
Bochum, 30 March, 2020 – The next annual general meeting of Vonovia SE is scheduled for 30 June 2020 in Bochum. The original date was 13 May 2020. In view of the health risks and regulatory requirements from the COVID-19 pandemic, it will be practically impossible to hold an in-person annual general meeting on the original date.
Even though the changes in law from the mitigation measures for the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic now allow virtual general meetings, Vonovia SE’s executive board and supervisory board currently agree that an in-person meeting is preferable to a short-term shift to a virtual general meeting.
As companies in the legal form of an SE (Societas Europaea) are legally required to hold the annual general meeting within six months after their financial year, the annual general meeting is scheduled for 30 June 2020.
It should also be in the shareholders’ interest to have clarity on timing and content of the resolutions to be adopted, including the resolution on the previously announced dividend proposal of €1.57 per share, which is to remain unchanged in light of the sustained stability of the business.
2020 Financial Calendar
May 5, 2020: Interim Statement for the First Quarter of 2020
June 30, 2020: Annual General Meeting
August 5, 2020: Interim Financial Report for 2020
November 4, 2020: Interim Statement for the first nine months of 2020