Monday, 6 April 2020
On 16 March 2020 the Federal Council issued Ordinance 2 on measures to combat coronavirus (COVID-19). As a result of the current extraordinary situation, we have unfortunately taken the decision to hold the Ordinary Shareholders’ Meeting on 6 April 2020 based on Art. 6a para. 1b of Regulation 2, excluding the physical participation of shareholders. All shareholders have the option of granting written or electronic authorisation with instructions to the independent proxy. This can be done using the enclosed proxy form or electronically via InvestorPortal.
The planned event at Zurich Hallenstadion will not go ahead. The dividend will be paid out as planned on 14 April, 2020, provided the Annual General Meeting approves the proposal.
To ensure that shareholders can still obtain first-hand information, we will broadcast the Shareholder's Meeting on 6 April 2020 at 1.30 pm on the Internet.
The hotline 0800 800 512 will be available to answer your questions.
The detailed agenda items, proposals and explanatory notes are listed in the invitation.
|1||Report on the financial year 2019|
|2||Appropriation of the retained earnings 2019 and declaration of dividend|
|3||Discharge of the members of the Board of Directors and the Group Executive Board Proposal|
|4||Re-elections to the Board of Directors|
|5||Re-elections to the Compensation Committee|
|6||Remuneration of the members of the Board of Directors and the Group Executive Board|
|7||Re-election of the independent proxy|
|8||Re-election of the statutory auditors|
The shareholder portal is being managed by Computershare Switzerland Ltd on behalf of Swisscom Ltd.
The shareholder portal is open from 9 March 7.00 until 4 April 23.59 (CET).
Shareholders shall receive an invitation to the Shareholders’ Meeting by post at the beginning of March. The hotline will be available from 4 March.
The Annual Report 2019 with the Remuneration Report as well as the complete financial statements for Swisscom Ltd., and the reports of the statutory auditors can be viewed online at www.swisscom.ch/report2019. It is also available for inspection from the Swisscom Ltd. head office (Alte Tiefenaustrasse 6, 3048 Worblaufen). Shareholders may request that the annual report be sent to them from the Swisscom Ltd share register (c/o Computershare Schweiz AG, Postfach, CH-4609 Olten or www.swisscom.ch/report2019-order). It will be sent after 11 March 2020.
Shareholders whose shares have been entered in the Share Register with voting rights by 5 p.m. (CET) on 1 April 2020 are entitled to vote at the Shareholders' Meeting.
Due to the current situation, you will not be able to attend the Shareholder's Meeting in person. However, you can grant the independent proxy Reber Rechtsanwälte KIG, 8034 an authorisation with your voting instructions.
The proxy can be issued in writing or electronically via the shareholders’ platform. The required login data can be found in the invitation documents. A web application from Computershare Switzerland Ltd will be used. Computershare Switzerland Ltd supports the independent voting proxy.
If instructions are sent to the independent proxy both electronically via the shareholders’ platform and in writing, only the electronic instructions will be taken into account. The instructions can be amended at any time until 4 April 2020, 11.59 p.m. (CET). Voting representation by the corporate proxy and/or custodian is not permitted.
The Shareholders' Meeting will be broadcast live at www.swisscom.ch/shareholdersmeeting in German, French and English.
The minutes of the Shareholders' Meeting will be published on the Internet under www.swisscom.ch/shareholdersmeeting and may also be viewed at the headquarters of Swisscom Ltd.