Communication and Transparency
The Volkswagen Group publishes a financial calendar listing all the relevant dates for its shareholders in its annual report and interim reports as well as on its website at www.volkswagenag.com/ir. Among other things, invitations to the shareholders’ meetings as well as agendas for these meetings and any motions to be added to the agenda or countermotions received are also available on this website. At the shareholders’ meetings, shareholders may exercise their voting rights themselves, have this right exercised on their behalf by a third-party proxy whom they have appointed, or use a proxy designated by the Company who votes on their behalf in accordance with their voting instructions. We also give our shareholders the opportunity to watch the introductory remarks of the Chairman of the Supervisory Board and the speech of the Chairman of the Board of Management on the internet. In addition, news and information on the Volkswagen Group are available on our website. The press releases and other information are published in both English and German.
Immediately after their publication in accordance with legal requirements, the Company’s ad-hoc releases are also published on the same website under the heading “IR News, Ad-hoc Releases & Publications”.
We publish managers’ transactions pursuant to Article 19 of the Market Abuse Regulation or section 15a of the Wertpapierhandelsgesetz (WpHG – German Securities Trading Act) under the heading “Corporate Governance”, menu item “Directors’ Dealings”.
On the same web page – under the heading “IR News, Ad-hoc Releases & Publications”, menu item “Notifications of changes in voting rights” – you can also access details of the notifications filed in the reporting period in compliance with sections 21 ff. of the WpHG as well as notifications relating to other legal issues.
The supervisory body appointments held by Board of Management members and Supervisory Board members can be found in chapter “Executive Bodies”. The shareholder structure is presented in chapter “Shareholder structure”.
MANDATORY PUBLICATIONS OF VOLKSWAGEN AG