Ordinary Annual General Meeting 2012
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The Ordinary Annual General Meeting was held on
Wednesday, 9 May 2012, 10:00 a.m,
in the Kongress Palais Kassel – Stadthalle,
34119 Kassel (Germany)
Information on the Annual General Meeting 2012
Item 6 - Election to the Supervisory Board
Declaration of the Nomination Committee regarding agenda item 6 – election to the Supervisory Board:
The Nomination Committee of K+S Aktiengesellschaft met in August 2011 in order to discuss who will succeed Dr. Ralf Bethke as chairman of the Supervisory Board when his mandate expires at the end of the Annual General Meeting on 9 May 2012. At that meeting, the Committee unanimously decided to propose Dr. Bethke as a candidate for a further term of office.
His excellent expertise in the potash and salt business as well as his long-serving management experience have led the K+S Group into a successful and bright future and are of greatest importance for K+S also in the coming years from the perspective of the Nomination Committee. Dr. Bethke has committed himself greatly to internationalising the K+S Group and has always been concerned that good corporate governance should be applied throughout the entire K+S Group. In addition, he supports the principle of remuneration which is competitive but also relative and orientated towards the sustainable performance of the Company.
In the coming year, 14 of the 16 Supervisory Board mandates of K+S Aktiengesellschaft will expire; against this background, this year’s re-election of Dr. Bethke as chairman of the Supervisory Board for a further five years would ensure an important measure of continuity. Moreover, Dr. Bethke is considered to be sufficiently independent because, after serving as chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of K+S, he initially joined the Supervisory Board as a regular member in 2007, before then being elected as its chairman after about one year, in May 2008.
In its meeting held on 14 March 2012, the Supervisory Board of K+S Aktiengesellschaft unanimously voted to agree with the assessment and express recommendation of the Nomination Committee.
Total number of shares and voting rights at the time of the invitation
At the time of convening, the Company's share capital is divided into 191,400,000 registered shares with the same number of voting rights.
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From the direction of Frankfurt am Main/Würzburg or Hamburg/Hanover travelling via the A7 motorway, drive until the junction Kassel-Mitte (79). From there continue on the A49 motorway in the direction of Kassel-Zentrum until the Kassel-Auestadion exit (5).
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From the exit Kassel-Auestadion continue straight on via Ludwig-Mond-Strasse and Schönfelder Strasse. The Kongress Palais Kassel is signposted from exit-Auestadion. After a good 3.5 km, turn off to the left at the Wilhelmshöher Allee crossroads and follow the course of the road in the direction of the railway station Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe. After approx. 1.2 km, turn right into Freiherr-vom-Stein-Strasse.
Follow the main road. The Kongress Palais Kassel – Stadthalle is located about another 800 metres on the lefthand side.
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