|Date||Tuesday, April 20, 2021|
|Start||4.00 p.m. CEST|
Based on the Ordinance of the Federal Council on measures to prevent coronavirus, it will not be possible for shareholders to physically attend the Annual General Meeting. Accordingly, shareholders are asked to exercise their rights exclusively through the independent proxy.
At the Annual General Meeting, the Board of Directors will be proposing a 8.7% increase in gross dividend to CHF 2.50 per registered share (2020: CHF 2.30).
Ex-Date: April 22, 2021
Payment Date: April 26, 2021
Entitlement to vote at the Annual General Meeting
Only shareholders entered in the share register as at April 15, 2021 are entitled to vote at the Annual General Meeting. No further registrations of voting rights will be carried out in the period from April 16 to April 20, 2021. Shareholders who are registered with voting rights at April 16, 2021, but sell their shares prior to the Annual General Meeting, will lose their shareholder rights in respect of the shares sold.
Shareholders entered in the share register up to and including April 13, 2021 as shareholders with voting rights will receive, together with the invitation to the Annual General Meeting, a reply card that they can use to issue a proxy to the independent proxy, Jost Windlin, attorney-at-law and notary, Bright Law AG, Zug. Further, they will receive information on E-Voting together with the individual one-time code to access the voting website. Shareholders whose registration in the share register with voting rights is made on or after April 14, 2021, and who wish to exercise their voting rights are asked to contact the share register of Sika AG. Proxies of shareholders whose shareholding changes between March 19, 2021 and April 15, 2021 will automatically be amended.
Proxy and instructions to the independent proxy
Based on the Ordinance of the Federal Council on measures to prevent coronavirus, it will not be possible for shareholders to physically attend the Annual General Meeting. Shareholders are asked to be represented by the independent proxy Jost Windlin, attorney-at-law and notary, Bright Law AG, Zug and to exercise all shareholder rights exclusively through the independent proxy.
Please send the reply card to the share register of Sika AG (Sika AG, c/o Devigus Shareholder Services, Birkenstrasse 47, CH-6343 Rotkreuz) by April 14, 2021 at the latest. Shareholders may cast their votes remotely by issuing electronic authorizations and instructions to the independent proxy at www.gvmanager.ch/sika. Shareholders may use the online proxy voting, or change any instructions they may have issued electronically, up to but no later than 11.59 p.m. CEST on Sunday April 18, 2021.
Live stream and shareholder questions
The Annual General Meeting will be broadcast live on the Sika website. In addition, shareholders will be given the opportunity to ask questions during the Annual General Meeting via an online platform. Shareholders wishing to ask questions are requested to complete the registration form up to but no later than 11.59 p.m. CEST on Sunday April 18, 2021. Further information on the possibility to ask questions, including the authentication process and the use of the data provided by the shareholder can be found here.
Shareholders are explicitly made aware that it is not possible to exercise shareholder rights through www.gvmanager.ch/Speaker/Sika and that shareholder rights can exclusively be exercised through the independent proxy prior to the Annual General Meeting.
Shareholders are also made aware that the Board of Directors expressly reserves the right to take position on the questions in aggregated or individual form or to limit the speaking time.