|Date||Tuesday, April 12, 2022|
|Start||4.00 p.m. CEST|
Notwithstanding the fact that the essential protective measures in connection with the coronavirus have been lifted, the Board of Directors has, based on the Ordinance of the Federal Council on measures to prevent coronavirus, decided that it will not be possible for shareholders to physically attend the Annual General Meeting. The Board of Directors took this decision against the background of the difficult situation and in order to protect the health of the shareholders. 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 16.0% increase in gross dividend to CHF 2.90 per registered share (2021: CHF 2.50).
Ex-Date: April 14, 2022
Payment Date: April 20, 2022
Entitlement to vote at the Annual General Meeting
Only shareholders entered in the share register as at April 7, 2022 are entitled to vote at the Annual General Meeting. No further registrations of voting rights will be carried out in the period from April 8 to April 12, 2022. Shareholders who are registered with voting rights at April 8, 2022, but who 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 4, 2022 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 access code for the voting website. Shareholders whose registration in the share register with voting rights is made on or after April 5, 2022, 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 11, 2022 and April 7, 2022 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 7, 2022 at the latest. Shareholders may cast their votes remotely by issuing electronic authorizations and instructions to the independent proxy at gvmanager-live.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. on Sunday April 10, 2022.
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 live during the Annual General Meeting via an online platform. Shareholders wishing to ask questions are requested to complete the registration form available with the individual access code under the following link up to but no later than 11.59 p.m. on Sunday April 10, 2022: gvmanager-live.ch/sika. 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 permitted to exercise shareholder rights through the online platform gvmanager-live.ch/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.