Notice to participate at the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders of DDM Holding AG
The Swiss Federal Government has declared a “special situation” in Switzerland due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Protecting the health of our shareholders and employees is a priority for us. Therefore, the personal attendance of the shareholders at the annual general shareholders’ meeting (the “AGM”) of DDM Holding AG (First North Growth Market: DDM), (the “Company”) is not possible. This year’s AGM will take place on Thursday 17 September 2020 at 10:00 am CEST at the offices of Walder Wyss Ltd, Seefeldstr. 123, 8008 Zurich.
As a consequence, shareholders can, in line with art. 27 of the Swiss Federal Council’s Third Ordinance on Measures to Combat the Coronavirus, only submit their voting instructions in writing or electronically to the independent proxy. Detailed information on this and the agenda items can be found in the attached invitation to the AGM, also available on the Company’s website, http://ddm-group.ch/investors.
Participation and Voting Rights
Shareholders registered with voting rights in the share register as of the close of business on 4 September 2020, will be authorized to participate exclusively by means of representation by the independent proxy and to vote at the AGM. From close of business on 4 September 2020 up to and including 17 September 2020, no entries will be made in the share register which would create a right to vote at the AGM.Shareholders who wish to participate by means of representation by the independent proxy at the AGM may either download the registration form via our website http://ddm-group.ch/investors or request a physical copy by e-mail to email@example.com. The registration form should be completed and returned by mail or e-mail to the following address: Computershare Schweiz AG, General meetings, P.O. Box, 4601 Olten, Switzerland; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible but in any case no later than 15 September 2020. Upon receipt of their registration form shareholders will be provided with voting material (including proxy form) for the AGM.
Shareholders (i) whose shares are registered in accordance with the Articles of Association of the Company in a securities register in accordance with the Swedish Financial Instruments Accounts Act (1998:1479) or otherwise in accordance with Swedish law and (ii) who hold such shares through a nominee must, in order to be entitled to vote by the independent proxy at the AGM, temporarily register the shares in their own name.
For the shares to be re-registered in time, such shareholders should instruct the nominee that manages the shares well in advance of 4 September 2020 for temporary re-registration, so called voting registration. To ensure their registration in time for the AGM, shareholders are therefore kindly invited to issue instructions to their nominee (custodian bank) as soon as possible.
For the full invitation to the AGM, including a guideline on how to provide the independent proxy with voting instructions, please see the attached PDF-file or visit http://ddm-group.ch/investors.
This is information which DDM Holding AG is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact person set out below, at 09:00 CEST on 27 September 2020.
For more information, please visit DDM’s website at www.ddm-group.ch or contact:
Jörgen Durban, Chairman of the Board
Tel: +41 41 76 614 20
Fredrik Olsson, Chief Financial Officer
Tel: +41 79 331 30 17
DDM Holding AG (Nasdaq First North Growth Market, Stockholm: DDM) is a specialized multinational investor and manager of non-performing loans and special situations. Since 2007, the DDM Group has built a successful platform in Southern, Central and Eastern Europe, having acquired 2.3 million receivables with a nominal value of over EUR 4 billion. DDM Debt AB (publ) (Nasdaq Stockholm: DDM2) is a wholly owned subsidiary of DDM Holding AG. Arctic Securities is DDM Holding AG’s Certified Adviser, e-mail: email@example.com, tel: +46 8 44686100.