The convocation states:
the subjects to be discussed;
the place and time of the general meeting;
the procedure for participation in the general meeting and the exercise of voting rights in person or by proxy.
Extraordinary general meetings shall be held as often as the Board of Directors deems this necessary.
An item proposed by one or more shareholders having the right thereto according to applicable law, will be included in the convocation or announced in the same manner, provided the company receives such substantiated request or a proposal for a resolution in writing no later than the sixtieth day prior to the day of the meeting.
The general meetings will be chaired by the Lead Non-Executive Director, or, in his absence, by a non-executive director appointed by the Board of Directors; if the Lead Non-Executive Director is absent and no other non-executive director of the Board of Directors has been appointed in his place, an executive director of the Board of Directors may chair the meeting, and if no executive director of the Board Directors is present, the general meeting shall appoint the chairman.
Minutes shall be kept of the items dealt with at the general meeting.
The minutes shall be adopted by the chairman and the company secretary and shall be signed by them in witness thereof.
The chairman of the meeting as well as any member of the Board of Directors may at all times commission the drawing up of a notarial record of the meeting at the company's expense.
The chairman shall decide on all disputes with regard to voting, admitting people and, in general the procedure at the meeting, insofar as this is not provided for by law or the articles of association.
Each shareholder, as well as each other person with voting rights and/or meeting rights, is entitled, in person or through an attorney authorized in writing for the specific meeting, or by proxy, to attend the general meeting, to address the meeting and, in the event the shareholder is entitled to the voting rights, to exercise the voting rights.
The Board of Directors may resolve that for the application of the provision in paragraph 1, persons with voting rights and/or meeting rights are considered to be those persons who (i) on a date determined by the Board of Directors (the 'record date') are persons with voting rights and/or meeting rights with respect to a share, and (ii) are registered in (a) register(s) determined by the Board of Directors (the 'register'), provided that (iii) that person with voting rights and/or meeting rights gave notice to the company of his intention to attend the general meeting,