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Munich, Germany, 2013-Jan-23
The Annual Shareholders' Meeting of Siemens AG was well attended again this year. Despite wintry conditions, roughly 8,100 shareholders were present in Munich's Olympiahalle at noon on Wednesday. Some 8,800 shareholders attended the annual event last year. A total of about 34,67 percent of Siemens' voting capital was represented at this year's Annual Shareholders' Meeting. More than 15,000 shareholders had ordered tickets for the event, and over 80,000 had exercised their voting rights by proxy or absentee ballot. Many opted for the convenient alternative of participating in the Annual Shareholders' Meeting and exercising or transferring their voting rights via PC.
In the foyer of the Olympiahalle, 16 special exhibits provided shareholders with an insight into topics highlighted in the Siemens Annual Report. One popular attraction was an original model of NASA's Mars rover Curiosity, which – prior to its construction and deployment on the red planet – had been digitally designed and virtually tested using Siemens software. Another major attraction was the world champion Red Bull Racing team's Formula 1 race car, which had also been developed and manufactured with the help of Siemens software. Displayed in the Olympiahalle, exhibits on Siemens' history showed that, from the very beginning, the company's founder Werner von Siemens had been willing to take calculated risks to achieve long-term success. Large numbers of shareholders took advantage of the opportunity to gather information and talk with experts at the exhibits.
A wide array of culinary treats awaited shareholders in the Olympiahalle. About 30,400 sweet and savory snacks and pastries were available as light refreshments, while about 1.15 tons of hot food, including meat patties, Munich Leberkäse and sausages provided more substantial fare. Rounding off the menu were some 6,000 pieces of fruit and 6,400 servings of ice cream. More than 10,000 liters of soft drinks were available to quench shareholders' thirst. A staff of nearly 1,000 ensured that the event ran smoothly.
The Siemens Annual Shareholders' Meeting is the first major event organized by a DAX-listed company to be completely powered by green electricity. Stadtwerke München, Munich's municipal utility company, certifies that 100 percent of its green electricity is generated by hydropower plants. The supply from hydropower sources is reviewed and certified by TÜV SÜD, the German technical inspection association. Stadtwerke München's green energy customers are signaling their support for sustainable environmental management and helping implement this ecofriendly energy strategy.
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Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global powerhouse in electronics and electrical engineering, operating in the fields of industry, energy and healthcare as well as providing infrastructure solutions, primarily for cities and metropolitan areas. For over 165 years, Siemens has stood for technological excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality. The company is the world's largest provider of environmental technologies. Around 40 percent of its total revenue stems from green products and solutions. In fiscal 2012, which ended on September 30, 2012, revenue from continuing operations totaled €78.3 billion and income from continuing operations €4.9 billion (incl. IAS 19R). At the end of September 2012, Siemens had around 370,000 employees worldwide on the basis of continuing operations. Further information is available on the Internet at: www.siemens.com.
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