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Partners Group Holding AG will hold its annual general meeting of shareholders (AGM) on 6 May 2010 at 4 pm at the Partners Group head office, Zugerstrasse 57, 6341 Baar-Zug. All shareholders registered as of 9 April 2010 will receive the invitation to the AGM by post.
Baar-Zug, 13 April 2010
The board of directors proposes the following agenda items to shareholders:
- Approval annual report 2009
Presentation of the annual report 2009 and the group as well as statutory auditor's reports; the board of directors proposes the approval of the annual report 2009, the consolidated financial statements and the statutory financial statements.
- Use and allocation of earnings
The board of directors proposes a dividend payment of CHF 4.50 per share on 14 May 2010. The shares will be traded ex dividend as of 10 May 2010.
- Management compensation report
The board of directors proposes the approval of the management compensation report. The annual general meeting shall vote on whether this vote is carried through in aggregate or individually.
- Share buyback and capital reduction
The board of directors proposes:
The board of directors is authorized to repurchase own shares by way of a public share buyback program via a second trading line at the SIX Swiss Exchange, in an amount of up to 10% of the share and voting capital, within a period of three years as from 6 May 2010. These repurchased shares shall be cancelled. The actual amount of the share buyback shall be determined by the capital freely available to the company and in light of the market situation, according to the discretion of the board of directors. The necessary amendment of the articles of association (reduction of share capital) will be proposed to future general shareholders' meetings.
- Amendment of the articles of association (Federal Intermediated Securities Act)
The board of directors proposes that the necessary changes resulting from the implementation of the new Federal Intermediated Securities Act (Bucheffektengesetz) that came into effect on 1 January 2010 be made to the articles of association.
- Discharge of the board of directors and the executive board
The board of directors proposes that discharge be granted to the members of the board of directors and the members of the executive board for their activities during the financial year 2009.
- Elections to the board of directors
The board of directors proposes that Alfred Gantner and Dr. Peter Wuffli be re-elected to the board of directors for further terms of three years each.
- Election of the group and statutory auditors
The board of directors proposes that KPMG AG, Zurich, be re-elected in both functions for a further term of one year.