Avantium

Convocation notice



You are hereby cordially invited to attend the annual general meeting (AGM) of Avantium N.V. (Avantium or Company) to be held on Wednesday, 16 May 2018 at 10.00 CEST.

The venue of the AGM shall be Euronext Amsterdam, Beursplein 5, 1012 JW Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Agenda

  1. Opening

  2. Report of the management board for the financial year 2017

  3. Annual accounts 2017
    1. Implementation of the remuneration policy in financial year 2017
    2. Adoption of the annual accounts 2017 (voting item)

  4. Discharge
    1. Discharge from liability of members of the management board for the performance of their duties in financial year 2017 (voting item)
    2. Discharge from liability of members of the supervisory board for the performance of their duties in financial year 2017 (voting item)

  5. Appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers Accountants N.V. as external auditor (voting item)

  6. Composition of the supervisory board: re-appointment of Mr. D.J. Lucquin (voting item)

  7. Powers of the management board
    1. Extension of the period during which the management board is authorised to issue (rights to) shares, subject to approval by the supervisory board (voting item)
    2. Extension of the period during which the management board is authorised to limit or exclude pre-emptive rights of shareholders, subject to approval by the supervisory board (voting item)

  8. Authorisation of the management board to have the Company repurchase shares, subject to approval by the supervisory board (voting item)

  9. Any other business

  10. Closing

Meeting documents
The agenda and explanatory notes thereto and the annual report 2017 are available on the Company’s website https://www.avantium.com/investor-relations/shareholders-information/ as from today. These documents are also available for inspection at the office address at Zekeringstraat 29 at Amsterdam, the Netherlands and at ING Bank N.V. (Foppingadreef 7, location code TRC 02.039, 1102 BD Amsterdam, the Netherlands, e-mail address: iss.pas@ing.nl), where copies may be obtained free of charge.

Attending the meeting and voting

Record Date
Persons will be entitled to attend and vote at the AGM, provided they (i) are registered as a shareholder of Avantium N.V. on Wednesday 18 April 2018, after processing of all settlements of that date (the “Record Date”) in one of the sub-registers designated by the management board. The subregisters designated for holders of book-entry shares are the registers administered by the intermediaries (as referred to in the Securities Giro Act (Wet giraal effectenverkeer)), indicating who is entitled to such shares on the Record Date and (ii) were registered, as described below. The register designated for holders of registered shares is the Company’s register of shareholders (as referred to in Article 5 of the articles of association) on the Record Date.

Registration for attending the AGM
Shareholders who either in person or by proxy wish to attend the AGM, have to register for the meeting before Wednesday 9 May 2018, 17:30 CEST as follows.

Shareholders can register via the ING EVO Platform: https://ing.evo-platform.com/avantium. This platform is available from 18 April 2018, after 18.00 CEST, until 9 May 2018, 17.30 CEST, or via their intermediary where their shares are administered. The intermediaries must provide ING Bank N.V. no later than Wednesday 9 May 2018, 17.30 CEST with an electronic statement that includes the number of shares held by the relevant Shareholder on the Record Date and the number of shares which have been applied for registration. Upon registration, ING will issue a registration certificate for each Shareholder via the relevant intermediaries that serves as admission ticket for the AGM.

Holders of registered shares who wish to attend the meeting or exercise their voting rights at the meeting by written or electronic proxy may apply in writing until Wednesday 9 May 2018, before 17.30 CEST to ING Bank N.V. at the address mentioned above confirming that the number of shares registered in the relevant shareholders’ name were and shall continue to be registered in their name up to and including the Record Date. The acknowledgment of receipt provided is to be used as an admission card for the meeting and must be produced at the registration desk upon arrival at the venue at the day of the meeting.

Voting by proxy
Shareholders registered in accordance with the procedure stated above, who wish to have themselves represented at the AGM may give voting instructions electronically via the ING EVO platform: https://ing.evo-platform.com/avantium available from 18 April 2018, after 18.00 CEST, and no later than Wednesday 9 May 2018, 17.30 CEST. Shareholders registered in accordance with the procedure stated above, who wish to have themselves represented at the AGM by another person may for that purpose also use a physical form of power of attorney which can be found on the company’s website - https://www.avantium.com/investor-relations/shareholders-information/ and is also attached as Annex I hereto. The duly completed and executed power of attorney must be received by ING Bank N.V. Issuer Services, location TRC 02.039, Foppingadreef 7, 1102 BD Amsterdam, the Netherlands (e-mail: iss.pas@ing.nl, fax: +31 20 5636959) no later than Wednesday, 9 May 2018, 17.30 CEST.

Admission to the AGM
Registration for admission to the AGM will take place on the day of the meeting from 9:30 CEST until the start of the AGM at 10:00 CEST. After this time, registration for admission is no longer possible. Persons entitled to attend the AGM must present a valid administration ticket for the AGM and may be asked for identification prior to being admitted and are therefore requested to carry a valid identity document.

Amsterdam, 3 April 2018
On behalf of the Management Board of Avantium N.V.

Message details

Sub-group Equities
Issuer Avantium
Category Meeting
ISIN NL0012047823
Symbol AVTX
Securities name Ordinary shares
Publication date April 5 2018

Downloads

Agenda and Explanatory notes.pdf

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