Frequently Asked Questions

The Annual General Meeting will take place on February 18, 2016, at 10.00 a.m., CET, at the ICM (Internationales Congress Center München), Am Messesee 6, Messegelände, 81829 Munich, Germany.

All shareholders who are recorded in the Company’s stock register and have registered for the Annual General Meeting by no later than the end of February 11, 2016 are entitled to participate in the Annual General Meeting. Participation and voting rights are based on the shareholding recorded in the stock register on the day of the Annual General Meeting. However, please be aware that for procedural reasons, there is a so-called entry freeze (Technical Record Date) between February 12, 2016 and the day of the Annual General Meeting (both days inclusive) and no entries can be made in the Company’s stock register during that time. Registering for the AGM, however, does not cause shares to be blocked, so shareholders can continue to make use of their shares without restriction after registration and irrespective of the entry freeze.

Your registration must be received no later than February 11, 2016. We cannot consider notices of attendance received after that date.

Registrations for the Annual General Meeting may be submitted in text form.

  • to the following address
    Infineon Hauptversammlung 2016
    c/o Computershare Operations Center
    80249 Munich
    Germany,

    or to the fax number
    +49 (0)89 30903-74681

    or to the following e-mail address
    hv2016@infineon.com

or

In order to use our Internet site at www.infineon.com/agm, you will need your shareholder number and an individual access code. Your individual access code will be sent to you with the Annual General Meeting documents. If you have already changed your individual access code in the Internet service in the past, please use the individual access code you have chosen.

You may use our Internet site to register for the Annual General Meeting, cast your votes by mail ballot or appoint a proxy and issue voting instructions. Please use your shareholder number and individual access code to access our Internet site. Your individual access code will be sent to you with the Annual General Meeting documents. If you have already changed your individual access code in the Internet service in the past, please use the individual access code you have chosen.

Invitations are distributed starting January 20, 2016. If you are an ADR holder you will receive your information package from Citibank.

All persons who are recorded in the Company’s stock register are entitled to participate in the Annual General Meeting. If the shares are sold, the seller will presumably be deleted from the stock register by the day of the Annual General Meeting and will therefore no longer be authorized to participate. If an admission ticket has already been issued, it becomes invalid.

Please fill in the "change of address" coupon on the back of the letter accompanying the Notice of Annual General Meeting or submit changes via our Internet site. To use our Internet site, please use your shareholder number and individual access code. Your individual access code will be sent to you with the Annual General Meeting documents. If you have already changed your individual access code in the Internet service in the past, please use the individual access code you have chosen. In any case, you should also contact your depositary bank.

No. Your entitlement is independent of your participation or voting in the Annual General Meeting. Please note, however, that a dividend can only be paid if a majority of shareholders participating in the Annual General Meeting supports the boards’ proposals.

The AGM has approved the payment of a dividend of EUR 0.20 per qualifying share for the 2015 fiscal year. The total amount distributed to the shareholders amounts to approximately EUR 225 mio. (the exact amount depends on the number of own shares held by the Company – which do not qualify for a dividend – at the time of the Annual General Meeting).

According to the proposal of the Supervisory Board and Management Board the amount remaining after the dividend payment will be transferred to other revenue reserves (andere Gewinnrücklagen).

Due to Infineon’s previous tax balance sheet losses, a dividend payment will be drawn from the contributions account for tax purposes. Hence, Infineon is not required to deduct and remit investment income tax or a solidarity surcharge on dividend payments from the contributions account for tax purposes. A dividend can thus in principle be paid to German shareholders gross with no tax deduction irrespective of whether the shareholder is a natural person or an institutional investor.

For a German investor, the dividend represents a return on capital that is tax-free in principle and merely reduces the original cost of the shares. If the original cost have been reduced to nil by aggregate dividends from the contribution account, any dividend amounts in excess are treated as capital gain. The determination of the respective tax consequences follows the general tax regulations as applicable in respect to the tax status of the shareholder. For shares acquired after 31.12.2008, the domestic depositary bank will deduct the flat rate tax on the amount of the dividend, which is treated as capital gain for tax purposes.

The dividend is also in principle paid gross with no tax deduction to shareholders outside Germany. However, it is not possible to make any generally applicable statement on taxation in specific countries of residence.

Our shareholders are too many and too variable in their circumstances for us to be able to provide any reliable general information on taxation and you are therefore requested to contact your tax advisor for specific details.

This depends on the share price. Relative to an assumed share price of EUR 12.00 and based upon a dividend of EUR 0.20 per share the dividend yield is appr. 1.67%.

All Infineon shares that are in your securities account on the day of the Annual General Meeting that decides upon the proposed dividend qualify for a dividend.

The decisive accounts are those of Infineon Technologies AG, which have been prepared in accordance with the German Commercial Code (HGB). The balance sheet profit (Bilanzgewinn) shown there is subject to the resolution of the Annual General Meeting.

Provided that the Annual General Meeting on February 18, 2016, decides a dividend, the payment will be effected on February 19, 2016 (ex dividend date).

The dividend will be credited to your bank account on the payment date. You do not have to provide for any specific arrangements.

Please contact your personal/custodian bank.

Normally the shareholder’s bank draws up a statement of the dividend paid and informs its customer accordingly. Infineon does not notify the shareholders.

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