Frequently Asked Questions
The Annual General Meeting took place on March 8, 2012, at 10.00 a.m., CET, at the ICM (Internationales Congress Center München), Am Messesee 6, Messegelände, 81829 Munich, Germany.
All shareholders who are entered in the Company’s stock register and have registered for the Annual General Meeting by no later than the end of March 1, 2012 are entitled to participate in the Annual General Meeting. Participation and voting rights are based on the shareholding entered in the stock register on the day of the Annual General Meeting. However please be aware that for organizational reasons, no transfer entries can be made in the Company’s stock register between March 2, 2012 and the day of the Annual General Meeting (both days inclusive).
Your registration must be received no later than March 1, 2012. 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 2012
or to fax number
+49 (0)89 234 955 0153
or to the following e-mail address
- by visiting the following website www.infineon.com/agm
In order to use our Internet site at www.infineon.com/agm, you will need an individual access code. Your individual access code will be sent to you with the Annual General Meeting documents. If you have already registered for electronic delivery of the General Meeting documents in the past, please use the individual access code you have chosen.
Yes, you can obtain up to two admission tickets.
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 registered for electronic delivery of the General Meeting documents in the past, please use the individual access code you have chosen.
Invitations are distributed starting February 8, 2012. If you are an ADR holder you will receive your information package from Deutsche Bank.
All persons who are entered 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 will become 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 registered for electronic delivery of the General Meeting documents 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 independant of your participation or voting in the AGM. Please note, however, that a dividend can only be paid if a majority of shareholders participating in the AGM supports the boards’ proposals.
The Supervisory Board and Management Board propose to pay a dividend of EUR 0.12 per qualifying share. The total amount proposed to be distributed to the shareholders amounts to approximately EUR 130 mio. (the exact amount depends on the number of own shares held by the Company at the time of the calling of the Annual General Meeting).
According to the proposal of the Supervisory Board and Management Board the remaining part of the balance sheet profit will be transferred to other revenue reserves (andere Gewinnrücklagen), thereby strengthening the substance of the Company.
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.
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 6.00 and based upon a dividend of EUR 0.12 per share the dividend yield is 2.00%.
Infineon shares that are in your securities account on the day of the Shareholders´ 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 Shareholders’ Meeting.
Provided that the Shareholders´ Meeting on March 8, 2012, decides a dividend, the payment will be effected on March 9, 2012 (ex dividend date).
The dividend will be credited to your bank account on the payment date. You have to care about nothing.
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.