Annual General Meeting

Frequently asked questions

Given the COVID-19 pandemic, LEONI AG’s Board of Directors has, with the Supervisory Board’s approval, decided to hold our 2020 Annual General Meeting as a virtual annual general meeting to protect shareholders, staff, service providers and other visitors. We have summarised for you in the following questions and answers what that means exactly and what the consequences are for shareholders.

If you have any other questions, please contact us at invest@leoni.com.

General information and directions

What is a virtual annual general meeting?

The term “virtual annual general meeting” means an AGM without the physical presence of shareholders or their proxies at the event venue. Legislation enacted on 27 March 2020 provided this option. While shareholders’ right to be physically present at the virtual meeting is precluded, the online options for following the meeting will be broadened. Previously, it was mandatory in Germany for annual general meetings to be held as attended events, which applied even if an online service for the meeting was offered. During the present COVID-19 pandemic, however, holding such an attended event would have entailed infection risks, which must be avoided. To nevertheless make it possible to hold annual general meetings, the government at short notice enacted a law on measures under company, cooperative association, club, foundation and residential property law on combating the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, known hereinafter as the “COVID-19 Act”, that permits holding this year’s annual general meetings on a virtual basis without the presence of shareholders. It will unfortunately not be possible to personally participate at the venue of our Annual General Meeting this year.

When will the Annual General Meeting of LEONI AG take place?

Our virtual Annual General Meeting will take place on Thursday, 23 July 2020, 10:00 hours (CEST).

How can I participate in the Annual General Meeting?

As a shareholder, you can follow the entire Annual General Meeting via our AGM online service at www.leoni.com/en/agm2020/ or directly at netvote.leoni.com. This is conditional on having registered for the Annual General Meeting by 16 July 2020, 24:00 hours (CEST) (time of receipt). You can furthermore submit your questions to us by 20 July 2020, 24:00 hours (CEST) and exercise your voting rights also during the Annual General Meeting until voting begins.

The presentation and speech by our CEO, Mr Aldo Kamper, on the day of the Annual General Meeting will be broadcast live on the internet at www.leoni.com/de/agm2020/ from approximately 11:00 hours. A recording of the speech will subsequently be available there.

How long will the Annual General Meeting take?

The end of the Annual General Meeting cannot be anticipated at present as this depends on the progress of the meeting and the number of questions submitted in advance.

Invitation and registration

How can I participate in the Annual General Meeting?

Shareholders of LEONI AG are entitled to participate in the Annual General Meeting of LEONI AG and to exercise their rights to ask questions and vote if they have registered for the Annual General Meeting by Thursday, 16 July 2020, 24:00 hours (CEST) at the latest and are at the time of the Annual General Meeting recorded in the share register for the shares they registered. Attendance in person at the virtual Annual General Meeting is, however, unfortunately precluded.

What can I do if I have not received an invitation to the Annual General Meeting?

The last day on which invitation documents are dispatched will be 9 July 2020. If you, as a shareholder, have not received an invitation, please contact us

by post to
Aktionärsservice der LEONI AG, Postfach 1460,
61365 Friedrichsdorf,

phone (0800 5600 484 (domestic, toll free) or +49 (0) 6196 8870 703 (international)
from Monday to Friday (except on holidays) between 8:00 and 18:00 hours (CEST),

fax +49 69 2222-34290

or this e-mail address: leoni.hv@linkmarketservices.de.

How and until when can I register for the Annual General Meeting?

Please register by latest Thursday, 16 July 2020, 24:00 hours (CEST) to participate in the Annual General Meeting. Details are contained in the invitation letter that will be sent to you by post or email from 25 June 2020.

You can register by post to

LEONI AG, Aktionärsservice,
Postfach 1460, 61365 Friedrichsdorf

or via fax number +49 69 2222-34290

or by email to leoni.hv@linkmarketservices.de

or, subject to its technical availability, electronically from 25 June 2020 via our website at www.leoni.com/en/agm2020/ or directly at netvote.leoni.com.

Can I also register electronically via the internet?

Yes. You have the option to register yourself electronically via the internet. Our AGM online service will be available from 25 June 2020 at www.leoni.com/en/agm2020/ or directly at netvote.leoni.com. You will receive the shareholder number required for access and your individual access number together with your invitation. More information can be found on the registration and power of proxy form as well as on the above-mentioned web page.

If you register via the internet, you can cast your postal vote, issue a power of proxy or authorisation & instruction to the proxies provided by the Company. Instructions can be amended electronically via the AGM online service until immediately before voting at the virtual Annual General Meeting on 23 July 2020 begins.

In addition, our AGM online service provides you with a function for asking questions, submitting statements on the agenda and for entering an objection for the notary public’s record.

Where do I find the documents required for the Annual General Meeting?

At the same time as the convening and agenda is published in the Federal Gazette, you will find the documents to be made accessible, possible shareholder motions as well as other information related to the Annual General Meeting on our web page at www.leoni.com/en/agm2020/.

Documents to be made accessible can also be viewed during the Annual General Meeting in our AGM online service.

The current Annual Report can be viewed at www.leoni.com/en/agm2020/ or requested in PDF format via info@leoni.com.

What rights do I have as a shareholder in connection with the Annual General Meeting?

You will find explanation of key shareholder rights in connection with the Annual General Meeting here.

Right to ask questions, power of proxy and instructions, voting

How can I ask questions?

Although you as a shareholder need not be given any right to request information at the Annual General Meeting in line with Section 131 (1) of the German Stock Corporation Act, you have, under the COVID-19 Act, the opportunity to ask questions by means of electronic communication (Section 1 (2) sentence 1, no. 3 of the COVID-19 Act). This does entail any right to a reply.

Questions from shareholders registered for the Annual General Meeting can be submitted to the Company via the personal AGM online service at www.leoni.com/en/agm2020/ or directly at netvote.leoni.com by Monday, 20 July 2020, 24:00 hours (CEST).

Can I be represented by proxy at the Annual General Meeting and issue such authorisation as well as instructions in advance?

Shareholders can be represented at the Annual General Meeting by the company's proxies. You furthermore have the option of being represented by another authorised party, e.g. a bank, a shareholder association or any other third party and have your voting right exercised by such proxy.

Such proxies may not participate by physical presence at the virtual Annual General Meeting either. They may therefore exercise the voting rights of the shareholders they represent only by means of postal voting or by granting (sub-)authorisations to the proxies appointed by the Company in accordance with the respective, corresponding rules. Use of the personal AGM online service by proxies is predicated on the proxy having received from the principal the access data sent with the registration documents for the Annual General Meeting. Use of the personal access data by the proxy simultaneously qualifies as proof of authorisation.

Authorisations and instructions to proxies appointed by the company may be issued, amended or revoked in text form by using the instruction form intended for this purpose by Wednesday, 22 July 2020, 24:00 hours (CEST) and sending it to:

LEONI AG, Aktionärsservice,
Postfach 1460, 61365 Friedrichsdorf

or by fax: +49 69 2222-34290

or by email: leoni.hv@linkmarketservices.de

The proxies appointed by the Company can also be authorised electronically by using the personal AGM online service at www.leoni.com/en/agm2020/ or directly at netvote.leoni.com. The personal AGM online service will also be available for issuing authorisations and instructions to the proxies appointed by the Company, for revoking them or amending instructions during the virtual Annual General Meeting until voting begins.

Can I also cast my vote by post?

Postal votes can be sent to the Company by either post, fax or email, or cast via the personal AGM online service. Shareholders will be sent a postal voting form together with their registration documents to cast their votes in text form. The postal voting form can also be accessed online at www.leoni.com/en/agm2020/ and will be sent to shareholders on request.

Postal votes in text form may be submitted, amended or revoked by latest Wednesday, 22 July 2020, 24:00 hours (CEST) and addressed to:

LEONI AG, Aktionärsservice,
Postfach 1460, 61365 Friedrichsdorf

or by fax: +49 69 2222-34290

or by email: leoni.hv@linkmarketservices.de

Postal votes can also be submitted, amended or revoked via the personal AGM online service at www.leoni.com/en/agm2020/ or directly at netvote.leoni.com. The personal AGM online service will also be available for casting postal votes as well as amending or revoking them during the Annual General Meeting until voting begins.

Are the voting results published?

The voting results are published after the Annual General Meeting on LEONI AG’s website at www.leoni.com/en/agm2020/.

How can I submit countermotions, nominations and statements on the agenda?

Shareholders can submit countermotions against proposals by the Board of Directors and/or the Supervisory Board regarding particular items on the agenda as well as nominations to elect Supervisory Board members or appoint auditors prior to the Annual General Meeting by Wednesday, 8 July 2020, 24:00 hours (CEST). Such motions (along with their explanation) and election nominations must be addressed exclusively to:

LEONI AG
Corporate Investor Relations
Marienstrasse 7
90402 Nuremberg

or by fax: +49 911 2023-10134

or by email to: hv2020@leoni.com

Statements on the agenda should quote the name and shareholder number and be sent by latest Monday, 20 July 2020 by 24:00 hours (CEST) in text form to the address, fax number or email address stated above.

How can I enter an objection for the notary public’s record?

Registered shareholders have the option via the personal AGM online service at www.leoni.com/en/agm2020/ or directly at netvote.leoni.com on the day of the AGM to enter an objection for the notary public’s record.

Other questions

Will the Annual General Meeting be broadcast as a video and/or audio recording?

The speech given by the CEO of LEONI AG can be accessed live on the internet via LEONI AG’s website at www.leoni.com/en/agm2020/ and will be available there as a recording after the Annual General Meeting. Shareholders can follow the entire Annual General Meeting via the AGM online service at netvote.leoni.com.

With which browser can I use the AGM online service?

You will require a browser that can run 256 Bit SSL encryption. We recommend Mozilla Firefox or Microsoft’s Internet Explorer from version 6.0. To check your current version, please open the Netscape browser or Internet Explorer. Then click on the question mark in the menu bar at the top edge of your screen and there on Info. Your screen will now show a new window with the details of the version and encryption.

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