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Notice to attend the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders of DDM Holding AG
The shareholders of DDM Holding AG (First North: DDM), (the “Company”), are hereby convened to the 2017 Annual General Meeting (the “AGM”) to be held on Wednesday, 31 May 2017 at 9:00 a.m. CEST, at the offices of Walder Wyss Ltd, Seefeldstr. 123, 8008 Zurich, Switzerland. The doors will open at 8:30 a.m. CEST.
The shareholders are cordially invited to review the various ways to participate at the AGM and cast their vote. Detailed information on this and the agenda items can be found in the attached invitation to the AGM, also available on the Company’s website, http://ddm-group.ch/investors.
The agenda includes a proposal from the Board of Directors to elect Erik Fällström and Andreas Tuczka, representing the new main investor Aldridge EDC Specialty Finance Ltd., as new members of the Board of Directors, each for a term of one year ending after completion of the next annual general shareholders’ meeting. Erik Fällström was the co-founder and former owner of 40% of HOIST Finance, a large European acquirer of consumer non-performing debt. Andreas Tuczka was previously a partner at Lone Star Europe, most recently as Head of European Financial Institutions. For further details, please see the attached invitation to the AGM.
Participation and Voting Rights
Shareholders registered with voting rights in the share register as of the close of business on 22 May 2017, will be authorized to participate and to vote at the AGM. From close of business on 22 May 2017 up to and including 31 May 2017, no entries will be made in the share register which would create a right to vote at the AGM.
Shareholders who wish to participate or be represented at the AGM may either download the registration form via the Company’s website: http://ddm-group.ch/investors or request a physical copy by e-mail to: email@example.com. The registration form should be completed and returned by mail to: Computershare Schweiz AG, General meetings, P.O. Box, 4609 Olten, Switzerland; or by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible and ideally no later than 23 May 2017, but in any case no later than 26 May 2017.
Upon receipt of their registration form shareholders will be provided with an admission card and voting material (including proxy form) for the AGM.
Shareholders (i) whose shares are registered in accordance with the Articles of Association of the Company in a securities register in accordance with the Swedish Financial Instruments Accounts Act (1998:1479) or otherwise in accordance with Swedish law and (ii) who hold such shares through a nominee must, in order to be entitled to attend and vote (in person, representation by proxy or by the Independent Proxy) at the AGM, temporarily register the shares in their own name.
For the shares to be re-registered in time, such shareholders should instruct the nominee that manages the shares well in advance of 22 May 2017 for temporary re-registration, so called voting registration. To ensure their registration in time for the AGM, shareholders are therefore kindly invited to issue instructions to their nominee (custodian bank) as soon as possible.
For the full invitation to the AGM, including a guideline on how to provide the independent proxy with voting instructions, please see the attached PDF-file or visit http://ddm-group.ch/investors.
This is information which DDM Holding AG is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact person set out below, at 08:00 CEST on 10 May 2017.