Annual General Meeting

Our Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held on May 12, 2010, in Frankfurt am Main. Approximately 88% of the ordinary share capital and about 62% of the preference share capital were represented at the meeting. Those shareholders unable to attend the AGM were able to listen to the speech of the Chairman of the Management Board, which is broadcast live over the Internet in the "Investor Relations" section of our website, see "Annual General Meeting" at In addition, shareholders were able to have their voting rights exercised by proxy, or, in line with the recommendation in the Code, by a voting representative appointed by Fresenius SE.

At the AGM on May 12, 2010, a majority of 98% of the ordinary shareholders and a majority of 94% of the preference shareholders voted in favor of the conversion of the preference shares into ordinary shares in combination with a change of Fresenius SE's legal form into a partnership limited by shares (KGaA). The resolved measures became effective with their entry into the Commercial Register in Bad Homburg on January 28, 2011. For further details, please refer to Capital, Shareholders, Articles of Association.

With a majority of more than 99%, the shareholders also approved the proposal of the Management and Supervisory Boards to increase the dividend for 2009 by 7%. Ordinary shareholders received a dividend of €0.75 per share (2008: €0.70), while preference shareholders received a dividend of €0.76 per share (2008: €0.71). Other passed resolutions included the approval of the compensation system for the members of the Management Board for fiscal year 2010.

Documents and information on the Annual General Meeting are available on our website at, see Investor Relations - Annual General Meeting.

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