Dialoguing with shareholdersIt's that time of year again: the Annual Shareholders' Meeting of Siemens AG will take place on January 30, 2019. What started after World War II in Frankfurt am Main with about 50 people is today an event for thousands of guests. In the Munich Olympiahalle, members of the Supervisory Board and the Management Board will be answering the questions of their shareholders. Join us on an exciting journey through the history of this annual event.
Frankfurt am Main – First Shareholders' Meeting after World War II
The first Shareholders' Meeting of Siemens & Halske AG after World War II – at the time, still a "special" meeting not held on a regular basis – took place at the end of February 1948 at the company’s Frankfurt office.
The organizers expected "not more than 40-50 persons" to attend, and asked the on-site staff to make sure "that the building is well heated." The sole agenda item was to elect the Supervisory Board – its numbers had been sharply reduced by the war.
A year later, the event was also held in Frankfurt am Main, again as a "special" meeting. One of the proposals by management was that the meeting should declare Munich a company headquarters, in addition to the traditional site in Berlin. The shareholders unanimously adopted a corresponding amendment to the Articles of Association.