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To the shareholders of Vestas Wind Systems A/S

 

On Wednesday, 3 April 2019 at 2:00 pm (CET), Vestas Wind Systems A/S will hold the Annual General Meeting at the Concert Hall (Musikhuset) Aarhus, Thomas Jensens Allé, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark.

Electronic communication - register your email address 

Convening notices for Vestas’ general meetings are sent by email. It is therefore important that shareholders sign up for Vestas' email service, if they want to receive convening notices for future general meetings. In the InvestorPortal, shareholders can subscribe to receive convening notices, annual reports, interim financial reports and other shareholder information by email.

Notification of attendance

Deadline for notifying Vestas of attendance was Friday, 29 March 2019. 


Calendar

6 February 2019
Disclosure of the annual report 2018
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19 February 2019
Deadline for requesting a specific matter to be included in the agenda
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27 February 2019
Convening notice for the Annual General Meeting
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27 March 2019
The record date
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29 March 2019
Deadline for notifying Vestas about attendance
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29 March 2019
Deadline for voting by proxy 
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2 April 2019
Deadline for voting by correspondence
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3 April 2019
The Annual General Meeting


Convening

On Wednesday, 3 April 2019 at 2:00 pm (CET), Vestas Wind Systems A/S will hold its Annual General Meeting at the Concert Hall (Musikhuset) Aarhus, Thomas Jensens Allé, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark.


Share capital and voting rights

The share capital is nominally DKK 205,696,003 divided into shares of DKK 1 each and/or any multiples thereof. Each share of DKK 1 carries one vote.

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Share capital and voting rights

Request a specific matter to be included in the agenda

Deadline for the company’s shareholders to submit a written request to the Board of Directors that a specific matter be included in the agenda for the Annual General Meeting is Tuesday, 19 February 2019.


Article 4(6)

“Any shareholder may in writing to the Board of Directors claim a specific matter included in the agenda for the Annual General Meeting. The claim must be submitted not later than six weeks before the date of the Annual General Meeting.”

Article 4(6) of the Articles of association


Record date

The record date is Wednesday, 27 March 2019.  

Shareholders holding shares in the company on the record date are entitled to attend and vote at the Annual General Meeting, including voting by submitting a proxy or a correspondence vote. The shares held by each shareholder at the record date are calculated on the basis of registration of the shareholder’s ownership in the register of shareholders on the record date and notifications about ownership received by the company as of this date for entry into the register of shareholders, but which have not yet been registered in the register of shareholders. 

Furthermore, participation is conditional upon the shareholders having notified Vestas of their attendance. Shareholders wishing to exercise their rights are encouraged to contact their depository bank well in advance of the record date to ensure correct and sufficient registration


Notification of attendance

Deadline for requesting an admission card was Wednesday, 28 March 2018.

Article 6(3)

“Any shareholder who is entitled to attend a General Meeting, ref. Article 6(2), and who wishes to attend a General Meeting or to be represented by proxy, must notify the Company of their attendance no later than three days before the date of the relevant General Meeting. Notification of participation shall not prevent the shareholder from deciding to be represented by proxy after notification has taken place.”

Article 6(3) of the Articles of association


Submission of proxy

Submission of proxy

Shareholders entitled to attend the Annual General Meeting may vote by proxy. As of Wednesday, 27 February 2019, the proxy can be submitted electronically via Vestas' InvestorPortal (requires an electronic access code) or in writing by using the proxy form, which can be downloaded from vestas.com/investor from Wednesday, 27 February 2019. 

Shareholders using the proxy form shall complete the form, sign it and return it in due time to reach VP Investor Services, Weidekampsgade 14, 2300 Copenhagen S, Denmark (email a scanned copy of the form to vpinvestor@vp.dk) not later than on Friday, 29 March 2019.


Vote by correspondence

Shareholders entitled to attend the Annual General Meeting may vote by correspondence.  

As of Wednesday, 27 February 2019, vote by correspondence can be submitted electronically via Vestas' InvestorPortal (requires an electronic access code) or in writing by using the vote by correspondence form, which can be downloaded from vestas.com/investor as from Wednesday, 27 February 2019. 

Shareholders using the vote by correspondence form shall complete the form, sign it and return it in due time to reach VP Investor Services, Weidekampsgade 14, 2300 Copenhagen S, Denmark (email a scanned copy of the form to vpinvestor@vp.dk) not later than on Tuesday, 2 April 2019 at 12:00 am (CET).

Article 6(4) 

“… Shareholders entitled to attend a general meeting, ref. article 6(2) of the articles of association, may also vote by correspondence. Votes by correspondence must be made in writing and be received by the Company not later than on the day before the General Meeting.”

Article 6(4) of the Articles of association


Questions and answers

If you have any questions before the Annual General Meeting, please send an email.


When and where will Vestas' Annual General Meeting take place?
Vestas' Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday, 3 April 2019 at 2:00 p.m. (CET) at the Concert Hall (Musikhuset) Aarhus, Thomas Jensens Allé, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark.




Size of the share capital and shareholders’ voting rights

Size of the share capital
The company’s share capital is nominally DKK 215,496,947 divided into shares of DKK 1 each and/or any multiples thereof. Each share of DKK 1 carries one vote.

  • Number of shares: 205,696,003
  • Number of votes: 205,696,003 
     

Shareholders' voting rights     
The right of a shareholder to attend a general meeting and to vote is determined relative to the shares held by the shareholder at the record date. The record date is one week before the general meeting.

The shares held by each shareholder at the record date are calculated on the basis of registration of the shareholder's ownership in the register of shareholders and notifications about ownership received by the company for entry, but which have not yet been registered in the register of shareholders.