At the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting, shareholders approved the proposal of the Supervisory and Managing Boards to postpone the ratification of the acts of former Managing Board members Rudi Lamprecht, Jürgen Radomski, Uriel J. Sharef and Klaus Wucherer due to the allegations against them. The acts of the remaining members of the Managing and Supervisory Boards in fiscal 2008 were ratified as proposed.
The shareholders also approved the appointment of the auditing firm Ernst & Young as independent auditors for Siemens’ annual and consolidated financial statements for fiscal 2009 as well as for the audit review of the financial statements and interim report for the first half of fiscal 2009. As a result of this decision, Ernst & Young will replace KPMG as independent auditors.
The results of all votes taken at Siemens’ Annual Shareholders’ Meeting are available at www.siemens.com/agm.