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Siemens invites shareholders to 2023 Annual Shareholders’ Meeting and proposes three new Supervisory Board members

Siemens AG Annual Shareholders' Meeting 2022

Annual Shareholders' Meeting 2022

“For 2023, we have decided to host our annual shareholders’ meeting as a virtual event. The new legal framework provides us with the opportunity to integrate our shareholders as active participants and apply one of the major advantages of in‑person shareholder meetings to the virtual format. We’re also enabling more people to take part. Both aspects are very important to us,” said Jim Hagemann Snabe, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Siemens AG.
“I’m very happy that the new virtual format provides our shareholders inside and outside Germany an easy way to actively participate in our Annual Shareholders’ Meeting,” said Roland Busch, President and CEO of Siemens AG.
Three new members proposed for Supervisory Board
Upon completion of the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting, the regular term of office for seven Supervisory Board members will end. Their successors are, in turn, to be elected to four-year terms of office. Three new candidates are being proposed to the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting as Supervisory Board members: 
Dr. Regina E. Dugan (59), President and CEO of Wellcome Leap Inc., with headquarters in Culver City, California, USA; Keryn Lee James (54), Chair of the Board of Directors of OPUS Talent Solutions and former CEO of the ERM Group, with headquarters in London, UK; and Martina Merz (59), CEO of thyssenkrupp AG, with headquarters in Essen, Germany. Michael Diekmann, Dr. Norbert Reithofer und Baroness Nemat Shafik will leave the Supervisory Board at the end of their term of office.
“By bringing Dr. Regina E. Dugan, Keryn Lee James and Martina Merz on board, we are gaining three outstanding individuals with international leadership experience and a profound understanding of technology. They underscore the importance of diversity, digitalization and sustainability for the Supervisory Board. With their broad range of expertise, they will support Siemens’ development as a world-leading technology company,” said Jim Hagemann Snabe. 
Martina Merz is a German mechanical engineer who has been CEO of thyssenkrupp AG since October 1, 2019. From 1985 to 2002, she held a variety of management positions at Robert Bosch GmbH. In 2002, she moved to Brose Fahrzeugteile as Executive Vice President Closure Systems Division, and she returned to Bosch in 2005. In 2012, she took on leadership of Chassis Brakes International as CEO. From 2015 to 2019, Martina Merz was an independent business consultant as well as a member of supervisory boards at, among other companies, Lufthansa AG and AB Volvo. In 2018, she was elected a member of the Supervisory Board of thyssenkrupp AG, and she was appointed Chair of that Supervisory Board in 2019. As CEO of thyssenkrupp AG, Martina Merz is an experienced leader with core competencies in areas such as technology, sustainability and transformation.
Dr. Regina E. Dugan is a business executive, inventor, technology developer and former public official from the U.S. She has been President and CEO of Wellcome Leap Inc. since 2020. She was the first female director of the U.S. government’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), where she initially worked as a program manager from 1996 to 2000 and later served as director from 2009 to 2012. After leaving DARPA in March 2012, she was first appointed to a leadership position as Senior Vice President, Technology at Motorola Mobility in 2012, and in 2014 she became Vice President of Engineering, Advanced Technology and Projects at Alphabet. In 2016, Dr. Regina E. Dugan moved to Meta as Vice President, Engineering. In May 2020, she became President and CEO of Wellcome Leap Inc. Her broad international experience enables her to contribute competencies in areas that include, among other things, technology, sustainability and transformation.
Keryn Lee James has more than 30 years of experience in the environmental and sustainability consulting industry and has held leadership positions in, among other places, Australia, the UK and the Asia-Pacific region. She has been Chair of the Board of Directors of OPUS Talent Solutions since 2022. Previously, Keryn Lee James was CEO of one of the world’s leading sustainability consulting companies, ERM Group, and she led a global team in order to shape a sustainable future with the world’s leading organizations. From 2018 to 2021, Keryn Lee James served as a member of the Executive Committee of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). Since 2022 she has been Trustee / Board Manager at the Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet (GEAPP) in London, UK. The focal points of Keryn Lee James’ competencies are in such areas as technology, sustainability and transformation. 
In addition, the following four Supervisory Board members have been proposed for reelection: Dr. Werner Brandt (Chairman of the Supervisory Board of RWE AG; Bad Homburg, Germany), Benoît Potier (Chairman of the Board of Directors of ĽAir Liquide S.A.; Paris, France), Dr. Nathalie von Siemens (member of supervisory boards; Munich, Germany) and Matthias Zachert (Chairman of the Board of Management of LANXESS AG; Cologne, Germany). 
Dividend proposal and live video connection
The Annual Shareholders’ Meeting will also vote on, among other things, the dividend for fiscal 2022. The Supervisory and Managing Boards are proposing to the Annual Shareholders Meeting that the dividend be increased to €4.25 from the prior-year level of €4.00. This proposal reflects Siemens’ outstanding performance in fiscal 2022 and the company’s strong confidence in its future development. With an increase of the dividend to €4.25 and a corresponding dividend yield of 4.2 percent, Siemens continues to be a highly attractive investment.
During the general debate at the upcoming Annual Shareholders’ Meeting, shareholders may connect per video to give an address or ask questions. They do not need to submit their questions in advance. In addition, the main content of the speeches to the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting given by the Supervisory Board Chairman and the President and CEO will be published online in advance of the event (publication expected by no later than February 1, 2023). As a result, shareholders will be in a better position to prepare for the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting and to state their positions on these points if desired. Before the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting, shareholders have until February 3, 2023, to submit statements electronically in text form per e-mail to express their opinions on the topics that are on the agenda.
For more information, please see the Notice of Annual Shareholders’ Meeting, which was published today and is available at

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Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a technology company focused on industry, infrastructure, transport, and healthcare. From more resource-efficient factories, resilient supply chains, and smarter buildings and grids, to cleaner and more comfortable transportation as well as advanced healthcare, the company creates technology with purpose adding real value for customers. By combining the real and the digital worlds, Siemens empowers its customers to transform their industries and markets, helping them to transform the everyday for billions of people. Siemens also owns a majority stake in the publicly listed company Siemens Healthineers, a globally leading medical technology provider shaping the future of healthcare. In addition, Siemens holds a minority stake in Siemens Energy, a global leader in the transmission and generation of electrical power.
In fiscal 2022, which ended on September 30, 2022, the Siemens Group generated revenue of €72.0 billion and net income of €4.4 billion. As of September 30, 2022, the company had around 311,000 employees worldwide. Further information is available on the Internet at
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