Good corporate governance requires an efficient cooperation between the management and the Supervisory Board on the basis of mutual trust.
The legal form of the Company is that of a German stock corporation (Aktiengesellschaft – AG). Its corporate bodies provided for by statutory law are the General Meeting, the Management Board and the Supervisory Board.
Structure of Fresenius Medical Care AG
The Supervisory Board advises and supervises the business activities as conducted by the Management Board. It is involved in strategy and planning as well as all matters of fundamental importance for the Company.
The shareholders of the Company exercise their rights and voting powers in the General Meeting. The share capital of Fresenius Medical Care AG is divided exclusively into ordinary shares. Each share of Fresenius Medical Care AG entitles the holder to one vote at the General Meeting.
Shareholders can exercise their voting rights at the General Meeting, by proxy via a representative of their choice or by a Company-nominated proxy acting on their instructions. Proxy voting instructions to a Company nominee can be issued before and during the Annual General Meeting until the end of the general debate.