ElringKlinger postpones AGM due to coronavirus
The impact caused by the global spread of the coronavirus has prompted ElringKlinger to postpone its Annual General Meeting (AGM) originally scheduled for May 19, 2020, to the later date of July 7, 2020. This decision was made with a view to protecting the health of all concerned.
Dettingen/Erms (Germany), March 13, 2020 +++ The coronavirus is spreading around the globe. News headlines are changing daily and protective measures for the respective populations are becoming increasingly comprehensive in the affected countries. Sports events are being canceled, and in some states day-care centers and schools are facing closure. In the German state of Baden-Württemberg, the Ministry of Health this week decreed that events with more than 1,000 participants are to be canceled. It is impossible to rule out that this ban may be extended to events with fewer than 1,000 participants.
Against this background, the Management Board of ElringKlinger AG, in consultation with Chairman of the Supervisory Board Klaus Eberhardt, has decided to postpone the company's AGM, originally scheduled for May 19, 2020, to the later date of July 7, 2020.
"For us at ElringKlinger, commitment to health and responsible action are of paramount importance. With this in mind, we have decided to postpone the event until a date when, based on current knowledge, the period of heightened risk of infection has ended," says CEO of ElringKlinger AG, Dr. Stefan Wolf. "This was a difficult decision for us, but it serves to protect all parties involved. We came to the decision at an early stage in order to provide greater planning certainty for our shareholders as well as service providers and the media."
The International Congress Center Stuttgart in proximity to the airport will also be the venue for the AGM on July 7.