Rocket Internet SE: Annual General Meeting 2017
02 JUNE 2017, BERLIN
SummaryProposals approved with a majority of at least 79.53 % // Christopher H. Young joined Supervisory Board // Shareholder discharged Supervisory Board and Management Board
Rocket Internet SE (ISIN DE000A12UKK6) today held its Annual General Meeting in Berlin. The Annual General Meeting approved all items on the agenda in accordance with the proposals made by the Management and Supervisory Board or the Supervisory Board with a majority of at least 79.53 %.
Napoleon L. Nazareno has resigned from the Supervisory Board with effect as from the end of the Annual General Meeting. The Annual General Meeting appointed Christopher H. Young as a new member of the Supervisory Board. Mr. Young serves as Chief Financial Officer of First Pacific Company, an investment and management company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
Prof. Dr. Marcus Englert, Prof. Dr. h.c. Roland Berger, Norbert Lang and Prof. Dr. Joachim Schindler have been re-elected as members of the Supervisory Board. The size of the Supervisory Board was reduced from 9 to 8 members as suggested. Dr. Martin Enderle’s mandate ended at the end of the Annual General Meeting without a replacement. Mr. Enderle will remain part of the Rocket Internet network as he got appointed as member of the Supervisory Board of Delivery Hero.
The shareholders discharged the members of the Supervisory Board and the Management Board for the financial year 2016.
Oliver Samwer, CEO Rocket Internet: ”We remain committed to creating sustainable value for our shareholders and are grateful for the confidence and support. In 2017, our main focus remains unchanged and lies on further growth and improving profitability of our selected companies."
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About Rocket Internet
Rocket Internet incubates and invests in Internet companies with proven business models. It provides operational support to its companies and helps them scale internationally. Rocket Internet focuses predominantly on four industry sectors of online and mobile retail and services that make up a significant share of consumer spending: Food & Groceries, Fashion, General Merchandise and Home & Living. Rocket Internet’s selected companies are active in a large number of countries around the world with more than 28,000 employees. Rocket Internet SE is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ISIN DE000A12UKK6, RKET). For further information please visit www.rocket-internet.com.
Disclaimer / Important Note
Despite not having control over the key portfolio companies mentioned above, the aggregate financial information is shown on a 100% basis (i.e. 100% of revenues and EBITDA). The actual legal and economic interest of the Rocket Internet group in the network companies shown above is far lower than 100%. Please refer to Rocket Internet SE’s consolidated financial statements for additional information on the group’s consolidation policies and its segment information.
This document contains forward-looking statements. These statements are based on the current views, expectations and assumptions of the management of Rocket Internet SE and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results, performance or events to differ materially from those expressed or implied in such statements. Actual results, performance or events may differ materially from those described in such statements due to, among other things, changes in the general economic and competitive environment, risks associated with capital markets, currency exchange rate fluctuations and competition from other companies, changes in international and national laws and regulations, in particular with respect to tax laws and regulations, and other factors. Rocket Internet does not assume any obligations to update any forward-looking statements.
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About Rocket Internet
About Rocket Internet
Rocket Internet incubates and invests in internet and technology companies globally. It provides operational support to its companies and helps them scale internationally. Rocket Internet focuses predominantly on four industry sectors of online and mobile retail and services that make up a significant share of consumer spending: Food & Groceries, Fashion, General Merchandise and Home & Living. Rocket Internet’s selected companies are active in a large number of countries around the world with more than 33,000 employees. Rocket Internet SE is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ISIN DE000A12UKK6, RKET). For further information please visit www.rocket-internet.com.