EANS-General Meeting: voestalpine AG / Invitation to the General Meeting

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EANS-General Meeting: voestalpine AG / Invitation to the General Meeting
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voestalpine AG
Linz, FN 66209 t
ISIN AT0000937503 
Invitation 
We hereby invite our shareholders to the
21st Annual General Meeting of voestalpine AG
to be held on Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at 10.00 a.m.,
at the Design Center Linz, 4020 Linz, Europaplatz 1. 
Agenda 
1)       Presentation of the approved annual financial statement of voestalpine 


         AG, the management report combined with the group management report,
         the group's consolidated financial statement, the corporate governance
         report as well as the report of the Supervisory Board to the Annual


     General Meeting on the business year 2012/2013
2)       Resolution on the allocation of the balance sheet profit of the 
     business year 2012/2013
3)       Resolution on the discharge of the members of the Management Board for 
     the business year 2012/2013
4)       Resolution on the discharge of the members of the Supervisory Board for 
     the business year 2012/2013
5)       Resolution on the election of the auditor of the annual financial 
     statement and the group's consolidated financial statement for the 
     business year 2013/2014
6)       Resolution on the authorization of the Management Board of voestalpine 


         AG
         a)   to purchase own shares in accordance with Sec. 65 para. 1 no. 4
         and no. 8 as well as para. 1a and para 1b of the Austrian Stock
         Corporation Act ("Aktiengesetz") both on the stock exchange and over-
         the-counter to the maximum extent of a total of 10% of the share
         capital,
         b)   in accordance with Sec. 65 para. 1b Austrian Stock Corporation Act
         to determine a method of selling own shares in a manner other than via
         the stock exchange or a public offer based on the provisions on the
         exclusion of shareholders? subscription rights,
         c)   to decrease the share capital of the Company by a redemption of
         these own shares without any further resolution by the Annual General


     Meeting.
7)       Resolution on the amendment of the Articles of Association in Article 4 


         para. 4, Article 4 para. 5, Article 19 para. 2 and Article 19 para. 3
         in order to comply with the Company Law Amendment Act 2011
         (Gesellschaftsrechts-Änderungsgesetz 2011) as well as in Article 23

 
Annual General Meeting Documents
Especially the following documents will be available at the Company's website
www.voestalpine.com no later than June 12, 2013and will also be available at the
Annual General Meeting:
·          financial statements,
·          corporate governance report,
·          consolidated financial statements,
·          management report (combined with the group management report),
·          proposal with respect to the distribution of profits,
·          report of the Supervisory Board,
each for the business year 2012/13;
·          resolutions on agenda items 2-7
·          report by the Management Board in accordance with 
           Sec. 65 para. 1b together with
           Sec. 170 para. 2 and Sec. 153 para. 4Austrian Stock Corporation 


       Act  with regard to item 6 of the agenda
·          Articles of Association with all proposed amendments highlighted
·          form for granting a power of attorney
·          form for the revocation of a power of attorney
·          complete text of this invitation notice. 
Information on shareholders? rights pursuant to Secs. 109, 110, 118 and 119 of
the Austrian Stock Corporation Act
Shareholders who jointly hold 5% of the share capital and who have been the
holders of these shares for at least three months prior to making such request
are entitled to request in writing that additional items be put on the agenda of
this Annual General Meeting and be published provided that such request is made
in writing and delivered to the Company no later than June 12, 2013exclusively
to the address 4020 Linz, voestalpine-Strasse 1, attn. Mr. Hubert Possegger,
Head of Legal and Corporate Matters. Shareholders must also indicate proposals
for resolutions regarding each item on the agenda so requested, including a
statement of grounds. In the case of deposited bearer shares a deposit
certificate (Depotbestätigung) pursuant to Sec. 10a of theAustrian Stock
Corporation Act shall be sufficient to evidence that the shareholders making
such requests have held their shares for at least three months prior to making
such requests, and this certificate shall not be older than seven days at the
time of it being submitted to the Company. As regards the other requirements of
the certificate of deposit, please refer to the information on the right to
attend the Annual General Meeting. 
Shareholders holding jointly at least 1% of the share capital are entitled to
submit proposals for resolution on any item of the agenda, including a statement
of grounds, in text form (in writing but no signature required) and demand that
such proposals,together with the names of the shareholders concernedand
including the grounds therefore, be made available on the website of the Company
together with a statement by the Management or Supervisory Board, if applicable.
Such request must be delivered to the Company in text form no later than June
24, 2013either by telefax at +43 (0) 50304 55 5872 or to the address 4020 Linz,
voestalpine-Strasse 1, attn. Mr. Hubert Possegger, Head of Legal and Corporate
Matters or by e-mail to hubert.possegger@voestalpine.com, in which case such
request submitted in text form, such as a pdf file, must be sent as an
attachment to the e-mail. In the case of deposited bearer shares a certificate
of deposit pursuant to Sec. 10a of the Austrian Stock Corporation Act shall be
sufficient to evidence that the shareholders are entitled to exercise their
shareholders' rights; this certificate shall not be older than seven days at the
time of it being submitted to the Company. As regards the other requirements of
the certificate of deposit, please refer to the information on the right to
attend the Annual General Meeting. 
                    
For bearer shares not held in a deposit, a written confirmation by a notary
public, to which the above requirements for a deposit certificate apply, shall
be sufficient. 
Each shareholder, additionally, is entitled to present motions regarding any
agenda item at the Annual General Meeting without any notice in advance. 
Each shareholder has the right to be informed on any matters pertaining to the
Company if so requested by the shareholder provided that such information is
necessary for a proper opinion regarding a particular agenda item. Information
may be denied if, according to reasonable commercial judgment, it could cause
significant harm to the Company or a Group company, or if the provision of
information would be chargeable. 
Questions that require longer preparation should be submitted in text form to
the Management Board in due time before the Annual General Meeting. Such
questions should  be submitted to the address 4020 Linz, voestalpine-Strasse 1,
Head of Investor Relations, attn. Mr. Peter Fleischer or by e-mail to
IR@voestalpine.com or by telefax at +43 (0) 50304 55 5581. 
Additional information on such rights of shareholders pursuant to Secs. 109,
110, 118 and 119 of the Austrian Stock Corporation Act are available as of now
at the Company's website www.voestalpine.com. 
QUALIFYING DATE AND RIGHT TO ATTEND THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
The right to attend the Annual General Meeting and the right to exercise the
voting right and other shareholder rights to be exercised at the Annual General
Meeting in accordance with Sec. 111 Austrian Stock Corporation Act are
conditional on the shareholdings or, if interim certificates have been issued,
on theregistration in the register of shareholders of the Company ("Aktienbuch")
at the end of June 23, 2013 (record date). 
The Annual General Meeting may only be attended by persons who are shareholders
at such record date and who provide evidence of their shareholding to the
Company. 
Bearer shares held in a deposit
In the case of bearer shares held in a deposit, a deposit certificate in
accordance with Sec. 10a of the Austrian Stock Corporation Act shall be
sufficient to evidence a shareholder's shareholding on the record date, which
shall be delivered to the Company no later than June 28, 2013exclusively at one
of the following addresses. 
Per post            voestalpine AG
(in written form)   Legal and Corporate Matters 


                    attn. Mr. Hubert Possegger
                    voestalpine-Strasse 1


                4020 Linz
Per fax:            +43 (1) 8900 500 - 57
Per e-mail:         anmeldung.voestalpine@hauptversammlung.at; however, only 


                    with a qualified electronic signature in accordance 
                    with Sec. 4 para. 1 of the Austrian Digital Signature 


                Act("Signaturgesetz") 
voestalpine AG will not accept deposit certifications and declarations in
accordance with Sec. 114 para. 1 fourth sentence Austrian Stock Corporation Act
via an international, specially secured communication network of depository
banks (SWIFT) as other electronic ways of communication (fax and e-mail) are
available instead. The reason for this is that voestalpine AG offered SWIFT as
an electronic means of communication for the Annual General Meetings in 2010 and
2011, but the depository banks did not make use of it. 
Bearer shares not held in a deposit
For bearer shares not held in a deposit, a written confirmation by a notary
public, which the Company must receive at one of the above mentioned addresses,
only, is sufficient. 
For the content of the confirmation by the notary public, the following applies
mutatis mutandis (except the deposit number). 
Deposit certificates pursuant to Sec. 10a of the Austrian Stock Corporation Act
The deposit certification must be issued by a depositary bank domiciled in a
member state of the European Economic Area or a full member state of the OECD
and must contain the following details:
·          details of the issuer: name/company and address or a code commonly 
       used in dealings  between banks,
·          details of the shareholder: name/company, address, date of birth for 
       individuals, and register and register number, if applicable,  
       for legal entities,
·          information regarding shares: number of the shares held by the 
       shareholder, ISIN AT0000937503,
·          deposit number and/or other designation,
·          date to which the deposit certificate refers. 
The deposit certificate as evidence of the shareholding must refer to the record
date June 23, 2013 (the end of this day) mentioned above. 
The deposit certificate will be accepted in German or English. 
By registering for the Annual General Meeting and/or by submitting a deposit
certificate shareholders will not be prevented from transferring their shares.
However, in case of a transfer of shares only such person is allowed to attend
the shareholders' meeting who was a shareholder at the record date.  
Interim certificates
With regard to interim certificates only those shareholders are allowed to
attend the Annual General Meeting whose registration in text form has been
delivered to the Company no later than June 28, 2013exclusively at one of the
following addresses. 
Per post            voestalpine AG
(in written form)   Legal and Corporate Matters 


                    attn. Mr. Hubert Possegger
                    voestalpine-Strasse 1


                4020 Linz
Per fax:            +43 (1) 8900 500 - 57
Per e-mail:         anmeldung.voestalpine@hauptversammlung.at; 
                the registration in text form, for example as pdf file,  
                must be attached to the e-mail 
REPRESENTATION BY PROXY
Each shareholder entitled to attend the Annual General Meeting has the right to
appoint a representative (proxy) who attends the Annual General Meeting on
behalf of such shareholder and has the same rights as the shareholder she/he
represents. 
The power of attorney must be granted to a specific person (natural person or
legal entity) in text form; also several persons may be authorised. 
The power of attorney must be delivered to the Company exclusively at one of the
following addresses:
Per post               voestalpine AG 


                       Legal and Corporate Matters
                       attn. Mr. Hubert Possegger
                       voestalpine-Strasse 1


                   4020 Linz
Per fax:               +43 (1) 8900 500 - 57
Per e-mail:            anmeldung.voestalpine@hauptversammlung.at; the power of 
                   attorney in text form, for example as pdf file,  
                   must be attached to the e-mail
Personally:            at the registration at the venue of the Annual  
                   General Meeting 
A form for a power of attorney and a form for revoking the power of attorney
will be sent to shareholders upon request and may be downloaded from the
Company's website at www.voestalpine.com. 
Unless the power of attorney is handed over personally at the registration on
the day of the Annual General Meeting, the power of attorney must be delivered
to the Company no later than July 2, 2013at4 p.m. 
The rules indicated above regarding the granting of a power of attorney apply
mutatis mutandis to its revocation. 
As a special service, a representative of the "Interessenverband für Anleger"
(IVA, Austrian Association of Investors), 1130 Vienna, Feldmühlgasse 22, is
available to shareholders as an independent representative bound by the
shareholders' instructions for exercising voting rights at the Annual General
Meeting. For the time being Mr. Wilhelm Rasinger is foreseen to represent the
shareholders at this Annual General Meeting on behalf of IVA. A special form of
power of attorney for Mr. Wilhelm Rasinger may be downloaded at the Company's
website at www.voestalpine.com. Shareholders may also contact Mr. Wilhelm
Rasinger of IVA directly by calling +43 1 8763343 0, by fax at +43 1 8763343 39
or by e-mailrasinger@iva.or.at.
The shareholder must provide Mr. Wilhelm Rasinger with instructions as to how he
(or a sub-proxy authorized by Mr. Wilhelm Rasinger) shall exercise the voting
right. Mr. Wilhelm Rasinger exercises the voting right exclusively on the basis
of the instructions given by the shareholder. Without express instructions Mr.
Wilhelm Rasinger will not exercise the voting right. 
Total number of shares and interim certificates
At the date of convening the Annual General Meeting the share capital of the
Company amounts to EUR 313,309,235.65 and is divided into 172,449,163 no-par
bearer shares. Each share grants one vote. At the date of convening the Annual
General Meeting the Company holds 77,115 own shares that do not confer any
rights. The total number of shares entitled to participate and vote at the
Annual General Meeting therefore at the date of convening the Annual General
Meeting amounts to 172,372,048 shares. There are no other types of shares. 
In order to avoid delays at the entrance checks, shareholders are asked to
present themselves in due time before the start of the Annual General Meeting.
Voting cards may be collected from 9.00 a.m. onwards. 
Shareholders who neither received admission cards nor copies of the deposit
certificates are kindly requested to bring a valid official identity document to
the Annual General Meeting. 
Partially coverage of Annual General Meetingon the Internet
All shareholders as well as all other interested people may follow the report of
the CEO of the Company at the Annual General Meeting on Wednesday July 3, 2013
live on the Internet at the Company's website at www.voestalpine.com as of
approx. 10.00 a.m. An image or sound programme transmission going beyond the
report of the CEO will not take place. 
Linz, June 2013 
The Management Board 
Disclaimer
This English invitation is a translation from the German language version and
for convenience purposes only. In the event of conflict with the German language
version, the German language version shall prevail. 
Further inquiry note:
DI Peter Fleischer
Head of Investor Relations
Tel.: +43/50304/15-9949
Fax:  +43/50304/55-5581
mailto:peter.fleischer@voestalpine.com
http://www.voestalpine.com 
issuer:      voestalpine AG 
         voestalpine-Straße  1 
         A-4020 Linz
phone:       +43 50304/15-9949
FAX:         +43 50304/55-5581
mail:        IR@voestalpine.com
WWW:         www.voestalpine.com
sector:      Metal Goods & Engineering
ISIN:        AT0000937503
indexes:     WBI, ATX Prime, ATX
stockmarkets: official market: Wien 
language:   English 
    
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