Communication and Transparency

The Volkswagen Group publishes a financial calendar listing all the important dates for its shareholders in its Annual Report, in the interim reports and on its website at In addition, we also publish on our website the invitation to and the agenda of the shareholders’ meetings and any countermotions received. At the shareholders’ meetings, shareholders may exercise their voting rights themselves, have this right exercised on their behalf by a third-party proxy granted power of attorney, or by a proxy designated by the Company who will vote on their behalf in accordance with their voting instructions. Moreover, we offer our shareholders the option of following the entire meeting on the Internet.

The Company’s ad hoc releases are also published without delay on our website at The website also provides additional advice and information about the Volkswagen Group. All releases and other information are published in both English and German. A detailed list of all communications published in 2009 relating to the capital markets is included in the annual document required by section 10 of the Wertpapierprospektgesetz (WpPG – German Securities Prospectus Act), which can also be accessed on the above website under the heading
Mandatory Publications”.

We publish directors’ dealings (section 15a of the Wertpapierhandelsgesetz (WpHG – German Securities Trading Act)) at

In addition, details of the notifications filed in compliance with sections 21 ff. of the WpHG during the reporting period can be found on this website. Notifications relating to other legal issues may be downloaded there under “Other legal issues”.

The supervisory body offices held by Board of Management members and Supervisory Board members can be found in chapter Executive Bodies.


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