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EQS Group AG's Virtual Annual General Meeting Surprises Shareholders with a Cake Home Delivery
Today, EQS Group AG (ISIN: DE0005494165) successfully held its second fully Virtual Annual General Meeting, including the right to ask questions live. While last year, shareholders couldn't share in the delights of the cake buffet usually provided at the in-person AGM, this time, registered shareholders received a Cake Home Delivery.
EQS Group AG has plenty of experience with Virtual Annual General Meetings. This is the 10th year that shareholders have been able to attend online. The Munich-based RegTech provider was the first listed company in Germany to offer this option. And after providing a live virtual Q&A for the first time last year, this year there was a new first, the Cake Home Delivery for registered shareholders to replace the traditional cake buffet provided at the in-person AGM. Shareholder Lukas Spang from Munich was particularly surprised when in the morning of the AGM, CEO Achim Weick and the Supervisory Board member Robert Wirth personally delivered the cake to his home.
Achim Weick, CEO of EQS Group AG: "This was a lot of fun for us. With our Cake Home Delivery initiative, we wanted to express our thanks to shareholders who actively take part in the Annual General Meeting and we wished to promote more shareholder attendance".
These culinary treats were organised jointly by EQS Group AG and the Munich-based social start-up company Kuchentratsch. Kuchentratsch employs pensioners who bake and deliver cakes according to traditional grandmas' recipes.
Cake Home Delivery
During the Annual General Meeting, the Executive Board gave an overview of the growth prospects of EQS Group AG for Compliance Cloud products and answered numerous questions from shareholders. All resolutions were approved.
Changes to the Supervisory Board
Long-term member Peter Conzatti retired from the Supervisory Board, after having been a Board member since 2005. He has supported the company with his capital market expertise since it was founded in the year 2000. EQS Group AG is very grateful to Mr Conzatti for his work.
Peter Conzatti: "The opportunity to cooperate with the founder Achim Weick and the great team at EQS in taking the company from a small Munich-based start-up to today's global company has always been a pleasure and honour for me. We will certainly stay in contact."
Newly elected to the Supervisory Board was Prof. Dr. Kerstin Lopatta. She is a university professor for accounting, audit and sustainability at the Hamburg University. Prof. Lopatta's professional career started as a consultant for tax and audit firms. She gained international experience in Europe, the USA and Asia. With Prof. Lopatta, EQS Group AG gains an expert whose profile covers both the requirements of a Supervisory Board member and the business areas served by EQS Group AG.
Prof. Dr. Kerstin Lopatta
Robert Wirth was elected as the new chairman of the Supervisory Board and Laurenz Nienhaber as his deputy during the subsequent constituent meeting of the Supervisory Board. The body consists of a total of four members, including the newly elected Prof. Dr. Kerstin Lopatta and the former chairman of the Supervisory Board Rony Vogel.
Achim Weick, CEO of EQS Group AG: "My thanks goes out to Peter Conzatti for his long years of commitment to the Supervisory Board and his constant and in-depth insights as well as to Rony Vogel for his 15 years of work as chairman of the Board. I very much look forward to our new cooperation with Prof. Dr. Kerstin Lopatta who will support us with her expertise in corporate governance, accounting and sustainability and to continuing our cooperation with my former colleague from the Executive Board, Robert Wirth, as new chairman of the Supervisory Board."
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EQS Group is a leading international provider of regulatory technology (RegTech) in the fields of corporate compliance and investor relations. In working with EQS Group, thousands of companies worldwide inspire trust by fulfilling complex national and international disclosure obligations, minimizing risks and communicating transparently with stakeholders.
EQS Group's products are pooled in the cloud-based software EQS COCKPIT. They ensure the professional control of compliance workflows in the fields of whistleblower protection and case management, policy management, approval management, insider list management and disclosure obligations. In addition, listed companies benefit from a global newswire, investor targeting and contact management, IR websites, digital reports and webcasts for efficient and secure investor communications.
EQS Group was founded in 2000 in Munich, Germany. Today the group employs 450 professionals and has offices in the world's key financial markets.
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