Annual Report

Communication and Transparency

In its Annual Report, in the interim reports and on its website at, the Volkswagen Group publishes a financial calendar listing all the important dates for its shareholders. On this website, we also publish the invitation to and the agenda for 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. In addition, our shareholders can follow the meeting on the Internet for the entire duration.

The Company’s ad hoc releases are also published without delay on our website at news and information about the Volkswagen Group can also be accessed on this website. All releases and other information are published in both English and German.

A detailed list of all communications published in 2010 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 WpHG) at "Mandatory Publications".

In addition, details of the notifications filed in compliance with sections 21 ff. of the Wertpapierhandelsgesetz (WpHG – German Securities Trading Act) during the reporting period can be found on this website under the heading “Mandatory Publications”, menu item “Reporting of voting rights according to WpHG”. 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 the chapter Executive Bodies.


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