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Articles of Incorporation

The Articles of Incorporation are the basic legal document of the company and therefore have to be submitted for approval to the shareholder’s meeting. Issues governed by the Articles of Incorporation are:

  • Company Name, Registered Office and Duration and Purpose of the Company
  • Share Capital
  • Organization of the Company
    • A. The General Meeting of Shareholders
    • B. The Board of Directors
    • C. The Auditors
  • Close of the Business Year and Distribution of Profits
  • Notifications
  • Dissolution and Liquidation

 Articles of Incorporation / English
 Articles of Incorporation / German



Organizational Regulations

The Organizational Regulations are issued pursuant to Art. 15 para. 3 of the Articles of Incorporation of the Company. They govern the organisation and decision making process as well as the duties and powers of the following bodies:

  • The Board of Directors
  • The Committees of the Board of Directors, in particular the Audit Committee, the Compensation Committee and the Innovation Committee (insofar as the respective charter of a Committee does not govern the issues in questions)
  • The Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
  • The Executive Committee

 Organizational Regulations / English