Tele Columbus AG confirms their candidates for the election of the Supervisory Board at this year's AGM
Berlin, 31 May 2019. United Internet AG today submitted their own proposal for the election of the supervisory board at the annual general meeting scheduled for 21 June 21 to the shareholders.
The supervisory board of Tele Columbus AG acknowledges the list of candidates proposed by United Internet AG, but reaffirms its own proposed six candidates, consisting of three existing members of the supervisory board as well as three new candidates for the Company's supervisory board.
The supervisory board of Tele Columbus AG recommends a composition of the Company's controlling body which is independent, in order to represent all shareholders of Tele Columbus AG. Furthermore, the Nomination Committee regards the nominated candidates as perfectly eligible given their longstanding experience and their extensive competences, especially in light of the progressing transformation of the Company and the related strategic and operational challenges.
'We welcome the renewed interest of our largest shareholder United Internet to be engaged in the supervisory board of Tele Columbus AG. However the time and format of the attempt is surprising, as our earlier constructive discussions neither indicated specific criticism on the proposed composition of the supervisory board, nor have own proposals been submitted', underlines André Krause, Chairman of Tele Columbus AG. He adds: 'For the purpose of reaching the optimal solution for the future composition of the supervisory board, Tele Columbus seeks to continue a constructive dialogue and a satisfying solution for both parties.'
The Supervisory Board proposed in accordance with the proposals of its Nomination Committee to elect the candidates presented on the following webpage: https://www.telecolumbus.com/en/investor-relations/annual-general-meeting-2019/
Tele Columbus AG is one of Germany's leading fibre network operators which reaches more than 3 million homes. Via its brand PŸUR, the Company, offers high-speed internet including telephony and more than 250 TV channels. All of this via a digital entertainment platform that combines linear TV with video on demand entertainment. To its housing association partners the Tele Columbus Group offers tailored models of cooperation and state-of-the-art services such as telemetric and tenant portals. As a full-service partner for municipalities and regional utilities, the Company is actively supporting the fibre-based infrastructure and broadband internet expansion in Germany. For its business customers the Group offers carrier services and corporate solutions on its proprietary fibre network. Besides its headquarter in Berlin, the Company has locations in Hamburg, Leipzig, Ratingen and Unterföhring/Munich. Since January 2015, Tele Columbus AG is listed on the regulated market (Prime Standard) of the Frankfurt Stock exchange.
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