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Annual General Meeting 2018

The 23rd Annual General Meeting of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, will took place on Friday, April 27, 2018 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

The speeches of the Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Wolfgang Büchele, and the Chairman of the Executive Board, Stefan Oschmann, at our Annual General Meeting 2018 are available as a recording here.

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Annual General Meeting of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, Approves Dividend ...

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Documents for the annual general meeting of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, on 27 April 2018

                                                                                                                                         
 

Invitation for the annual general meeting of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, on 27 April 2018

English (PDF)
German (PDF)
 

Invitation for the annual general meeting (short version)

English (PDF)
German (PDF)
 

Annual report of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, for the fiscal year 2017 including the consolidated financial statements, combined management report and supervisory board report

PDF
 

Single entity financial statements of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, for the fiscal year 2017 including the combined management report and the supervisory board report

PDF

 

Information relating to agenda item 8 (Revocation of an existing authorization and creation of a new authorization to issue, inter alia, warrant and/or convertible bonds, creation of contingent capital and amendment of the Articles of Association)

 

 

Report of the Executive Board to the Annual General Meeting on agenda item 8 in accordance with Section 278 (3) and Section 221 (4) sentence 2 German Stock Corporation Act (Aktiengesetz – AktG) in conjunction with Section 186 (4) sentence 2 AktG

English (PDF)
German (PDF)

 

Information relating to agenda item 9 (Approval of two Hive-Down and Transfer Agreements and three Business Lease Agreements)

 

 

Overview with regard to agenda item 9 (voluntary additional information for our shareholders)

English Normal (PDF)
English Brochure (PDF)
German Normal (PDF)
German Brochure (PDF)
 

Joint report to the annual general meeting on the restructuring of the operating business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany in the business sectors Healthcare, Life Science and Performance Materials


English (PDF)
German (PDF)
 

Framework deed no. 92/2018 of 1st/2nd March 2018 of the notary Dr. Andreas von Werder with the notarisation of the Operational Hive-Down Agreement, the Holding Hive-Down Agreement and the business lease agreements

English (PDF)
German (PDF)
 

Hive-down and transfer agreement between Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, and Merck Healthcare Germany GmbH, Darmstadt, Germany, Merck Life Science Germany GmbH, Darmstadt, Germany, and Merck Performance Materials Germany GmbH, Darmstadt, Germany, each a subsidiary of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany (Annex A of the framework deed, Operational Hive-Down Agreement)

Contract (Main body)
English (PDF)
German (PDF)
Contract (Annexes)
English (PDF)
German (PDF)
 

Hive-down and transfer agreement between Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, Merck Healthcare Holding GmbH, Darmstadt, Germany, Merck Life Science Holding GmbH, Darmstadt, Germany, and Merck Performance Materials Holding GmbH, Darmstadt, Germany, each a subsidiary of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany (Annex B of the framework deed, Holding Hive-Down Agreement)

English (PDF)
German (PDF)
 

Business lease agreement between Merck Healthcare Germany GmbH, Darmstadt, Germany, a subsidiary of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, and Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany (Annex C of the framework deed)

English (PDF)
German (PDF)
 

Business lease agreement between Merck Life Science Germany GmbH, Darmstadt, Germany, a subsidiary of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, and Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany (Annex D of the framework deed)

English (PDF)
German (PDF)
 

Business lease agreement between Merck Performance Materials Germany GmbH, Darmstadt, Germany, a subsidiary of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, and Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany (Annex E of the framework deed)

English (PDF)
German (PDF)
 

Report of Warth & Klein Grant Thornton AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft on the audit of the business lease agreement between Merck Healthcare Germany GmbH, Darmstadt, Germany, a subsidiary of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, and Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, pursuant to Sec. 292 (1) no. 3 AktG in conjunction with Sec. 293b AktG

English (PDF)
German (PDF)
 

Report of Warth & Klein Grant Thornton AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft on the audit of the business lease agreement between Merck Life Science Germany GmbH, Darmstadt, Germany, a subsidiary of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, and Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, pursuant to Sec. 292 (1) no. 3 AktG in conjunction with Sec. 293b AktG

English (PDF)
German (PDF)
 

Report of Warth & Klein Grant Thornton AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft on the audit of the business lease agreement between Merck Performance Materials Germany GmbH, Darmstadt, Germany, a subsidiary of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, and Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, pursuant to Sec. 292 (1) no. 3 AktG in conjunction with § 293b AktG

English (PDF)
German (PDF)
 

Single entity annual financial statements of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

 
 

Single entity annual financial statements of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany for the fiscal year 2017 including the combined management report and supervisory board report 

2017 (PDF)
 

Single entity annual financial statements of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany for the fiscal year 2016 including the combined management report and supervisory board report 

2016 (PDF)
 

Single entity annual financial statements of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany for the fiscal year 2015 including the combined management report and supervisory board report 

2015 (PDF)
 

Other annual financial statements 

 
 

Annual financial statements of Merck Healthcare Germany GmbH, Darmstadt, Germany, a subsidiary of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

 

English
2017 (PDF)
2016 (PDF)

German
2017 (PDF)
2016 (PDF)

 

Annual financial statements of Merck Life Science Germany GmbH, Darmstadt, Germany, a subsidiary of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

English
2017 (PDF)
2016 (PDF)
2015 (PDF)

German
2017 (PDF)
2016 (PDF)
2015 (PDF)

 

Annual financial statements of Merck Performance Materials Germany GmbH, Darmstadt, Germany, a subsidiary of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

English
2017 (PDF)
2016 (PDF)
2015 (PDF)

German
2017 (PDF)
2016 (PDF)
2015 (PDF)

 

Annual financial statements of Merck Healthcare Holding GmbH, Darmstadt, Germany, a subsidiary of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

English 2017 (PDF)
German 2017 (PDF)
 

Annual financial statements of Merck Life Science Holding GmbH, Darmstadt, Germany, a subsidiary of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

English 2017 (PDF)
German 2017 (PDF)
 

Annual financial statements of Merck Performance Materials Holding GmbH, Darmstadt, Germany, a subsidiary of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

English 2017 (PDF)
German 2017 (PDF)
 

Annual reports with consolidated financial statements of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

 
 

Annual report of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, for the fiscal year 2017 including the consolidated financial statements, combined management report and supervisory board report

2017 (PDF)
 

Annual report of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, for the fiscal year 2016 including the consolidated financial statements, combined management report and supervisory board report

2016 (PDF)
 

Annual report of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, for the fiscal year 2015 including the consolidated financial statements, combined management report and supervisory board report

2015 (PDF)
 

Additional Information

 
 

Voting Results

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Chairman´s report at the Annual General Meeting 2018 (Printversion)

Report
 

Webcast of the AGM 2018

Webcast
 

Explanation of shareholder rights / German version

English (PDF)
German (PDF)
 

Information on participation – exercise of proxy voting

English (PDF) 
German (PDF)
 

Sample of the Agenda Voting Card

English (PDF) 
German (PDF)
 

Articles of Association of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

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