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Annual General Meeting

Our Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held on May 13, 2011 in Frankfurt am Main. Approximately 76% of the share capital was represented. Those shareholders unable to attend the AGM were able to listen to the speech of the Chairman of the Management Board, which is broadcast live over the internet on our website, see Investor Relations – Annual General Meeting. In addition, shareholders were able to have their voting rights exercised by proxy, or, in line with the recommendation in the Code, by a voting representative appointed by Fresenius SE & Co. KGaA.

During the AGM on May 13, 2011, the shareholders voted with a majority of 99% of the cast votes for the proposal made by the general partner and the Supervisory Board to increase the dividend for 2010 by 15% to €0.86 per ordinary share. Other resolutions referred, for example, to the creation of new authorized capital and amendments of the articles of association.

Since the change of legal form, which took effect in January 2011, the AGM also votes on the adoption of the annual financial statement, which also requires the consent of the general partner.

With regard to certain subject matters, legally required voting right exclusions exist for the general partner and/or its sole shareholder, the Else Kröner-Fresenius-Stiftung. These pertain, for example, to the appointment of the Supervisory Board of Fresenius SE & Co. KGaA, the approval of the actions of the general partner and the members of the Supervisory Board, and the selection of the auditor. This guarantees that the remaining shareholders retain the sole authority to decide on these matters, especially those that pertain to the supervision of management.

Documents and information on the Annual General Meeting are available on our website, see Investor Relations − Annual General Meeting.

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