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This excerpt taken from the QGEN 6-K filed Jul 29, 2009.

TO BE HELD JUNE 24, 2009

 

 

TO THE SHAREHOLDERS:

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (the “Annual General Meeting”) of QIAGEN N.V. (the “Company”), a public limited liability company organized and existing under the laws of The Netherlands, will be held on Wednesday, June 24, 2009 at 10:30 a.m., local time, at Maaspoort, Oude Markt 30, 5911 HH Venlo, The Netherlands.

The agenda of the Annual General Meeting of the Company, containing proposals of the Managing Board and the Supervisory Board of the Company, reads as follows:

 

  1. Opening;

 

  2. Managing Board Report for the year ended December 31, 2008 (“Fiscal Year 2008”);

 

  3. Supervisory Board Report on the Company’s Annual Accounts (the “Annual Accounts”) for Fiscal Year 2008;

 

  4. Adoption of the Annual Accounts for Fiscal Year 2008 (voting item);

 

  5. Reservation and dividend policy;

 

  6. Approval of the performance of the Managing Board during Fiscal Year 2008, including a discharge from liability with respect to the exercise of their duties during Fiscal Year 2008 (voting item);

 

  7. Approval of the performance of the Supervisory Board during Fiscal Year 2008, including a discharge from liability with respect to the exercise of their duties during Fiscal Year 2008 (voting item);

 

  8. Reappointment of the following six Supervisory Directors of the Company for a term ending on the date of the Annual General Meeting in 2010 (voting items):

a. Prof. Dr. Detlev Riesner;

b. Dr. Werner Brandt;

c. Dr. Metin Colpan;

d. Mr. Erik Hornnaess;

e. Prof. Dr. Manfred Karobath;

f. Mr. Heino von Prondzynski;

 

  9. Reappointment of the following four Managing Directors of the Company for a term ending on the date of the Annual General Meeting in 2010 (voting items):

a. Mr. Peer Schatz;

b. Mr. Roland Sackers;

c. Dr. Joachim Schorr;

d. Mr. Bernd Uder;

 

  10. Reappointment of Ernst & Young Accountants as auditors of the Company for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2009 (voting item);


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  11. Authorization of the Managing Board, until December 24, 2010, to acquire shares in the Company’s own share capital (voting item);

 

  12. Questions;

 

  13. Closing.

Under the Articles of Association of the Company and Dutch law, copies of the Annual Accounts for Fiscal Year 2008, the reports of the Supervisory Board and the Managing Board, the list and biographies of binding nominees for election to the Supervisory Board and the Managing Board and the information sent to the holders of registered shares can be obtained free of charge by shareholders and other persons entitled to attend the Annual General Meeting at the offices of the Company at Spoorstraat 50, 5911 KJ Venlo, The Netherlands, and at the offices of American Stock Transfer and Trust Company at 6201 15th Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11219, United States of America, until the close of the Annual General Meeting.

Beginning with this year’s Annual General Meeting, in an effort to reduce our cost of printing and mailing documents for the Annual General Meeting and to exhibit environmentally responsible conduct, we are not mailing paper copies of our 2008 Annual Report to our shareholders. The 2008 Annual Report, which provides additional information regarding our 2008 financial results, and copies of the Notice of Annual General Meeting, including the agenda and Explanatory Notes thereto, and Annual Accounts for Fiscal Year 2008 can be accessed over the Internet at the Investor Relations section of our website, www.qiagen.com. Printed copies of the 2008 Annual Report can also be obtained free of charge by shareholders and other persons entitled to attend the Annual General Meeting by contacting PrecisionIR Group, 601 Moorefield Park Drive, Richmond, VA 23236, United States of America, Phone number: +1-888-400-7789, Internet link: http://hqus.ar.wilink.com/?link=EU007919, until the close of the Annual General Meeting.

The Supervisory Board has fixed the close of business on Monday, May 11, 2009 as the notional record date for the determination of shareholders entitled to notice of the Annual General Meeting. However, in accordance with Dutch law, only holders of record of the Common Shares on the date of the Annual General Meeting are entitled to vote at the meeting or by proxy.

All shareholders are cordially invited to attend the Annual General Meeting. If you plan to do so, please complete and sign the enclosed attendance form and return it as specified thereon. We will then add your name to the admission list for the meeting and forward to you an entrance-ticket for the Annual General Meeting.

Whether you plan to attend the Annual General Meeting or not, you are requested to complete, sign, date and return the enclosed proxy card as soon as possible in accordance with the instructions on the card. A pre-addressed, postage prepaid return envelope is enclosed for your convenience.

By Order of the Managing Board

/s/ Peer M. Schatz

PEER M. SCHATZ

Managing Director

Venlo, The Netherlands

May 26, 2009


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QIAGEN N.V.

 

 

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