COUNTERMOTION Shareholder Jürgen Grässlin
»Countermotion for the extraordinary shareholders' meeting
of Heckler & Koch AG on 19 December 2019«

Shareholder Jürgen Grässlin

Countermotion for the extraordinary shareholders' meeting
of Heckler & Koch AG on 19 December 2019

Concerning Item 1 of the Agenda: Remuneration of the Supervisory Board:

The previous remuneration of the members of the Supervisory Board will cease to apply starting in the 2019 financial year. Travel expenses can be claimed as a lump sum.

The Supervisory Board does not contribute to the necessary transparency - including the clarification and investigation of previous scandals - nor has the Supervisory Board instructed the Executive Board to consistently implement the Green-Country export strategy. From the point of view of the Critical Shareholders of Heckler & Koch, there must be no more arms exports to warring and human rights violating states.

Furthermore, the Supervisory Board refuses to take concrete steps towards production conversion away from the manufacturing of arms.

The present proposal by the main shareholder Andreas Heeschen to introduce a total remuneration with credit for separate remuneration for comparable tasks in subsidiaries for reasons of legal clarity and transparency would in principle be a correct step. However, this step does not go far enough. Because the disastrous financial situation of Heckler & Koch and the inadequate performance of the supervisory board must be taken into account when considering the question of remuneration. Therefore, the consequence can only be to cancel the compensation for the members of the supervisory board of Heckler & Koch AG.

The supervisory board does not appear to be fulfilling its control obligations towards the executive board in the least. This becomes clear in a long series of unsolved problems, some of which are listed below as examples:

We, the critical shareholder Heckler & Koch, will comment on these and other disasters - for which the Supervisory Board is responsible - at the extraordinary general meeting. In view of the failed business policy, there will be no remuneration for Supervisory Board members in the 2019 financial year.

We ask the shareholders of H&K AG: Please join our counter-motion and transfer your voting rights to the critical shareholders of Heckler & Koch, in which numerous organisations are also participating with the campaign »Aktion Aufschrei - Stoppt den Waffenhandel!« (DFG-VK, Ohne Rüstung Leben, pax christi, urgewald, RIB e.V. with the GLOBAL NET - STOP THE ARMS TRADE and the umbrella organisation of the Critical Shareholders.

ArmsInformationCentre / RüstungsInformationsBüro,
RIB e.V., Stühlingerstr. 7, 79106 Freiburg (,
And Critical Shareholders / Dachverband der Kritischen AktionärInnen
Pellenzstr. 39, 50823 Cologne

Translation by Ruth Rohde