Annual general meeting 2007: General meeting approves name change from IWKA AG to KUKA Aktiengesellschaft
The shareholders' meeting on May 16, 2007 in Augsburg agreed by a large majority to the renaming of IWKA Aktiengesellschaft as KUKA Aktiengesellschaft
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The change will take effect from the date when the articles of incorporation are amended in the Commercial Register.
IWKA Aktiengesellschaft's shareholders, who were meeting for the first time in Augsburg, also approved all the other resolutions of the Executive and Supervisory Boards. The company's sitting Executive and Supervisory Boards were discharged from responsibility. They received an approval rating of over 99 percent. The percentage of share capital representing shareholders attending the annual general meeting was 53 percent.
As regards the change of name, Gerhard Wiedemann, the Company's CEO, commented: "As part of the focusing of the Group, the change of name from IWKA Aktiengesellschaft to KUKA Aktiengesellschaft is an important event. KUKA is a name that stands for innovation and technological leadership, and the new KUKA Aktiengesellschaft will strive to fulfill this promise."