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Annual Shareholders' Meeting 2016

The Annual Shareholders' Meeting takes place on April 29, 2016 in Hannover, Germany.

Friday, April 29, 2016, starting 10:00 a.m.
Hannover Congress Centrum
Theodor-Heuss-Platz 1-3, 30175 Hannover

Executive Board speech on the occassion of the Annual Shareholders' Meeting on April 29, 2016.
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A transmission of the speeches given by the Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Reitzle, as well as by the Chairman of the Executive Board, Dr. Elmar Degenhart, you may find on our video portal .

Press Pictures

  A fifth less carbon dioxide. Chairman of the Executive Board Dr. Elmar Degenhart (left) and the chairman of the Supervisory Board Prof. Wolfgang Reitzle at the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting: Continental’s technology is helping to cut the amount of carbon dioxide emitted by a car by around a fifth. This means three kilograms or 1,500 liters less during an hour-long car drive to work – enough CO2 to fill this ball.

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Press Release

After a Good Start to 2016, Continental  Raises Margin Forecast

  • Automotive supplier publishes key data at its Annual Shareholders' Meeting
  • Sales rise three percent to €9.85 billion in first quarter
  • Adjusted EBIT of €1.1 billion
  • Forecast for adjusted EBIT margin raised to around 11 percent
  • Incoming orders in automotive business up by more than one-third

Hanover, April 29, 2016. The technology company Continental made a good start to the year in an economic environment that proved difficult as expected. In the first quarter of 2016, the automotive supplier, tire manufacturer, and industrial partner increased its sales by three percent year-on-year to €9.85 billion. Negative exchange-rate effects had reduced this sales growth by 2.1 percentage points. Adjusted EBIT climbed to €1.1 billion. At 11.3 percent, the adjusted EBIT margin was higher than the previous year's level of 10.6 percent.... more

Press Release

Safe, Clean, Connected and for Everyone: Continental Focuses on Sustainable Mobility

  • Social responsibility and the digitalization of mobility were top of the agenda at the DAX company’s Annual Shareholders' Meeting
  • Clean air and zero traffic accidents are possible
  • Today’s batteries for electric vehicles are too large, too heavy, and too expensive for the mass market

Hanover, April 29, 2016. Major challenges for society were the main issues at this year’s Annual Shareholders’ Meeting of the international technology company Continental. “The concept of mobility is currently being redefined. It is expected to be even safer, even cleaner, and – above all – fully connected. And all at a price that everyone can afford. All of this requires more efficient, more intelligent, and more sustainable mobility solutions,” said Dr. Elmar Degenhart, Continental’s chairman of the Executive Board, in his speech to shareholders. He added: “Three challenges are particularly important for our business: clean air and lower emissions; enhanced safety and zero accidents on the road; and connected mobility and new services. Continental is making key contributions to all three of these challenges. And we must do so because we and our industry have an enormous responsibility here to society.” more


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Vincent Charles
Business & Finance
Phone:  +49 511 938-1364
Telefax: +49 511 938-1016


Dr. Felix Gress
Senior Vice President Corporate Communications
Phone:  +49 511 938-1485
Telefax: +49 511 938-1055

Annual Report

The Horizons of Digitalization > Here you can download the Annual Report 2016  as PDF or you can order a hardcopy.

Further information regarding the Continental Annual Shareholders' Meeting you may find by Investor Relations .