Questions on electronic voting (e-voting)

Electronic voting (e-voting)

What is e-voting?

e-voting is a shareholder platform which enables shareholders to electronically
i) order an admission card for the Annual General Meeting,
ii) authorize another shareholder registered in the shareholder registry with the right to vote to act as the proxy, or
iii) provide voting instructions to the independent proxy and
iv) see's all the agenda items and proposals of the Board of Directors.

How can I make use of the e-voting platform?

Shareholders need access to the internet, an e-mail account and a mobile phone in order to be able to use e-voting. Shareholders can access the e-Voting platform via

Why should I vote online?

e-voting represents a convenient alternative to communicating by regular mail with ABB. It is a convenient and flexible way to vote. Furthermore shareholders are longer able to cast their votes due to an extended deadline and invalid votes are technically excluded.

Who can use e-voting?

Any shareholder who is registered in ABB Ltd's Share Register with the right to vote as of the record date, April 5, 2017, is entitled to use e-Voting.

How long can I use e-Voting?

Shareholders can provide voting instructions online any time from the receipt of the invitation documents until latest April 11, 2017 at 11:59 pm (CET).

What happens to my user profile?

Your unique user profile needs to be created once and can be re-used for future Annual General Meetings of ABB Ltd. You may also use the login information provided to you in the Reply Letter.

What is my username?

Your username is the e-mail address you used for your initial registration. You may also use the username provided to you in the reply letter.

I forgot my password. How do I receive a new password?

You may apply for a new password directly on the shareholder platform. Click on the link "Forgot password" located below the login field and follow the instructions. 

You may also use the login details provided to you in the Reply Letter. Once you logged in you can change the initial password to the one which is more convenient for you.

In case of access problems, please contact the platform provider Nimbus AG directly:
Nimbus ShApp 
Phone: +41 55 617 37 50

How exactly do I provide voting instructions to the independent proxy?

Tutorial videos with detailed information on how to register, change address, issue power of attorney and voting instructions, order an annual report and/or an admission card to the Annual General Meeting are available

Which instructions are considered valid, if instructions have been given at different times?

Shareholders can provide electronic voting instructions until latest April 11, 2017 at 11:59 pm (CET). Until this deadline shareholders can decide to attend the Annual General Meeting in person or to cast/change their voting instructions. The latest instructions are considered valid.

I voted online and also submitted the hard copy reply form with instructions. Which instructions will be considered valid?

The latest instructions sent by the shareholder within the timeframe until April 11, 2017 at 11:59 pm (CET) will be valid and considered binding.

Can I attend the Annual General Meeting personally if I have submitted instructions via the Internet?

Yes, but shareholders who submit voting instructions online are not entitled to vote again at the Annual General Meeting in person. Please report to the shareholder helpdesk at the Messe Zurich on the day of the Annual General Meeting to receive your admission card without the right to vote, after proof of your identification and verification of your registration in the share register.

I want to order my admission card for the Annual General Meeting online after April 7, 2017. What do I do?

You may use the e-voting platform to order the admission card directly online. Due to uncertainty of “on-time” mail delivery (locally and abroad), we will not mail admission cards to the shareholders after April 7, 2017. However, your admission card will be held ready at the shareholder’s help desk at the Annual General Meeting and handed over to you after verification of a valid identification document.

Is voting confidentiality guaranteed?

The voting instructions of the individual shareholder remain confidential. The server and the website communicate via a secure encrypted https protocol and the information is not visible to ABB or any other third parties.

My address has changed. What do I have to do?

Please submit your new address details using the online platform (address change button next to the address section).

Where are the servers of e-voting platform located and which laws apply?

The tool, and associated server are operated by Nimbus AG an independent third party provider, headquartered in Ziegelbrücke (Glarus canton, Switzerland). Swiss law applies. The servers are located in Switzerland.