after the person becomes an interested shareholder, the business combination is approved by the board of directors of the corporation and holders of at least 66.67% of the outstanding voting stock, excluding shares held by the interested shareholder.
A Delaware corporation may elect not to be governed by Section 203 by a provision contained in the original certificate of incorporation of the corporation or an amendment to the original certificate of incorporation or to the bylaws of the company, which amendment must be approved by a majority of the shares entitled to vote and may not be further amended by the board of directors of the corporation. Such an amendment is not effective until twelve months following its adoption.
The management board provides the general meeting of shareholders in good time with all information that the general meeting requires, unless this would be contrary to an overriding interest of us. If the management board invokes an overriding interest, it must give reasons.
Under the Amended and Restated Shareholders’ Agreement, Expedia Group and the Founders are entitled to receive certain information from us, subject always to the restrictions imposed on us by mandatory law.
Our shareholders’ register is available for inspection by the shareholders and usufructuaries and pledgees whose particulars must be registered therein.
Under the Delaware General Corporation Law, any shareholder may inspect for any proper purpose certain of the corporation’s books and records during the corporation’s usual hours of business.
Under our articles of association, the general meeting of shareholders shall at all times be entitled to suspend or dismiss a management board or supervisory board member. The general meeting of shareholders may only adopt a resolution to suspend or dismiss a management board member or supervisory board member by at least a two thirds majority of the votes cast, provided such majority represents more than half of the issued share capital, unless the proposal was made by the supervisory board in which case a simple majority of the votes cast is sufficient.
Under the Delaware General Corporation Law, any director or the entire board of directors may be removed, with or without cause, by the holders of a majority of the shares then entitled to vote at an election of directors, except (i) unless the certificate of incorporation provides otherwise, in the case of a corporation whose board is classified, shareholders may effect such removal only for cause, or (ii) in the case of a corporation having cumulative voting, if less than the entire board is to be removed, no director may be removed without cause if the votes cast against his removal would be sufficient to elect him if then cumulatively voted at an election of the entire board of directors, or, if there are classes of directors, at an election of the class of directors of which he is a part.