D – Geiger-Notes AG is offering its employees the possibility to purchase ordinary shares with immediate effect. As such the new shareholders can not only play a more active role in co-shaping the future of the company, they can also further bump up their private pension plan. Every employee of Geiger-Notes AG, who has been with the company for least a year, can buy full shares of the company’s common stock and thus also attend the general meeting.
According to own accounts, by offering the new staff shares, the manufacturer of calendars, sticky notes and business notebooks, is pursuing the following aims: On the one hand, due to attractive dividends and appreciations in value the shares are a good way of boosting one’s pension plan (which is also eligible for tax benefits) even in the case of conservative planning. On the other hand though it gives the employees the chance to have a bigger say in company decisions. “Our team is the most important factor for the firm’s success. Through their commitment, motivation and performance, these people have more than earnt our trust and this official right of say,” the Executive Board explained. Adding that one had consciously decided against preferred stock that isn’t coupled with voting rights or a demerger into an equity company. Theoretically speaking, due to the new staff shares in the first stage of the process up to 24.9% of the company could change into employee hands. The predominant aim is stated to be involving as many of the team members in the new offer as possible. Accordingly, the offer kicks off with an investment of under one hundred Euros.