If I have not yet exchanged my Daimler-Benz stock certificates for Daimler shares, how do I do this?
Daimler-Benz stock certificates with a valid coupon sheet are still being accepted for exchange. The bank will probably charge you a fee for this, which is not refundable by Daimler. You may also contact the Coupon Center of the Deutsche Bank.
All stockholders whose shares are transfer posted/exchanged after the merger will also receive a bonus of 0.5%. This bonus is issued either as one additional share for every 200 shares in a portfolio, or as a cash credit for the fractional shares. For physical Daimler-Benz stock certificates you will receive Daimler shares in the form of a collective securities account credit. When you make the exchange you are not permitted to retain your old Daimler-Benz stock certificates, or to have them cancelled and returned.
Since Daimler shares are registered shares, the shareholders' names will be entered in the share register, or the existing entry will be updated, unless your custodian bank has them entered under its name. The fees for this process will be charged to the banks by the central securities account center of Clearstream Banking AG (formerly the German Securities Settlement Organization or Kassenverein), and the banks may then pass them on to the customer.