Annual General Meeting 2024
Welcome to the website of the Annual General Meeting of METRO AG on 07 February 2024. Here you can find information about the virtual Annual General Meeting and the internet-based, electronic InvestorPortal which could be used from 17 January 2024.
The Annual General Meeting of METRO AG was held on
Wednesday, 07 February 2024, at 11:00 CET,
as a virtual general meeting without physical presence of shareholders or their proxies.
InvestorPortal and Livestream
The entire Annual General Meeting was broadcasted live (video and audio) for duly registered shareholders and their proxies on METRO AG's internet-based, electronic InvestorPortal. The exercise of voting rights was also possible via the InvestorPortal. Please note that in addition to the holders of ordinary shares also the holders of preference shares were entitled to vote (for details please see the invitation to the Annual General Meeting). Also in case of an authorisation of third parties, voting rights could only be exercised by way of an electronic postal vote or by issuing powers of attorney and instructions to the proxies nominated by the Company.
On the day of the Annual General Meeting the speech of the Chairmen of the Management Board was streamed live on the internet for everybody’s interest, starting at approx. 11:15 CET.
Invitation and Documents
The legally binding language for the agenda of and the general information on the Annual General Meeting 2024 of METRO AG is German. Accordingly, only the German version constitutes the legally binding document while the English version is a convenience translation only.
Invitation to the Annual General Meeting on 07 February 2024
The agenda includes further information, in particular regarding
- the terms and conditions for participation at the Annual General Meeting and the exercise of voting rights,
- the record date and its relevance pursuant to § 123 (4) sent. 2 German Stock Corporation Act (Aktiengesetz),
- the process of exercising voting rights via electronic postal vote,
- the process of exercising voting rights by a proxy,
- information about rights of shareholders pursuant to § 122 (2), § 126 (1), §§ 127, 131 (1) German Stock Corporation Act,
- the total number of shares and voting rights at the time of the calling of the Annual General Meeting, and
- a reference to the Company's website via which the information pursuant to § 124a German Stock Corporation Act is made available.
Additional note to agenda item 5 (Election of the auditor)
KPMG AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft, Berlin, has served as the auditor of METRO AG without interruption since the financial year 2016/17. The auditor responsible for the audit for the financial year 2022/23 is Mr Michael Jessen; he has signed METRO AG's audit opinion for the first time for the financial year 2022/23. Mr Michael Jessen will be the auditor responsible for the audit for the financial year 2023/24 as well.
Annual Report 2022/23 - Consolidated Financial Statements
Approved consolidated financial statements of METRO AG and combined management report for METRO AG and METRO group for the financial year 2022/23, including inter alia the report of the Supervisory Board.
Annual Financial Statements 2022/23
Adopted annual financial statements of METRO AG for the financial year 2022/23.
Annex to agenda item 6 (Elections to the Supervisory Board)
Information on the resolution proposal of the Supervisory Board for the election to the Supervisory Board:
- Mr Jürgen Steinemann
- Mr Willem Eelman
- Mr Roman Šilha
- Mr Stefan Tieben
Articles of Association of METRO AG
Version: Resolution of the Annual General Meeting of 24 February 2023
Annex to agenda item 7 (Approval of the Remuneration Report for the 2022/23 financial year)
Information with regard to agenda item 8 (Proposed changes of the Articles of Association)
Synoptical juxtaposition of the current version of § 16 of the Articles of Association of METRO AG and the intended amendment of this regulation to the resolution proposal under agenda item 8.
Information pursuant to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1212 for the notification pursuant to § 125 of the German Stock Corporation Act of METRO AG
Countermotions and Elections Nominations by Shareholders
Shareholder countermotions (§ 126 German Stock Corporation Act) and election nominations by shareholders (§ 127 German Stock Corporation Act) will be made available on this website.
Notes and recommendations for connecting via video communication
Notice: All documents published above are non-binding convenience translations. In all cases the German language version shall prevail.
Voting results of the Annual General Meeting of METRO AG on 07 February 2024.
Information about the Dividend
|Resolution on the appropriation of the balance sheet profits by the Annual General Meeting
|07 February 2024
|Dividend cut-off date
|07 February 2024
|Trading of METRO share without dividend payment (Ex Date)
|08 February 2024
|Dividend Record Date
|09 February 2024
|12 February 2024
|Deutsche Bank AG
Form for Proxy / Power of attorney to a third party
Confirmation of the exercise of voting rights
After termination of the Annual General Meeting, all shareholders will receive upon request a confirmation of the exercise of voting rights according to § 129 German Stock Corporation Act. The confirmation may be accessed by the entitled persons in the InvestorPortal or be requested via e-mail to