In this Annual Corporate Governance Statement, Deutsche Post DHL presents the main components of its corporate governance structure. These include the Declaration of Conformity from the Board of Management and Supervisory Board, information on corporate governance practices that significantly exceed the legal requirements, information on the working methods of the Board of Management and the Supervisory Board and details regarding the composition and working methods of their committees.
In December 2009, the Board of Management and the Supervisory Board again submitted an unqualified Declaration of Conformity pursuant to Section 161 of the Aktiengesetz (German stock corporation act), which reads as follows:
“The Board of Management and the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Post AG declare that the recommendations made by the Government Commission on the German Corporate Governance Code as amended on 6 June 2008 have been complied with since the last Declaration of Conformity in December 2008, and that Deutsche Post AG intends to comply with all recommendations of the Code as amended on 18 June 2009 in the future. Pursuant to section 3.8 (3), the deductible for members of the Supervisory Board will be raised to the required level upon the next adjustment of insurance policies in the first half of 2010.”
We also implemented the suggestions set forth in the Code, with one exception: the Annual General Meeting will only be broadcast on the internet until the start of the general debate.