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DHL Group AGM 2024

Annual General Meeting

Deutsche Post AG’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on May 3, 2024, starting at 10:00 a.m. (CEST). This year, it is held as a physical event, i. e., with shareholders or their proxies in attendance at the World Conference Center in Bonn, Germany.

The AGM can be watched on the website without restriction until the end of the CEO’s speech. The rest of the online broadcast of the AGM is reserved exclusively for shareholders entered in the share register and their proxies via the shareholder portal.

The Board of Management and the Supervisory Board are proposing a dividend of €1.85 per no-par-value share for financial year 2023. The entire amount of the dividend for financial year 2023 is subject to tax withholding (investment income tax and solidarity surcharge) pursuant to Section 43(1) Sentence 1 No. 1 of the German Income Tax Act (EStG). If accepted by the AGM, the dividend will be paid on May 8, 2024, by Clearstream Banking AG via custodian banks.

Event documents

Convocation/Agenda PDF
Annual Financial Statements (single-entity financial statements in accordance with the Handelsgesetzbuch (HGB) – German Commercial Code) and Management Report Deutsche Post AG 2023 PDF
Annual Report DHL Group 2023
PDF
Remuneration Report 2023
PDF
List of Shareholdings 2023
PDF
Statements made in accordance with Table 3 of the annex of Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1212 PDF
Shareholders' rights under Sections 122 (2), 126 (1), 127 and 131 (1) of the German Stock Corporation Act (Aktiengesetz, AktG) PDF
Proxy form for voting by proxy PDF
Sample reply form PDF
Counter-motions and election proposals PDF
Articles of association PDF
Supplemental information on Agenda Item 6 (election to the Supervisory Board)
PDF
Qualification matrix shareholder representatives (according to election proposal) PDF

FAQ

  • The Board of Management and the Supervisory Board are proposing a dividend of €1.85 per share for financial year 2023. If accepted by the Annual General Meeting, the dividend will be paid on May 8, 2024, by Clearstream Banking AG via custodian banks.

  • The dividend for the 2023 financial year of EUR 1.85 per no-par-value share carrying dividend rights will generally be disbursed by the custodian banks less 25% capital gains tax (investment income tax) and 5.5% solidarity surcharge on the capital gains tax and, if applicable, church tax on the capital gains tax. The dividend will be paid to shareholders by their custodian banks via Clearstream Banking AG on May 8, 2024.

    In the case of shareholders resident abroad, taxation is based on the tax regulations of the respective country of residence. The withheld capital gains tax may be reduced in accordance with existing agreements on the avoidance of double taxation between the Federal Republic of Germany and the country concerned.

  • The dividend will be paid on the basis of legal requirements three working days after the AGM. Deutsche Post AG’s Annual General Meeting will be held on May 3, 2024. The dividend will be paid on May 8, 2024.

  • The house or custodian bank with which your shares of Deutsche Post AG are deposited.

  • Deutsche Post AG’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held at 10:00 am (CEST) on May 3, 2024. Doors open at 8:30 am. The AGM is conducted as an physical event this year that is attended in person by shareholders or their proxies. The venue where the event will be held is the World Conference Center Bonn (WCCB), Platz der Vereinten Nationen 2, 53113 Bonn, Germany.

  • The invitation documents for the AGM are expected to be sent to shareholders entered into our shareholder register beginning on April 5, 2024.

    Shareholders who have registered to have AGM documents sent to them electronically are expected to receive an e-mail with a link to register online on April 5, 2024.

  • The deadline for registering for this year’s Deutsche Post AG AGM is midnight (CEST) on April 26, 2024. Registrations submitted after this time will not be processed.

  • Shareholders entered into the shareholder register and their proxies will be able to watch and listen to the AGM during an online livestream. To view the stream, please use the “Livestream” button on the shareholder portal.

    The AGM will be streamed without restriction until the end of the CEO’s speech at group.dhl.com/agm. In other words, the opening address by the Chairman of the Meeting and the CEO’s speech will be livestreamed without restriction on the website, but not the subsequent general debate.  

  • Since 2020, we have offered the alternative opportunity to receive the invitation to the AGM by e-mail instead of traditional mail delivery. This option is in response to the growing interest among shareholders in a means of accessing the AGM invitation digitally, irrespective of location.

    To register for e-mail delivery, please visit our website at group.dhl.com/agm-mail or register directly at group.dhl.com/hv-mail with your shareholder number and access code. You will find both in the registration forms for this year’s AGM.

  • Exclusively in German.

    Upon request, there is the option to listen along to an simultaneous interpretation in English at the venue as well as in the shareholder portal.

  • If a shareholder does not plan to attend the Annual General Meeting themselves, but would prefer to have another individual attend on their behalf, the shareholder can designate a proxy to exercise the voting rights at the Annual General Meeting by ordering an admission ticket in the proxy’s name or their name using the shareholder portal or by returning the reply form attached to the invitation letter. In the latter case, the shareholder can designate a proxy on their admission ticket who will attend on their behalf.

    In addition, the shareholder can issue proxy authorization and instructions to the proxies of Deutsche Post AG using the shareholder portal or by returning the reply form. It is also possible to issue proxy authorization and voting instructions to a bank, a shareholders’ association or an equivalent person or institution as defined by section 135 of the AktG using the reply form (please ensure in advance that the person or institution is willing to represent the shareholder). Those financial institutions, shareholders' associations and other legally equivalent persons or institutions pursuant to Section 135 AktG which use the Company's shareholder portal may also be appointed to serve as proxies via the shareholder portal available at group.dhl.com/agm. Alternatively, the shareholder can exercise their voting rights by submitting a postal ballot. This can be done through the reply form or the shareholder portal (group.dhl.com/agm).

  • Shares can be bought at any time. There is no lodgment day or lock for registered shares.

    The number of shares indicated on the admission ticket refers to the amount recorded in the share register on the day the ticket is issued. The registration status on the day of the Annual General Meeting is, however, decisive with respect to the right to attend the Annual General Meeting and the number of voting rights at the Annual General Meeting dedicated to each authorized participant. Entries in the share register are, in principle, updated for purchases and sales on an ongoing basis.

    Please note that modifications to the share register will be suspended from midnight, 24:00 CEST, April 26, 2024, until the end of the Annual General Meeting. Therefore, on the day of the Annual General Meeting, the share register reflects the registration status as of midnight, April 26, 2024. This means that shareholders who purchase shares and submit applications to the Company for modification of the share register that are received after midnight on April 26, 2024, will not be permitted to exercise their right to attend the AGM or submit votes arising from these shares. In such cases, the right to attend and the right to vote remain with the shareholder entered in the share register until the change in ownership is recorded.

  • The shareholders of the Company who are registered in the Company’s share register and have notified the Company of their shareholding and intention to attend by the notification deadline (midnight on April 26, 2024) are entitled to attend and exercise their voting rights at the Annual General Meeting. The registration status in the share register on the day of the Annual General Meeting is decisive with respect to the right to attend the Annual General Meeting and the number of voting rights at the Annual General Meeting dedicated to each authorized participant.

    Please note that modifications to the share register will be suspended from midnight on April 26, 2024. This means that shareholders who purchase shares and submit applications to the Company for modification of the share register that are received after midnight on April 26, 2024, will not be permitted to exercise their right to attend the AGM or submit votes arising from these shares. In such cases, the right to attend and the right to vote remain with the shareholder entered in the share register until the change in ownership is recorded.

  • If you would like us to change your address information, please send us the detached portion of the invitation letter with the included reply envelope for the purpose of changing the address. You can also change your address in our shareholder portal at group.dhl.com/shareregister or arrange for it through your custodian bank.

  • Shareholders entered into the shareholder register and their proxies can watch and listen to Deutsche Post AG’s entire AGM live beginning at 10:00 am (CEST) on May 3, 2024, on the website group.dhl.com/hauptversammlung (German) and group.dhl.com/agm (English).

    Our shareholder portal is available for this purpose. The shareholder portal can be accessed at group.dhl.com/agm-mail with the access code you received with your invitation to the Annual General Meeting or issued yourself when you registered for electronic delivery of the invitation to the Annual General Meeting.

    To watch the AGM online, please click the “Livestream” button in the shareholder portal once you have registered.

  • The first part of the AGM may be viewed online by the general public. This part will comprise the introductory speeches by the Chairman of the meeting and the CEO. These speeches will be available live to all interested individuals at group.dhl.com/agm. The “closed portion” of the AGM will begin following the speech by the CEO. Only Deutsche Post AG shareholders will be able to attend this part of the meeting. They will have to use their individual log-in data to do so.

    Technical requirements:

    • Desktop PC, laptop or Apple Mac computer, mobile device with iOS or Android
    • Internet connection (preferably DSL)
    • Internet browser (JavaScript and pop-ups enabled)
    • Headphones or speakers
  • Shares of Deutsche Post AG trade on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (Prime Standard market segment, official market) and all other German stock exchanges. The shares first traded on November 20, 2000.

Annual General Meeting Archive

  • Deutsche Post AG’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held on May 4, 2023. This year, it took place as a physical event, i.e., with shareholders or their proxies in attendance at the World Conference Center in Bonn, Germany.

    The AGM could be watched on the website without restriction until the end of the CEO’s speech. The rest of the online broadcast of the AGM was reserved exclusively for shareholders entered in the share register and their proxies via the online service.

    The Annual General Meeting on May 4, 2023 decided a dividend of €1.85 per share for fiscal year 2022 for shareholders (previous year: €1.80).

    The entire amount of the dividend for fiscal year 2022 is subject to tax withholding (investment income tax and solidarity surcharge) pursuant to Section 43(1), Sentence 1, No. 1, of the German Income Tax Act (EStG).

    The dividend was paid to the shareholders by their custodian banks via Clearstream Banking AG beginning on May 9, 2023.

    May 4, 2023 – Broadcast

    Broadcast of the Annual General Meeting until the conclusion of the CEO’s address.

    Event documents

    Presentation Dr Frank Appel PDF
    Speech Dr Frank Appel PDF
    Results of the vote PDF
    Dividend announcement PDF
    Convocation/Agenda PDF
    Item 2 adjusted PDF
    Annual Financial Statements (single-entity financial statements in accordance with the Handelsgesetzbuch (HGB) – German Commercial Code) and Management Report Deutsche Post AG 2022 PDF
    Annual Report Deutsche Post DHL Group 2022
    PDF
    List of Shareholdings 2022
    PDF
    Statements made in accordance with Table 3 of the annex of Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1212 PDF
    Statements made in accordance with Table 8 of Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1212 PDF
    Shareholders' rights under Sections 122 (2), 126 (1), 127 and 131 (1) of the German Stock Corporation Act (Aktiengesetz, AktG) PDF
    Proxy form for voting by proxy PDF
    Reply form PDF
    Counter-motions and election proposals PDF
    Articles of association PDF
    Supplemental information on Agenda Item 5 (election to the Supervisory Board)
    PDF
    Qualification matrix shareholder representatives (according to election proposal) PDF

  • Deutsche Post AG’s AGM was held on May 6, 2022. It was conducted this year as a virtual event that was not attended in person by shareholders or their proxies, and was broadcasted on the internet.

    The AGM could be watched on the website without restriction until the end of the CEO’s speech. The rest of the online broadcast of the AGM was reserved exclusively for shareholders entered in the share register and their proxies via the online service.

    The AGM decided a dividend of €1.80 per share for financial year 2021 to shareholders at the Annual General Meeting on May 6, 2021 (previous year: €1.35). The financial year 2021 dividend of €1.80 per no-par value share carrying dividend rights will generally be disbursed by the custodian banks less 25 % capital gains tax (investment income tax) and 5.5 % solidarity surcharge on the capital gains tax and, if applicable, church tax on the capital gains tax.

    The dividend was paid to shareholders by their custodian banks via Clearstream Banking AG beginning May 11, 2022.

    May 6, 2022 – Broadcast

    Broadcast of the Annual General Meeting until the conclusion of the CEO’s address.

    Event documents

    Presentation Dr Frank Appel PDF
    Speech Dr Frank Appel PDF
    Results of the vote PDF
    Dividend annoucement PDF
    Convocation/Agenda PDF
    Item 2 adjusted PDF
    Annual Financial Statements (single-entity financial statements in accordance with the Handelsgesetzbuch (HGB) – German Commercial Code) and Management Report Deutsche Post AG 2021 PDF
    PwC has been the auditing company since 1995 and Verena Heineke has been the auditor responsible since the Interim Report as at 31 March 2016. For fiscal year 2022, the auditor in charge will be Mr. Dietmar Prümm.  
    Annual Report Deutsche Post DHL Group 2021
    PDF
    Disclosures pursuant to section 125 para. 5 AktG in conjunction with Table 3 of the Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1212 (EU-DVO) PDF
    Statements made in accordance with Table 8 of Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1212 PDF
    Information on the rights of shareholders according to Sections 122 (2), 126 (1), 127 of the Aktiengesetz (German Stock Corporation Act) and Section 1 (2) Sentence 1 No. 3 COVMG PDF
    Proxy form for voting by proxy PDF
    Reply form PDF
    Counter-motions and election proposals PDF
    Articles of association PDF
    Supplemental information on Agenda Item 7 (election to the Supervisory Board)
    In future, the Finance and Audit Committee of Deutsche Post AG shall consist of eight members instead of six. Lawrence Rosen and Prof. Dr. Luise Hölscher (shareholder representative) and Jörg von Dosky (employee representative) have been newly appointed.
    PDF

  • Deutsche Post AG’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held on May 6, 2021. It was conducted this year as a virtual event that was not attended in person by shareholders or their proxies and was broadcasted on the internet.

    The AGM could be watched on the website without restriction until the end of the CEO’s speech. The rest of the online broadcast of the AGM was reserved exclusively for shareholders entered in the share register and their proxies via the online service.

    The AGM decided a dividend of €1.35 per share for financial year 2020 to shareholders at the Annual General Meeting on May 6, 2021 (previous year: €1.15). The financial year 2020 dividend of €1.35 per no-par value share carrying dividend rights will generally be disbursed by the custodian banks less 25 % capital gains tax (investment income tax) and 5.5 % solidarity surcharge on the capital gains tax (total of 26.38 %) and, if applicable, church tax on the capital gains tax.

    The dividend was paid to shareholders by their custodian banks via Clearstream Banking AG on May 11, 2021.

    May 6, 2021 – Broadcast

    Broadcast of the Annual General Meeting until the conclusion of the CEO’s address.

    Event documents

    Presentation Dr Frank Appel   PDF
    Speech Dr Frank Appel   PDF
    Results of the vote   PDF
    Dividend announcement   PDF
    Convocation/Agenda   PDF
    Item 2 adjusted   PDF
    Annual Financial Statements (single-entity financial statements in accordance with the Handelsgesetzbuch (HGB) – German Commercial Code) and Management Report Deutsche Post AG 2020   PDF
    PwC has been the auditing company since 1995 and Verena Heineke has been the auditor responsible since the Interim Report as at 31 March 2016.    
    Annual Report Deutsche Post DHL Group 2020
      PDF
    Disclosures pursuant to section 125 para. 5 AktG in conjunction with Table 3 of the Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1212 (EU-DVO)   PDF
    Statements made in accordance with Table 8 of Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1212   PDF
    Information on the rights of shareholders according to Sections 122 (2), 126 (1), 127 of the Aktiengesetz (German Stock Corporation Act) and Section 1 (2) Sentence 1 No. 3 COVMG   PDF
    Proxy form for voting by proxy   PDF
    Reply form   PDF
    Counter-motions and election proposals   PDF
    Articles of association   PDF
    Supplemental information on Agenda Item 6 (election to the Supervisory Board)     
      PDF