AGM 2021

Annual General Meeting

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

FAQ

  • Our finance strategy calls for paying out 40 % to 60 % of net profits as dividends as a general rule. The AGM decided a dividend of €1.35 per share for fiscal year 2020 on May 6, 2021 (previous year: €1.15).

    In relation to the consolidated net profit attributable to Deutsche Post AG shareholders, the payout ratio amounts to 56.2 %. The net dividend yield based on the year-end closing price for our shares is 3.3 %.

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

  • The AGM decided  a dividend of €1.35 per share for financial year 2020 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.

    Capital gains tax and the solidarity surcharge will not be deducted for shareholders domiciled in Germany who have submitted a "non-assessment certificate" (Nicht-Veranlagungsbescheinigung) to their custodian bank; this also applies in cases where an “exemption order” (Freistellungsauftrag) has been issued to the extent that the amount eligible for exemption has not been exhausted by other income from capital assets.

    Shareholders domiciled abroad will be subject to the tax law of their individual countries of residence.

  • Deutsche Post AG’s next Annual General Meeting is expected to be held on May 6, 2022.

  • 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. The meeting was held at Deutsche Post AG’s headquarters, Charles-de-Gaulle-Str. 20, 53113 Bonn, Germany.

  • 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 online at www.dpdhl.com/en/investors/service/share-register-service.html or arrange for it through your custodian bank.

  • Shares can be bought and/or sold at any time. There is no lodgment day or lock for registered shares. Please note, however: Shareholders need to hold the shares in their portfolio on the day of the AGM so that they can receive the dividend payment after the AGM. However, please clarify the details with your custodian bank.

Impressions of the event

Annual General Meeting Archive

  • Deutsche Post AG’s AGM was held on August 27, 2020. It was conducted this year as a virtual event that is not attended in person by shareholders or their proxies, and it was broadcast on the internet.

    The Board of Management and the Supervisory Board proposed a dividend of €1.15 per share for financial year 2019, unchanged from the previous year. Accepted by the AGM, the dividend was paid on September 1, 2020.

    Capital gains tax and solidarity surcharge will be withheld on €1.02 of the dividend for the 2019 financial year. €0.13 will be paid from the contribution account for tax purposes as defined in Section 27 of the Körperschaftsteuergesetz (KStG - German corporate tax act) and thus distributed without withholding capital gains tax. International shareholders will be subject to the tax law of their individual countries of residence.

    August 27, 2020 – Broadcast

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

    Event documents

    Presentation Dr Frank Appel   PDF
    Speech of Dr Frank Appel   PDF
    Results of the vote   PDF
    Dividend annoucement   PDF
    Convocation/Agenda   PDF
    Annual Financial Statements (single-entity financial statements in accordance with the Handelsgesetzbuch (HGB) – German Commercial Code) Deutsche Post AG 2019   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 2019
      PDF
    Non-financial Report   PDF
    Information on the rights of shareholders according to Sections  122 (2), 126 (1), 127 of the Aktiengesetz (German Stock Corporation Act) and Art. 2 Section 1 (2) Sentence 1 No. 3 Act to Mitigate the Consequences of the COVID-19 Pandemic under Civil, Insolvency and Criminal Procedure Law   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
  • The Annual General Meeting (AGM) for financial year 2018 was held on May 15, 2019 at the World Conference Center Bonn, Platz der Vereinten Nationen 2, 53113 Bonn, Germany. The dividend payment was on 20 May, 2019.

    May 15, 2019 – Broadcast

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

    Event documents

    Presentation Dr Frank Appel   PDF
    Speech of Dr Frank Appel   PDF
    Results of the vote   PDF
    Dividend announcement   PDF
    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 2018   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 2018
      PDF
    Non-financial Report   PDF
    Information on the rights of shareholders according to Section 121 (3) sentence 3 no. 3 of the Aktiengesetz (German Stock Corporation Act)   PDF
    Counter-motions and election proposals   PDF
    Articles of association   PDF
    Supplemental information on Agenda Item 6 (election to the Supervisory Board)     
      PDF