AGM 2020

Annual General Meeting

Deutsche Post AG’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held at 10 am (CEST) on May 6, 2021. It will be conducted this year as a virtual event that is not attended in person by shareholders or their proxies and will be broadcasted on the internet.

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 online service.

The Board of Management and the Supervisory Board are proposing a dividend of €1.35 per no-par value share for financial year 2020. The entire amount of the dividend for financial year 2020 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 11, 2021, by Clearstream Banking AG via custodian banks.

AGM online service

Your vote is very important to us. To ensure that exercising your voting rights is as easy as possible we offer you the following ways via the online service:

You can register with the online service by voting by postal ballot until midnight on April 29, 2021, issuing proxies and instructions to representatives of Deutsche Post AG or sending proxy voting authority or evidence of such action.
 

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 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
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 hotline employees will be happy to answer your questions about the AGM on +49 (0)228 182 63630 from 8 am to 6 pm (CEST), Mondays to Fridays (except on public holidays).

  • Our finance strategy calls for paying out 40 % to 60 % of net profits as dividends as a general rule. The Board of Management and the Supervisory Board will therefore propose a dividend of €1.35 per share for financial year 2020 to shareholders at the Annual General Meeting on 6 May 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 will be distributed on 11 May 2021.

  • The Board of Management and the Supervisory Board will propose a dividend of €1.35 per share for financial year 2020 to shareholders at the Annual General Meeting on 6 May 2021 (previous year: €1.15). The dividend will be distributed after the deduction of capital gains tax and the solidarity surcharge on 11 May 2021.

  • Deutsche Post AG’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held at 10am (CEST) on May 6, 2021. It will be conducted this year as a virtual event that is not attended in person by shareholders or their proxies. The meeting will be held at Deutsche Post AG’s headquarters, Charles-de-Gaulle-Str. 20, 53113 Bonn, Germany.

  • If you would like to register by using the response form, we urge you to use one of the following two options: Postal voting or proxies and instructions. Proxies and instructions can be issued to the proxies of Deutsche Post AG, an intermediary, a shareholders’ association, a proxy adviser or any other individual or institution authorized under Section 135 of the Aktiengesetz (AktG – German Stock Corporation Act). You will find a proxy form that you can use to authorize a proxy at www.dpdhl.com/agm.

  • We have set up an online service for our shareholders. You may log on to it by going to www.dpdhl.com/agm and entering your shareholder number and individual access code. You can watch the entire AGM there and submit questions regarding the agenda in advance of the AGM until midnight (CEST) on May 4, 2021. You will also have an opportunity there to cast online ballots and issue proxies with instructions to Deutsche Post AG proxy representatives. If you would like to stop receiving paper invitation documents to the AGM in the future, please select Registrierung für den E-Mail-Versand (“registration for e-mail delivery”). Once you have done so, we will send you the invitation documents by e-mail in the future.

  • You can register with the online service by voting by postal ballot, issuing proxies and instructions to representatives of Deutsche Post AG or sending proxy voting authority or evidence of such action. Please register online at www.dpdhl.com/agm using your shareholder number and personal access code.
    Shareholders must have registered by the deadline listed in the invitation – midnight (CEST) on April 29, 2021 – in order to participate in the AGM.

  • The online service will be made available when the shareholder invitations to the AGM, which contain access information for the online service, are sent out. This will take place shortly after Easter but by April 9, 2021, at the latest.

  • You may register for Deutsche Post AG’s AGM either in writing or online. If you register in writing, please use the response form and return envelope that were included in your invitation and post it to Deutsche Post AG c/o ADEUS Aktienregister-Service-GmbH, 20716 Hamburg, Germany or fax it to +49 (0)228 182 63631.

    Alternatively, you can register by using the internet dialogue option offered in the online service. You will find your access data (shareholder number and individual access data) for the online service in your invitation to the AGM. Shareholders who have registered for electronic delivery of the AGM are requested to use the access code they issued themselves during registration. We must receive your registration by midnight (CEST) on April 29, 2021 (inclusive).

  • Deutsche Post AG’s AGM will begin at 10am (CEST) on May 6,2021.

  • Deutsche Post AG’s AGM will begin at 10am (CEST) on May 6,2021. The exact length of the AGM cannot be predicted.

  • Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Deutsche Post AG’s Board of Management has, with the consent of the Supervisory Board, decided to hold the AGM as a virtual annual general meeting that is not attended in person by shareholders or their proxies. Under Article 2 (1) of the Gesetz zur Abmilderung der Folgen der COVID-19-Pandemie im Zivil-, Insolvenz- und Strafverfahrensrecht (COVID-19-Gesetz – German act to mitigate the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic under civil, insolvency and criminal procedure law) dated March 27, 2020 – which has been extended to the end of 2021 – Deutsche Post AG’s AGM will be held on May 6, 2021, without the physical presence of shareholders or their proxies, with the exception of the proxies appointed by the Company.

  • As this year’s AGM will be held as a virtual event, shareholders entered into the shareholder register or their proxies will be able to watch and listen to the entire AGM via an online stream. To view the stream, please use the Livestream (live stream) button in the online service.

    The AGM will be streamed without restriction until the end of the CEO’s speech at www.dpdhl.com/agm.

  • Shareholders entered into the shareholder register and their proxies can watch and listen to Deutsche Post AG’s entire AGM live beginning at 10am (CEST) on May 6, 2021, on the websites www.dpdhl.de/hauptversammlung (German) and www.dpdhl.com/agm (English).

    Our online service is available for this purpose. The online service can be accessed at www.dpdhl.com/agm 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 (live stream) button in the online service 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 meeting president and the CEO. These speeches will be available live to all interested individuals at www.dpdhl.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.

  • The invitation to Deutsche Post AG’s AGM was published in the Bundesanzeiger (German Federal Gazette) on March 22, 2021, and has been available on our website since this date.

  • The deadline for registering for this year’s Deutsche Post AG AGM is midnight (CEST) on April 29, 2021. Registrations submitted after this time will not be processed.

  • The virtual AGM will be held in German.
    There will also be an English language translation.

  • The first part of the AGM may be viewed online by the general public. This part will comprise the speeches by the meeting president and the CEO. These speeches will be available live to all interested individuals at www.dpdhl.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.

  • Shareholders who are authorized to vote are those individuals who are listed in the shareholder register on the day of the AGM and who have registered for the meeting no later than midnight (CEST) on April 29, 2021.

  • The invitation documents for the AGM are expected to be sent to shareholders entered into our shareholder register beginning on April 8, 2021.

    Shareholders who have registered to have AGM documents sent to them electronically are expected to receive an e-mail with a link to the online service on April 8, 2021.

  • Since 2020, we have given you the opportunity to receive the invitation to the AGM by e-mail in addition to delivery as a Plusbrief. In taking this step, we are responding to the growing interest of our shareholders in digital solutions, options that enable them to access the invitation to the AGM wherever they happen to be. In doing so, we can jointly contribute to the more sustainable use raw materials.

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

  • Every shareholder who is authorized to attend the AGM is able to submit questions electronically. You may use the online service to submit questions regarding the AGM’s agenda.

    Shareholders or their proxies can submit their questions via the online service after they have registered for the AGM by the deadline. Shareholders can receive online access by entering their shareholder number and the related individual access code on www.dpdhl.com/agm.

    Questions must be submitted to Deutsche Post AG via the Company’s online service by midnight (CEST) on May 4, 2021. Questions may not be submitted after this time. Please use the Fragenaufnahme (submit question) button in the online service.

  • Since shareholders who are authorized to attend the AGM and their proxies will not take part in person, they can exercise their voting rights only by casting postal ballots or by authorizing and issuing instructions to the proxies designated by the Company.

  • Yes, you may also submit postal ballots this year. There are two ways to do so: You can use our response form with reply envelope or our online service.

  • 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.

  • The invitation to Deutsche Post AG’s AGM is published approximately six weeks prior to the AGM in the Bundesanzeiger (German Federal Gazette) and is then also available on our website.

  • This can happen for a number of reasons. Please contact our shareholder service team on +49 (0)228 182 63630.

  • 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.

  • We shall publish motions and election nominations for the AGM that need to be made available on our website http://www.dpdhl.com/en/investors/events_and_presentations/annual_general_meeting.html immediately upon receipt.

  • The AGM will be a virtual event this year. The entire meeting will be streamed online for shareholders to view and hear.

  • 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 on our website or arrange for it through your custodian bank.

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
  • The Annual General Meeting (AGM) for financial year 2017 was held on April 24, 2018 at the World Conference Center Bonn, Germany. The dividend payment was on 27 April 2018.

    April 24, 2018 – 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
    The targets relevant for granting new SARs as well as for the annual bonus shall be explained in greater detail in the remuneration report for the fiscal year 2018 to allow shareholders to comprehend the level of target achievements.
      PDF
    Annual Financial Statements (single-entity financial statements in accordance with the Handelsgesetzbuch (HGB) – German Commercial Code) and Management Report Deutsche Post AG 2017   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 2017
    Shareholdings 2017
      PDF
    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 9 (election to the Supervisory Board)     
      PDF