Corporate Governance Report

In the corporate governance declaration, we report, in accordance with No. 3.10 of the German Corporate Governance Code (DCGK) and Section 289a of the German Commercial Code (HGB) on the principles of management and corporate governance. The declaration contains the declaration of conformity, information on corporate governance practices, a description of how the Management Board and Supervisory Board work and key corporate governance structures. The declaration is also available to the public on our website at www.vonovia.de.

Fundamental Information

Corporate governance is the responsible management and supervision of a company. The Management Board and the Supervisory Board are committed to the principles of corporate governance. The principles are the basis for the sustainable success of the company and therefore serve as guidelines for conduct in the company’s daily management and business.

Good corporate governance strengthens the trust of our shareholders, business associates, customers, employees and the general public in Vonovia SE. It increases the company’s transparency and strengthens our Group’s credibility. With balanced corporate governance, the Management Board and the Supervisory Board wish to safeguard Vonovia SE’s competitiveness, strengthen the trust of the capital market and the general public in the company and sustainably increase the company’s value.

As a major housing company, we are aware of the particular significance of our entrepreneurial actions for society at large. As a result, we are also committed to the main aims and principles of the corporate governance initiative of the German housing industry, which we have been a member of since November 14, 2003. The initiative supplements the corporate governance principles to include housing-specific aspects and is committed to even greater transparency, an improved image and a more competitive real estate sector.

Declaration of Conformity with the German Corporate Governance Code by the Management Board and Supervisory Board in Accordance with Section 161 of the German Stock Corporation Act (AktG)

In February 2017, the Management Board and the Supervisory Board declared compliance with the recommendations of the German Corporate Governance Code in accordance with Section 161 of the German Stock Corporation Act (AktG) and made the declaration publicly and permanently available on the company’s website.