Annual Report 2019

Corporate Governance

In this corporate governance declaration (also known as the Corporate Governance Report), we report on the principles of management and corporate governance for the last fiscal year in accordance with Sections 289f and 315d of the German Commercial Code (HGB) and No. 3.10 of the German Corporate Governance Code (GCGC, as published on February 7, 2017). 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 Pursuant to Section 317 (2) (6) HGB, the disclosures pursuant to Sections 289f and 315d HGB are not included in the audit performed by the auditor of the annual financial statements.

Declaration of Conformity to the GCGC Pursuant to Section 161 of the German Stock Corporation Act (AktG)

The Management Board and the Supervisory Board of Vonovia SE declare that the company has complied with the recommendations made by the “Government Commission on the German Corporate Governance Code (GCGC)”, as published by the German Federal Ministry of Justice in the official section of the federal gazette on February 7, 2017, since the last declaration of conformity dated November 8, 2019, and that it will continue to do so in the future.