This section answers the most frequently asked questions on various topics. Answers are correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication (27 May 2019) and are subject to change without prior notice.
The German securities code numbers for Deutsche EuroShop shares are WKN 748020 and ISIN (International Securities Identification Number) DE0007480204.
Deutsche EuroShop shares are traded on the official market with admission to trading on the Prime Standard on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and on Xetra and also on the OTC markets on the Berlin, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Hanover, Munich and Stuttgart stock exchanges.
Deutsche EuroShop shares are included in the following indices : MDAX, HDAX, EPRA, MSCI Small Cap, GPR 250, HASPAX, EPIX 30, DIMAX, Prime Financial Services, Prime All Share, Classic All Share, F.A.Z.-Index, DivMSDAX.
Deutsche EuroShop's next AGM will take place on 16 June 2020 in Hamburg.
The dividend is paid on the third trading day following the General Meeting every year.
As part of the harmonisation of the securities settlement process in the European Union, a standard settlement due date – the "record date" – was introduced in Germany on 1 January 2017. This changed the usual timeline for settling dividend payments. This was based on the 2015 amendment to Art. 58 of the German Stock Corporation Act (AktG), which postponed the dividend due date to the third business day after the Annual General Meeting. Falling between the ex-dividend date and the payment date, the record day is when the relevant assets for the payment of the dividend are determined.
All shareholders who hold Deutsche EuroShop shares in their custody accounts after the close of trading on the day of the General Meeting will receive the dividend distributed for the previous financial year.
A dividend of €1.50 per share for financial year 2018 was approved by the Annual General Meeting.
Dividends paid to shareholders domiciled in Germany are generally subject to income or corporation tax. Private investors are charged with the definitive withholding tax at a flat rate of 25% plus the solidarity surcharge as from 2009. Exceptions may be made under certain circumstances for dividend payments that are regarded as equity repayments for tax purposes (distributions from EK04 – equity class 04 – or, since 2001, from the tax-recognised contribution account). Deutsche EuroShop’s dividend partially fulfils this requirement. The dividend payment partially constitutes untaxable (i.e. tax-free) income for shareholders in accordance with section 20 (1) clause 1 sentence 3 of the Einkommensteuergesetz (German Income Tax Act). However since 2009 these distributions are taxable due to the new legal status, as capital gains from securities are subject to tax if they are bought after 31 December 2008. In this case the acquisition costs are reduced by the dividends and lead to higher capital gains at the time of the disposal.
Deutsche EuroShop went public on 2 January 2001 at an issue price of €38.40 (before split) per share.
Deutsche EuroShop employed five members of staff as at 31 December 2018.
Deutsche EuroShop has published its corporate governance principles, which are closely oriented on the Code, on the Internet. You can read our current Declaration of Conformity here.
Deutsche EuroShop's accounts are prepared in accordance with IAS/IFRS (International Accounting Standards/International Financial Reporting Standards).
There are currently 61,783,594 no-par value registered shares outstanding, each with a notional value of €1.00.
You can find an overview of the shareholder structure here.
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