Please activate JavaScript!
Please install Adobe Flash Player, click here for download

DES GB 11 Finanzbericht englisch

BuSINESS AND ECONOMIC CONDITIONS opErating activitiEs Deutsche EuroShop AG is the only public company in Germany to invest solely in shopping centers in prime locations. On 31 December 2011 it had investments in 19 shopping centers in Germany, Austria, Poland and Hungary. The Group generates its reported revenue from rental income on the space which it lets in the shopping centers. group’s lEgal structurE Due to its lean personnel structure, the Deutsche EuroShop Group is centrally organised. The parent company, Deutsche EuroShop AG, is responsible for corporate strategy, portfolio and risk management, fi- nancing and communication. The Company’s registered office is in Hamburg. Deutsche EuroShop is an Aktiengesellschaft (stock corporation) under German law. The indi- vidual shopping centers are managed as separate companies and depend- ing on the share of nominal capital owned are either fully or propor- tionally consolidated or accounted for using the equity method. More information on indirect or direct investments is provided in the notes to the consolidated financial statements. Deutsche EuroShop shares are traded on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and other exchanges. As at 31 December 2011, 10.0% were owned by Alexander Otto (2010: 11.64%). The share capital amounted to € 51,631,400 on 31 December 2011 and was composed of 51,631,400 no-par value registered shares. The no- tional value of each share is € 1.00. According to section 5 of the Articles of Association, the Executive Board is authorised, with the approval of the Supervisory Board, to in- crease the share capital by up to a total of € 14,540,467 on one or several occasions by 16 June 2015 through the issuance of up to 14,540,467 (no-par value) registered shares against cash or non-cash contributions (as of 31 December 2011). The Executive Board is authorised, with the Supervisory Board’s ap- proval, to issue by 15 June 2016, convertible bonds with a total nominal value of up to € 200 million and a maximum term of ten years and to grant the holders of the respective bonds ranking pari passu inter se conversion rights to new no-par value shares in the Company up to a total of 10,000,000 shares, as detailed in the terms and conditions for convertible bonds to be published by the Executive Board with the ap- proval of the Supervisory Board. govErnancE and supErvision The Executive Board of Deutsche EuroShop manages the Company in accordance with the provisions of German company law and with its rules of procedure. The Executive Board’s duties, responsibilities and business procedures are laid down in its rules of procedure and in its schedule of responsibilities. The Supervisory Board supervises and advises the Executive Board in its management activities in accordance with the provisions of Ger- man company law and its rules of procedure. It appoints members of the Executive Board, and significant business transacted by the Executive Board is subject to its approval. The Supervisory Board is composed of six members, all of whom are elected by the Annual General Meeting. Members of the Executive Board are appointed and dismissed on the basis of sections 84 and 85 of the Aktiengesetz (AktG – German Pub- lic Companies Act). Changes to the Articles of Association are made in accordance with sections 179 and 133 of the AktG, and the Super- visory Board is also authorised, without a resolution of the Annual General Meeting, to amend the Articles of Association in line with new legal provisions that become binding on the Company, as well as to resolve changes to the Articles of Association that only relate to the wording. More information about the Executive Board and the Supervisory Board can be found in the declaration on corporate governance. dEclaration on corporatE govErnancE The declaration on corporate governance, in conformity with section 3.10 of the Deutscher Corporate Governance Kodex (German Corpo- rate Governance Code), as well as section 289a (1) of the Handelsge- setzbuch (HGB – German Commercial Code) has been published on the Deutsche EuroShop website at DES Annual Report 2011 5