Declaration of compliance with some exceptions
In 2014, the Board of Management and the Supervisory Board once again carefully considered to what extent it was proper and consistent with the Company’s objectives for DEUTZ to apply all the guidelines and recommendations of the DCGK. As a result, DEUTZ AG complies with the recommendations of the Code, as amended on 13 May 2013 and 24 June 2014, with the following exceptions:
1. The D&O insurance taken out by DEUTZ AG for the members of the Supervisory Board does not provide for any excess, contrary to item 3.8 (2) and (3) DCGK. In the case of Supervisory Board members, an excess of this type is, as before, not considered an appropriate means of control.
2. There is no age limit at DEUTZ AG for members of either the Board of Management or Supervisory Board, contrary to items 5.1.2 (2) sentence 3 and 5.4.1 (2) sentence 1 DCGK. This exception enables DEUTZ AG to retain the option of benefiting from the long years of experience brought to the Company by older members of the Board of Management and Supervisory Board.
The current declaration of compliance in accordance with section 161 German Stock Corporation Act (AktG), which the Board of Management and Supervisory Board submitted on 11 December 2014, can be accessed in the Investor Relations/Corporate Governance section of the Company’s website. Declarations of compliance from previous years can also be viewed and downloaded there.