Description of the operating procedures of the Board of Management and Supervisory Board

At DEUTZ, responsibility for the executive function lies with the Board of Management; the Supervisory Board monitors and advises the Board of Management in its activities.

With the long-term development of the Company in mind, the Board of Management and Supervisory Board maintain an open, ongoing dialogue on all strategic decisions in the Company – a process that continued in the year under review. The primary aim of the close cooperation between the two bodies is to enhance the value of the Company over the long term for the benefit of shareholders, employees and business partners. Accordingly, the Board of Management provides the Supervisory Board with regular, comprehensive and timely reports on all relevant issues relating to planning, business performance, risk position and risk management.

The Supervisory Board’s work is based on rules of procedure, which can be downloaded from the DEUTZ AG website at

Five meetings of the Supervisory Board took place in 2014.

As it had in previous years, the Supervisory Board examined the efficiency of its work in 2014 by carrying out a survey. The results of this survey, which all of the Supervisory Board members completed, were presented at its meeting on 25 September 2014 where they were discussed at length. The Supervisory Board’s finding was that it fulfilled its legal obligations and operated efficiently; more specifically, it found that all parameters had improved in comparison with the 2013 survey.

No former members of the DEUTZ AG Board of Management are now members of the Supervisory Board.

After the scheduled election in 2013, the Supervisory Board was elected for a period that runs until the Annual General Meeting in 2018.

The principles by which the Board of Management operates are summarised in rules of procedure issued by the Supervisory Board, which can also be downloaded from the DEUTZ AG website.

Board of Management meetings generally take place every two weeks.

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