53. Declaration of compliance with the German Corporate Governance Code

In September 2018, the Management Board and the Supervisory Board issued the annual declaration of conformity pursuant to § 161 of the German Stock Corporation Act (AktG) concerning the recommendations of the Government Commission on the German Corporate Code. The statement is published permanently on the website of METRO AG (www.metroag.de).

Statutory and factual regulatory framework for the management and supervision of a company.