On 17 October 2022, METRO was the victim of a cyberattack, which we informed the public on our website www.metroag.de. The cyberattack causes a partial failure of the IT systems. Despite the swift restoration of the IT infrastructure and the associated operational customer services since then, the cyberattack has caused sales losses, inefficiencies and cost increases. Consequently, we expect a negative impact on earnings in the mid double-digit million euros range. Supported by external forensic experts, all functional areas, in particular Corporate Security and METRO DIGITAL, continue to analyse the cyberattack in detail in collaboration with all relevant authorities.
Sale of real estate
In collaboration with the city of Düsseldorf, a new utilisation concept was developed for parts of the campus site in Düsseldorf in order to make areas available for the creation of new living space. In October 2022, this partial area was sold for proceeds in the low 3-digit million euros range.