METRO carried out a shareholder identification pursuant to § 67d of the German Stock Corporation Act (AktG) as of the closing date on 1 November 2022. Based on this identification, EP Global Commerce GmbH holds 45.62% of the voting rights of METRO AG, while the Meridian Stiftung foundation and the Beisheim group jointly hold 24.00% and CECONOMY AG holds 0.99%. Under the terms of the 2016 demerger agreement, latter must not be sold until 1 October 2023. The free float share is 29.39%. These percentages refer to the total number of voting rights from ordinary and preference shares. Notifications of voting rights in accordance with the German Securities Trading Act (WpHG) were not received for these figures.
Based on the voting right notifications received by METRO AG in accordance with the German Securities Trading Act (WpHG), the shares are distributed as follows: EP Global Commerce GmbH holds 40.60% of the voting rights, and Meridian Stiftung and the Beisheim Group share a total of approximately 23.94% of the voting rights in a pooling agreement. CECONOMY AG owns 0.99%. The percentages based on the voting rights notifications refer to the number of voting rights from ordinary shares.
- For more information about details of the pooling agreement between Meridian Stiftung and Beisheim Holding, see chapter 6 Takeover-related disclosures in the combined management report.
As of 30 September 2022, the free-floating shares of METRO AG are held by a number of national and international investors. Internationally they are mainly held by investors from North America, continental Europe, the United Kingdom and Ireland.