Based on a shareholder identification carried out pursuant to § 67d of the German Stock Corporation Act (AktG) as of 1 November 2022, EP Global Commerce GmbH holds 45.62% of the voting rights of METRO AG, while the Meridian Stiftung and the Beisheim Group jointly hold 24.00% and CECONOMY AG holds 0.99%. Under the terms of the 2016 demerger agreement, the latter was not allowed to be sold until 1 October 2023. The free-floating 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.
- For more information about details of the pooling agreement between Meridian Stiftung and Beisheim Holding, see chapter 5 takeover-related disclosures in the combined management report.
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.