34 Disclosures required under national legislation
COMPENSATION PAID TO THE COMPANY’S EXECUTIVE BODIES IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 314 (1) NO. 6 OF THE GERMAN COMMERCIAL CODE
With reference to Section 286 (4) of the German Commercial Code, the total remuneration of the Management Board of Franz Haniel & Cie. GmbH in the financial year is not disclosed. The total remuneration of the Supervisory Board was EUR 0.6 million (previous year: EUR 0.6 million); that of the Advisory Board was EUR 0.2 million (previous year: EUR 0.2 million). The remuneration of former members of these bodies and of their survivors was EUR 2.1 million (previous year: EUR 2.0 million). Pension provisions amounting to EUR 24.8 million (previous year: EUR 25.0 million) were recognised for the former members of the above bodies and their survivors.
DECLARATION ACCORDING TO SECTION 161 OF THE GERMAN STOCK CORPORATION ACT (AKTG), ISSUED BY THE LISTED COMPANIES INCLUDED IN THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS ACCORDING TO SECTION 314 (1) NO. 8 OF THE GERMAN COMMERCIAL CODE
The following listed companies are included in the consolidated financial statements as at 31 December 2014: TAKKT AG (fully consolidated) and METRO AG (accounted for at equity). Each of these companies has issued the declaration prescribed by Section 161 of the German Stock Corporation Act. These declarations have been made public on the companies’ individual websites (www.takkt.com; www.metrogroup.de).
AUDITOR’S FEE PURSUANT TO SECTION 314(1) NO. 9 OF THE GERMAN COMMERCIAL CODE
The fee paid to the group auditors, PricewaterhouseCoopers Aktiengesellschaft Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft, Germany, for Franz Haniel & Cie. GmbH and its subsidiaries amounted to EUR 0.9 million in the financial year (previous year: EUR 1.1 million). This total fee comprises services in connection with auditing financial statements in the amount of EUR 0.8 million (previous year: EUR 0.9 million) and other services in the amount of EUR 0.1 million (previous year: EUR 0.2 million).
DISCLOSURE OF SHAREHOLDINGS PURSUANT TO SECTION 313 (2) AND (3) OF THE GERMAN COMMERCIAL CODE
The full list of shareholdings of Franz Haniel & Cie. GmbH and the Haniel Group, which forms a part of these notes to the consolidated financial statements, is published in the Federal Gazette (Bundesanzeiger) and on the www.haniel.com website. The shareholdings of TAKKT AG and METRO AG as at 31 December 2014 are indicated in the individual companies’ annual reports and/or on their websites (www.takkt.com; www.metrogroup.de).
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES PURSUANT TO SECTION 314(1) NO. 4 OF THE GERMAN COMMERCIAL CODE
The number of employees in the Haniel Group, averaged from quarterly figures, was 11,544 (previous year: 50,279) based on a headcount, and 10,519 (previous year: 39,234) on a full-time basis. The disclosures for the previous year also contain the employees of the disposed-of Celesio division. A breakdown of employees by division is provided in the segment reporting.
EXEMPTION ACCORDING TO SECTIONS 264 (3) AND 264B OF THE GERMAN COMMERCIAL CODE
The following companies are exempt from the obligation to publish their annual financial statements pursuant to Section 264 (3) of the German Commercial Code:
- Haniel Finance Deutschland GmbH, Duisburg
- Haniel Immobilien Verwaltungsgesellschaft mbH, Duisburg
- Metro Vermögensverwaltung GmbH, Düsseldorf
- Metro Finanzdienstleistungs GmbH, Düsseldorf
- 1. HSB Verwaltung GmbH, Schönefeld-Waltersdorf
- CWS-boco International GmbH, Duisburg
- CWS-boco Service GmbH, Duisburg
- CWS-boco Supply Chain Management GmbH, Lauterbach
- CWS-boco Welker GmbH, Bremen
- CWS-boco Deutschland GmbH, Hamburg
- Verwaltungsgesellschaft CWS-boco HealthCare mbH, Hamburg
- ELG Haniel GmbH, Duisburg
- Eisenlegierungen Handelsgesellschaft mbH, Duisburg
- ELG Haniel Trading GmbH, Duisburg
- ELG Utica Alloys International GmbH, Duisburg
- ELG Carbon Fibre International GmbH, Duisburg
Metro Vermögensverwaltung GmbH & Co. KG, Düsseldorf, 1. HSB Beteiligungsverwaltung GmbH & Co. KG, Schönefeld-Waltersdorf, and CWS-boco HealthCare GmbH & Co. KG, Warburg, are exempt from the obligation to publish annual financial statements pursuant to Sections 264a and 264b of the German Commercial Code.