Events after the balance sheet date
Between the balance sheet date (31 December 2012) and the auditor’s report (1 March 2013), the following events of material importance to an assessment of the earnings, financial and asset position of METRO AG and METRO GROUP occurred:
On 4 February 2013, the Supervisory Board of METRO AG took the decision to expand the Company’s Management Board. Pieter Haas, a member of the Management Board and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Media-Saturn-Holding GmbH, will join the Management Board of METRO AG in the second quarter of 2013. He will oversee Media-Saturn and business innovation. As a result, the Management Board now has 5 members.