Principles of good corporate governance
As Nordzucker AG is not a listed company within the meaning of § 161 (1) AktG, it is not subject to the obligation to declare annually to what extent the company complies with the German Corporate Governance Code ("Code") issued by the "Government Commission on the German Corporate Governance Code" and for what reasons it may not. The Executive Board and Supervisory Board of Nordzucker AG have therefore decided not to issue a declaration pursuant to § 161 (1) AktG and to refrain from doing so in the future.
However, the principles of good and transparent corporate governance are an integral part of Nordzucker AG's corporate culture. Nordzucker AG will therefore in future discuss the application of the Code's recommendations without issuing a formal declaration of compliance and a report.