Operating procedures for management and supervisory boards


The management and supervisory boards work together closely and in an atmosphere of trust in the interests of the Company. The chairman of the supervisory board coordinates the board's work and chairs its meetings. The supervisory board has also appointed committees. The management board generally attends supervisory board meetings, submits written and verbal reports on individual agenda items and proposals for resolution, and answers any questions posed by supervisory board members. The super­visory board also meets regularly without the management board being present.

Pursuant to Article 7 of the Company's statutes, the supervisory board appoints the members of the management board and determines the rules of procedure and delegation of responsibilities for the management board. The chairman of the supervisory board decides whether management board members should attend supervisory board meetings. The supervisory board has also determined rules of procedure for itself and for its committees. In its report to the annual general meeting each year, the supervisory board discusses its activities and those of its committees. Information on the members and chairmen of the supervisory board committees is provided on the Company's website under Management and Supervisory Boards. There are no committees at management board level.


The shareholder representatives on the supervisory board have determined what they consider to be an appropriate number of independent shareholder representatives on the supervisory board, taking into account the Company's ownership structure. More than half of all supervisory board members represent­ing the shareholders are, accordingly, required to be independent of the Company and its management board. Moreover, at least one shareholder representative is required to be independent of the controlling shareholder, and of the Company and its management board. The supervisory board in its current com­position corresponds to this determination. The number and names of the independent shareholder rep­resentatives can be found below.

In its assessment of independence, the supervisory board has examined in detail the indicators listed in the current version of the German Corporate Governance Code. None of the indicators listed in the Code contradict the supervisory board's assessment of independence, nor are any other reasons apparent that contradict this assessment.

One point requiring further explanation is the classification of supervisory board chairman Josef Blazicek as »independent« of the Company and its management board. Josef Blazicek is considered to be inde­pendent despite having been a member of the Company's supervisory board for currently just over 13 years (as of November 2022).

In his role as chairman of the supervisory board, he has always fulfilled his duties on the supervisory board in a dutiful and proper manner and with particular care. The other shareholder representatives on the supervisory board are therefore convinced of his impartiality. The fact that he has been a member of the supervisory board for many years is not cause for doubt. There are no other reasons that could stand in the way of his independence. In particular, there is no material business relationship between Josef Blazicek and the Company or any of its dependent companies.

Karl Astecker's independence of both the Company and its management board also requires examination. Karl Astecker currently provides consulting services that the Company pays for. This constitutes a material business relationship with the Company.

Despite providing advice for payment, Karl Astecker is deemed to be independent. The other shareholder representatives on the supervisory board believe that the nature and scope of the consultancy mandate and the potentially owed remuneration for the same do not constitute the threat of a material conflict of interest on the part of Karl Astecker.


The supervisory board regularly assesses the effectiveness of the performance of the duties of itself and its committees. Self-assessment is based on a specific catalogue of criteria that the supervisory board has drawn up for this specific purpose.


The supervisory board has set the age limit for the initial appointment or reappointment of members to the management board at a maximum of 67 years.

The supervisory and management board consult with each other on the timing and appropriate measures to ensure suitable long-term appointments to management board vacancies. Particular attention is paid to outstanding professional qualifications, experience in the industry, many years of management experi­ence and personal suitability. The diversity targets set for this purpose are taken into account.


The supervisory board has defined specific objectives governing its composition and has drawn up a corresponding competence profile set for the board as a whole and for its audit committee, in particular. This profile was adjusted over the past financial year to reflect the latest recommendations of the German Corporate Governance Code in its current version. It forms the basis for all election proposals submitted to the annual general meeting. The objectives and competence profile can be found on the Company's website under The individual areas of competence and progress with implementing the defined objections are listed below for each individual, together with an assessment of the independence of the shareholder representatives on the supervisory board:

Area of competence Josef
Dr. Rudolf
Sector expertise X X X X X X
Sustainability expertise X X X X X X
International experience X X X X X X
Accounting expertise X X X No No No
Auditing expertise X X X No No No
Management board experience in a listed company X X X X n.a. n.a.
Independent of the Company and its management board X X X X n.a. n.a.
Independent of the majority shareholder X No No X n.a. n.a.

At least one member of the supervisory board is an expert with the requisite scope of specialist knowledge in the field of accounting and one other in the field of auditing. At present, these are Paul Neumann who is chairman of the audit committee, Josef Blazicek who is also on the audit committee, and Dr. Rudolf Knünz. By virtue of his training and position as CEO of Unternehmens Invest AG (UIAG), Paul Neumann has extensive accounting and auditing experience. Having spent many years buying and selling companies and working on investment projects, Josef Blazicek has extensive knowledge of both areas.

In addition, moving forward, the supervisory board is now also required to possess sufficient expertise in the field of sustainability to enable it to competently address the issue of sustainability with regard to the Company, whereby individual members of the supervisory board may contribute expertise in specific rel­evant areas of sustainability. In particular, the supervisory board is required to possess the requisite pro­fessional skills to enable it to oversee how environmental and social sustainability are incorporated into the strategic orientation and budgeting processes of the Company.

The entire supervisory board currently meets this requirement; Paul Neumann and Josef Blazicek have a particularly in-depth understanding of sustainability issues. For years, the two gentlemen have been ad­dressing sustainability issues in their respective functions as CEO of UIAG and long-term member of various supervisory boards. These issues are becoming increasingly important, especially in the financial sector and for investors in general, not least in view of the »European Green Deal« and, particularly, the EU Taxonomy Regulation.

Added to which, sustainability has been occupying a key role in the corporate culture and strategy of All for One Group for many years already, and is increasingly gaining in importance. In addition, extended legal requirements, such as the Supply Chain Sourcing Obligations Act [Lieferkettensorgfaltspflichtengesetz, LkSG] and the upcoming EU Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDD) as well as the EU Regulation regarding corporate sustainability reporting (CSRD), influence the importance of sustainability aspects.

Against this background, the employee representatives on the supervisory board of All for One Group SE, Maria Caldarelli (Executive Director Legal & Integrity) and André Krüger (Senior Industry Alliance Manager), deal continuously with these issues as part of their normal work for the Company.

When proposing candidates for election to the supervisory board, the supervisory board generally con­siders an age limit of 70 years at the time of election. In the case of nominations for re-election of a supervisory board member, an age limit of 75 years at the time of re-election applies as a general rule.

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