7. Declaration on Company Management / Corporate Governance Report
As a German public company listed on the stock exchange, the management of United Internet AG is primarily determined by the German Stock Corporation Act (AktG) and the rules of the German Corporate Governance Code (the “Code”).
The term Corporate Governance stands for responsible corporate management and control geared to long-term value creation. Efficient cooperation between Management Board and Supervisory Board, respect for stockholder interests, openness and transparency of corporate communications are key aspects of good corporate governance.
The Management Board and Supervisory Board of United Internet AG regard it as their duty to secure the Company's continued existence and sustainable value creation through responsible corporate governance focused on the long term.
The following report contains the “Declaration on company management”, in accordance with section 289f HGB for the parent company and in accordance with section 315d HGB for the Group, as well as the “Corporate Governance Report” of the Management Board and Supervisory Board pursuant to section 3.10 of the Code.
Management and corporate structure
In accordance with its legal status, United Internet AG operates a dual management and monitoring structure comprising two corporate bodies: the Management Board and the Supervisory Board. The third body is the Shareholders’ Meeting. All three bodies are committed to serving the Company’s interests.