The shareholders of DWS Group GmbH & Co. KGaA voted as follows on the fundamental items on the agenda of this year's Annual General Meeting:

Resolution on the appropriation of distributable profit for the 2022 fiscal year (item 2)

The distributable profit in the fiscal year 2022 totalled approximately EUR 632.2 million. The Annual General Meeting has voted, as proposed by the General Partner and the Supervisory Board, that EUR 410 million of the distributable profit will be used for the payment of a dividend. This corresponds to EUR 2.05 per share. The remaining sum of approximately EUR 222.2 million will be carried forward. The resolution was passed with a majority of 99.93%.

Discharge (items 3 and 4)

The General Partner and the members of the Supervisory Board were discharged with a majority of 89.82% and 98.78%, respectively.

Election of the statutory auditor and group auditor (item 5)

As proposed by the Supervisory Board, the Annual General Meeting has appointed KPMG with a majority of 99.16% as the auditor of the annual financial statements and as the auditor of the consolidated financial statements for the fiscal year 2023.

Compensation report (item 6)

The Annual General Meeting has approved the compensation report for fiscal year 2022 with a majority of 97.99%.

Elections to the Supervisory Board (item 7)

In the regular election, the Annual General Meeting has – as proposed by the Supervisory Board – elected with a large majority the following shareholder representatives to the Supervisory Board of DWS until the end of the General Meeting that resolves on the ratification of the acts of management for the 2026 financial year:

  • Mr. Karl von Rohr, President and member of the Management Board of Deutsche Bank AG
  • Ms. Ute Wolf, Supervisory Board member
  • Mr. Aldo Cardoso, Chairman of the Board of Bureau Veritas SA
  • Mr. Bernd Leukert, Chief Technology, Data and Innovation Officer and member of the Management Board of Deutsche Bank AG
  • Mr. Richard I. Morris, Jr., Advisor of TA Associates Management LP
  • Ms. Margret Suckale, Supervisory Board member
  • Mr. Kazuhide Toda, Senior Fellow of Nippon Life Insurance Company
  • Professor Dr. Christina E. Bannier, Professor of Banking & Finance, Justus-Liebig-University Giessen

Professor Bannier and Mr. Toda were elected to the DWS Supervisory Board for the first time.

Amendment of the Articles of Association to allow for virtual shareholders’ meetings (item 8.1)

As proposed by the General Partner and the Supervisory Board, the amendment of the Articles of Association was resolved with a majority of 98.34%. With this, the General Partner is authorized to allow for the shareholders’ meeting to be held without the shareholders or their representatives being physically present at the place of the shareholders’ meeting (Virtual General Meeting). The authorization shall apply to holding Virtual General Meeting in a period of two years after registration of this provision in the Articles of Association of the company’s register of companies.

The precise voting results on the individual items on the agenda will be available shortly at


About DWS Group

DWS Group (DWS) with EUR 841bn of assets under management (as of 31 March 2023) aspires to be one of the world's leading asset managers. Building on more than 60 years of experience, it has a reputation for excellence in Germany, Europe, the Americas and Asia. DWS is recognized by clients globally as a trusted source for integrated investment solutions, stability and innovation across a full spectrum of investment disciplines.

We offer individuals and institutions access to our strong investment capabilities across all major liquid and illiquid asset classes as well as solutions aligned to growth trends. Our diverse expertise in Active, Passive and Alternatives asset management – as well as our deep environmental, social and governance focus – complement each other when creating targeted solutions for our clients. Our expertise and on-the-ground knowledge of our economists, research analysts and investment professionals are brought together in one consistent global CIO View, giving strategic guidance to our investment approach. 

DWS wants to innovate and shape the future of investing. We understand that, both as a corporate as well as a trusted advisor to our clients, we have a crucial role in helping navigate the transition to a more sustainable future. With approximately 4,400 employees in offices all over the world, we are local while being one global team. We are committed to acting on behalf of our clients and investing with their best interests at heart so that they can reach their financial goals, no matter what the future holds. With our entrepreneurial, collaborative spirit, we work every day to deliver outstanding investment results, in both good and challenging times to build the best foundation for our clients’ financial future.

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