Corporate Governance

Good corporate governance is and has always been part of our DNA.

Aareal Bank AG – Aareal Bank Group's parent company – published its own governance code in 1999, three years before the German Corporate Governance Code ("the Code") appeared. It welcomes and supports the Code's objectives and aims, and regularly observes the amendments and enhancements to the recommendations adopted by the government-appointed Commission on the German Corporate Governance Code. The Bank has updated its own code every year since 2002 in line with the amendments to the German Corporate Governance Code, using the annual declaration of compliance as a basis.

Many things go to make up good corporate governance; core elements definitely include a responsible approach to the interests of stakeholders and especially of shareholders, employees, creditors and the environment. Internal and external transparency; a sustainable dividend policy; efficient cooperation between the Bank's managing bodies based on constructive dialogue; and incentive and control mechanisms are further important aspects.