METRO AG went public on 25 July 1996.
The opening price was DM 136.00 per ordinary share. Taking share splits and the euro conversion into consideration, the opening price was €28.95.
The ordinary share of METRO AG is included in the Xetra electronic trading system and listed for official trading at the Frankfurt and Düsseldorf stock exchanges.
Reuters symbol: MEOG.DE
Bloomberg symbol: MEO GR
Overview about indices, which include Metro ordinary shares.
As of 1 January 2009, dividend payments to domestic resident shareholders (i.e. investors with a permanent domicile or primary residence in Germany), who are natural persons and whose shares are privately owned, are taxed with a flat withholding tax rate of 25% plus solidarity surcharge and, where applicable, church tax. The flat tax charge is independent of the personal income tax rate and has a compensation effect (so-called flat rate withholding tax).
The company paying out dividends has to withhold the capital gains tax plus solidarity surcharge and pay these to the German tax authorities. The shareholder receives a tax certificate of the withheld amounts from his or her depository bank which pays out the dividend.
Please note that these explanations are merely of a general and basic nature and do not replace individual advice. Shareholders should principally consult a tax advisor for individual tax advice.
Date: 23 July 1997
Split ratio: 5:7
METRO AG did not issue participation certificates.
The ordinary shares are the main shares of METRO AG. The preference shares of METRO AG exclude voting rights. But preference shareholders receive a higher dividend.
The next Annual General Meeting takes place on 6 February 2017 in Düsseldorf.
METRO is not allowed to offer its shareholders specific advantages. To better serve its customers and foster customer loyalty, METRO AG has introduced the PAYBACK programme together with numerous other partner companies in the retail and service sector. This program is free of charge, consumer-friendly and not specific to any sector. Participants can get discounts in the form of points when they buy products and services from the partner companies.
The registered office is Düsseldorf. Map and address of METRO AG.
The METRO AG was founded in July 1996 through the merger of METRO Cash & Carry, Kaufhof Holding AG and Asko Deutsche Kaufhaus AG. Information about the history of the Group.
Information about the history of the Group.
Summary of the locations of METRO GROUP.
METRO GROUP has a definite structured portfolio of group companies.
The sales divisions METRO Cash & Carry, Media-Saturn, Real operate in the three business units Cash & Carry, Food Retailing and Nonfood Specialty Stores.
METRO GROUP has in average about 200,830 FTE in 29 countries.
METRO AG's financial year ends on 30 September.
Since financial year 2000, METRO GROUP prepares its accounts according to the International Financial Reporting Standard (IFRS). In this way Metro has further improved transparency for investors and for the capital markets.
Total Assets were €27,656 million by financial year-end 2014/15. Equity including minority interests amounted to €5,172 million.
In the financial year 2014/15 total sales amounted to €59.2 billion. For further information, see Annual Report 2014/15.
The international share of sales amounted approx. 62% in financial year 2014/15.
Divisional sales (€ million):
METRO GROUP achieved an EPS of €2.06 in financial year 2014/15. EPS before special items was €1.91.
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