Services for shareholders
Investor relations activities
Even before its IPO, the KION Group attached great importance to providing a service for syndicate banks and capital market participants, particularly the bond investors. During the IPO process, the Executive Board and KION’s investor relations (IR) team held in-depth discussions with investors and analysts, particularly in Europe and the United States, in order to explain the details of the business model to potential investors and encourage them to invest in KION shares. We will maintain and steadily increase this dialogue in future. After the IPO, we participated in numerous conferences, organised several roadshows unrelated to any specific transaction and held many one-to-one meetings with investors. Overall, the Executive Board and IR team talked to investors at conferences and roadshows on 16 days in the second half of the year and also met with a number of other investors in individual meetings at KION’s headquarters in Wiesbaden. Besides the details of the business model, the focus was primarily on the KION Group’s plans to increase its margins and on market performance in our various core regions.
In November, we invited investors and analysts to a factory day at Linde Material Handling’s site in Aschaffenburg, where they were able to see Linde forklift trucks and warehouse trucks for themselves and gain an insight into how they are built.
Conference calls and online information
Ever since we issued our first bond in 2011, we have held a conference call for investors on the day on which financial reports are published. It is a chance for members of the Executive Board to explain the results and answer questions.
A wealth of information is available on the KION website under Investor Relations.
Here you can access data about KION shares and bonds, press releases, presentations and IR events as well as information about the Annual General Meeting and corporate governance within the Group. You can register for the IR newsletter under IR Services, which will enable you to receive our press releases and more. The contact details of the IR team and the financial calendar can also be found here. The KION Group’s financial reports are available both as PDF files and as interactive online versions. The latter also contain a download section where, for example, you can download all of the tables as an Excel file.
First Annual General Meeting on 19 May 2014
KION GROUP AG will hold its first Annual General Meeting as a listed public limited company at the Rhein-Main-Hallen, Rheinstrasse 20, Wiesbaden on 19 May 2014. All of the necessary information about the event, including the announcement and agenda, will be published at the appropriate time on the Company website at kiongroup.com/agm.