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Active investor relations
The KION Group continued to expand its investor relations work in 2022 with the objective of ensuring and strengthening continuous dialogue with the capital markets even in times of economic uncertainty. The investor relations team was a reliable point of contact for the capital markets, particularly in the context of the ad hoc disclosure in September 2022 on the deterioration in business performance during the year and the issuance of a new outlook for 2022. Despite the ongoing restrictions resulting from the coronavirus pandemic, mainly in the first quarter of 2022, the Executive Board and the investor relations team were available for even more active, direct communications with investors and analysts. Overall, the KION Group provided information about its performance during 22 in-person and 13 virtual conference and roadshow days, which included meetings with experts. As in the previous year, this included participation in a conference focusing on environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) aspects. In the fourth quarter of 2022, an additional week for bond investors was put on during one of the virtual roadshows.
The Annual General Meeting of KION GROUP AG, held on May 11, 2022, was watched by around 200 people. A total of around 70 percent of the share capital was represented. In line with the extended German COVID-19 Measures Act, the meeting was again held as a purely virtual event. Questions could be submitted online by May 9, 2022 and all of them were answered individually during the meeting. There were no countermotions, nominations, or requests for additions to the agenda. The complete webcast of the 2022 Annual General Meeting can be accessed from the KION Group’s website.
To coincide with the publication of the 2021 annual report on March 3, 2022, the Executive Board of KION GROUP AG held a conference call to explain the results. In addition, the Executive Board held conference calls to report on each set of quarterly results and on the exceptional circumstances in September 2022. Transcripts from the conference call for the annual conference for 2021 and from the conference calls for the quarterly results for 2022, along with the associated presentations, form part of the extensive information for analysts and investors that is available on the Company’s website.
Information on the website
Detailed information on KION shares as well as press releases, reports, presentations, and information about the Annual General Meeting can be found at www.kiongroup.com/ir. The KION Group’s annual report is also available here, both as a PDF file and as an interactive online version. The contact details of the investor relations team can be found under IR Contact. Information on corporate governance, the sustainability report, and the remuneration report of the Group are published at www.kiongroup.com/governance, www.kiongroup.com/sustainability, and www.kiongroup.com/remuneration.