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Declaration of conformity 2004

Joint declaration of conformity of the Executive and Supervisory Boards pursuant to Art. 161 German Stock Corporation Act ("AktG") on the recommendations of the German Corporate Governance Code Government Commission:

"Rheinmetall AG's Executive and Supervisory Boards declare that Rheinmetall AG has fully carried out since the issuance of the preceding declaration of conformity in November 2003/February 2004, or will act on, the recommendations of the German Corpo­rate Governance Code Government Commission as amended up to May 21, 2003, and officially published on July 4, 2003, in the digital Federal Gazette, except for the following recommendation that neither has been nor will be implemented:

  • The remuneration paid to each individual Executive and Supervisory Board member (§§ 4.2.4 and 5.4.5 of the Code, respectively) will not be disclosed in the notes to the consolidated financial statements.

Since the preceding declaration of conformity disclosed in November 2003/February 2004, Rheinmetall AG has adopted the recommendations of the Code as amended up to November 7, 2002:

  • As proposed by the Executive Board, the annual stockholders' meeting resolved on May 11, 2004, to amend the clause in Art. 13 of Rheinmetall AG's bylaws on the remuneration of Supervisory Board members to thenceforth conform with the recommendations of § 5.4.5 of the Code. This amendment to the bylaws was recorded by the Commercial Register on June 1, 2004.
  • In fiscal 2004, the publication deadlines recommended in the Code for the consolidated financial statements and the interim reports were duly observed (§ 7.1.2 of the Code)."

Düsseldorf, November 2004
Rheinmetall AG
Executive Board / Supervisory Board