Targets and timeframes in accordance with sections 76 (4), 111 (5) AktG

On 12 August 2015, the Board of Management of DEUTZ AG set certain targets and timeframes in accordance with section 76 (4) AktG. The proportion of women employed by DEUTZ AG at the top level of senior management below the Board of Management is to be increased to 13 per cent by 30 June 2017. The proportion of women at the second level of senior management below the Board of Management is to be increased to 7 per cent over the same period. The top level of senior management below the Board of Management encompasses all managers in Germany who report directly to a member of the Board of Management. The second level of senior management below the Board of Management comprises all managers in Germany who report directly to a manager in the top level of senior management.

To ensure that women are taken into consideration for vacant managerial positions, DEUTZ AG has adopted a staff development programme. When positions in the top and second levels of senior management below the Board of Management become available, the Board of Management and the HR department are striving to ensure that at least one woman is always shortlisted for the post (article 4.1.5 DCGK). This means that external recruitment must focus on female managers.

At the time of going to press, the proportion of women in the top level of senior management below the Board of Management is 9.1 per cent and in the second level of senior management below the Board of Management 3 per cent. DEUTZ AG has therefore not yet attained the targets specified above. The reasons for this are that only a relatively short period of time has passed since the Board of Management set the targets on 12 August 2015 and since then DEUTZ AG has hardly recruited any new employees at all. A further factor affecting trends in the future is that women continue to be under-represented in the scientific and technical degree courses that are of particular relevance to DEUTZ AG.

At its meeting on 24 September 2015, the Supervisory Board of DEUTZ AG set the following target in accordance with section 111 (5) AktG: on 30 June 2017, the members of the Board of Management of DEUTZ AG should still include at least one woman.

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