Annual General Meeting – decision-making body of a stock corporation (AG)

Annual General Meeting – A stock corporation consists of several bodies. The management board deals with the day-to-day business and other matters of the company and represents the stock corporation externally. The supervisory board is a legally prescribed self-controlling body that appoints and monitors the individual members of the management board and, in case of doubt, also removes them. Furthermore, it is responsible for the written reporting of the annual financial statements as well as for annual reports. The general meeting acts as the decision-making body of the stock corporation. Here you can find all legal forms and here you can go back to the overview AG.

Annual General Meeting – The decision-making body

The Annual General Meeting acts as the decision-making body of a stock corporation. It represents the legislative body of the company and is intended to relieve the members of the supervisory board and the management board of their duties. The general meeting consists of the shareholders of an AG and is usually convened once a year.

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Duties of the Annual General Meeting – Auditor, appropriation of profits & Co.

It decides which shareholders are appointed to the supervisory board and also elects the auditor(s) for the annual financial statements. The general meeting is the only body of an AG that may decide on the appropriation of the balance sheet profit and can be influenced by proposals from the members of the management board and the supervisory board. Another important task of the general meeting: It passes resolutions on essential issues – for example, with regard to capital increases or reductions, possible mergers or dissolutions, sales, takeovers or acquisitions…. insofar as these result in an amendment to the Articles of Association.

Overview of the tasks of the Annual General Meeting:

  • Discharge of the Management Board & the Supervisory Board
  • Election of the Supervisory Board members representing the shareholders
  • Election of the auditor
  • Decision on the appropriation of profits
  • Decisions on matters concerning amendments to the Articles of Association

The members of the general meeting are automatically provided with participation in the formation process of the stock corporation. In contrast to the management board and supervisory board, they are not bound to fixed terms of office, but are allowed to hold office until they leave the company. Each shareholder receives votes in proportion to his profit shares. The shareholder is granted one vote per share.

AG: foundation, legal form, special case real estate

  1. Stock corporation (AG)
  2. Real estate stock corporation (REIT-AG)
  3. Real estate company

Stock corporation (AG): Formation, liability, legal form & Co.

Aktiengesellschaft (AG) – The stock corporation is a German legal form founded by at least one person and organized by different bodies. Instead of a managing director, the company is managed by a board of directors consisting of at least one person. As the name already indicates, this legal form of a company primarily stands for stock trading. You would like to start a company alone or together with other people and learn more about company law forms in advance? Then you’ve come to the right place!

Real estate stock corporation (REIT-AG)

Real estate stock corporation / REIT-AG – You don’t find the idea of a stock corporation bad at all and are now wondering how you can combine your capital company with the real estate industry? A real estate company is a company that serves the financing, development, realization, leasing, or marketing of real estate – starting with a single property up to a real estate portfolio in the three or multi-digit range. The management of real estate property or third-party real estate on behalf of third parties can also be handled by a real estate company.

Real Estate GmbH & Asset Management GmbH

Alternative – In this article you will learn the basics about real estate companies. Briefly explained, a real estate company is a company that has the purpose of leasing, developing, financing, realizing and/or marketing. It doesn’t matter if it is one or more properties. The management of residential and commercial real estate – in its own interest or as a service offered to third parties – is also a popular focus for real estate companies and asset management GmbHs. Find out more about the main advantages and disadvantages of buying real estate and the expected costs.