2. Significant events in the reporting period

On 22 March 2019, HHLA AG signed a share purchase agreement to acquire 50.1 % of shares in Bionic Production AG, based in Lüneburg, Germany. The closing of the transaction (corresponds acquisition date) is tied to various closing conditions and will take place in the third quarter of 2019. The first-time consolidation of the company shall take place on the acquisition date. The company shall therefore join the HHLA group of consolidated companies for the first time on 30 September 2019.

There were no further events or transactions during the period under review that had an impact on the Group’s earnings, net assets and financial position.