6. Dividend proposal

A resolution was passed at the Annual General Meeting held on 10 June 2021 to distribute a portion of the distributable profit for the 2020 financial year through the payment of a dividend to holders of common shares in the amount of € 0.45 per Class A share and € 2.10 per Class S share. On the basis of a subscription offer to all holders of Class A shares, Class A shareholders were granted the right to assert the dividend entitlements arising from the resolution on the appropriation of net income on a pro rata basis in the amount of € 0.32 (pro rata dividend entitlement) as a contribution in kind for the granting of new Class A shares from a capital increase from Authorised Capital I (Art. 3 [4] of the articles of association) (share dividend). The remaining portion of the dividend in the amount of € 0.13 was paid in cash – irrespective of the exercise of the option right by Class A shareholders. No corresponding option right was granted to holders of Class S shares.

The option right in favour of the share dividend was exercised for a total of 53,445,828 Class A shares. On the basis of the subscription ratio, the subscription price and further regulations governing the share dividend, a total of 814,723 new Class A shares, each representing € 1.00 of the company’s share capital, were issued from Authorised Capital I. As of 5 July 2021, the share capital of Hamburger Hafen und Logistik Aktiengesellschaft (HHLA) amounts to 75,219,438 shares: 72,514,938 Class A shares and an unchanged 2,704,500 Class S shares. The cash payment of the dividend totalling € 15,162 thousand was made on 6 July 2021. Class A shareholders who chose the share dividend received the new Class A shares in the company on 8 July 2021.

The remaining undistributed profit will be carried forward to new account.