During the reporting period, the Supervisory Board performed the tasks incumbent upon it in accordance with the statutory provisions and the articles of association and provided support and advice to the Management. The Management reported to the Supervisory Board, both verbally and in writing, concerning the performance and situation of the company within the framework of regular meetings on 10 April 2018 and 22 November 2018. Furthermore, the Supervisory Board was informed about important business transactions and decisions. Legal transactions requiring the Board’s approval were submitted to the Board for its decision. The Supervisory Board satisfied itself in the plenum that the bookkeeping, the annual financial statement of Messer Group GmbH and the Group accounts for the year ending 31 December 2018, as well as the management report from Messer Group GmbH and the national subsidiaries, had been audited and certified by the auditing company KPMG AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft, Essen. The audit reports were discussed at the Supervisory Board meeting on 4 April 2019 with the assistance of the auditors. The Supervisory Board had no objections and expressed its agreement with the auditor’s results.
The Supervisory Board would like to thank the Management as well as all employees of Messer for their efforts and successful work in the 2018 financial year.