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 6 April 2017 and 23 November 2017. 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 2017, as well as the management report from Messer Group GmbH and the Messer Group, had been audited and certified by the auditing company KPMG AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft, Essen. The audit reports were discussed at the Supervisory Board meeting on 10 April 2018 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 the Messer Group for their efforts and successful work in the 2017 financial year.
Bad Soden, 10 April 2018
The Supervisory Board
Dr. Jürgen Heraeus, Chairman