Cooperation between the Management and Supervisory Boards

Good corporate governance requires trusting and efficient cooperation between the Management Board and the Supervisory Board. The Management and Supervisory Boards of Fresenius SE worked closely together in the interests of the Company. Open communication was of great importance. In particular, the Management Board and Supervisory Board of Fresenius SE discussed the Company’s strategic focus. As the monitoring body, the Supervisory Board of Fresenius SE also needed to receive comprehensive information about operating performance, corporate planning, and the risk situation – including risk management and compliance. The Management Board supplied the Supervisory Board with this information in compliance with its duties. Important business transactions require the approval of the Supervisory Board. All matters requiring the approval of the Supervisory Board were submitted to it in sufficient time before the Supervisory Board was due to pass resolution. In all cases the Supervisory Board issued its approval after examining the relevant documents and after detailed discussion with the Management Board.