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    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) are a compilation of frequently asked questions and related answers about Krones' shares and the company. For further questions, please contact us.

    Questions concerning company shares

    Number of company shares and class of shares?

    There is a total of 31,593,072 shares. Krones share certificates are bearer shares without par (no-par shares). Each share corresponds to one vote at the company’s annual shareholders' meeting.

    Which is the security identification number (SIN) and international security identification number (ISIN) of the Krones shares?

    The security identification number (SIN) is 633500, the international security identification number (ISIN) is DE0006335003.

    On which markets are Krones shares traded and since when?

    Krones shares have been traded since 29 October 1984. Our shares can be traded on all German stock markets.

    Can Krones shares be bought directly from Krones?

    It is not possible to buy Krones shares directly from Krones or sell them back to Krones. Please contact your custodian bank or local bank to do so.

    What index is the Krones share listed in?

    The Krones share is a member of the MDAX.

    How high was the dividend paid last?

    For the business year of 2022, Krones paid a dividend of €1.75 per share in May 2023.

    When and where will the next general meeting take place?

    The next general meeting will take place on 4 June 2024 in Regensburg.

    Which is the Krones shareholders' structure?
    Who is the main shareholder of the "Kronseder Family Consortium GbR"?

    The main Krones shareholders are descendants of Hermann Kronseder, the company's founder. The shares are merged in a pooling agreement which regulates the joint exercise of voting rights of the members and their companies. Holding 52.1 %, the Kronseder Family Consortium GbR is the stable majority shareholder of the Krones AG.

    Further information are shown in the actual annual report.

    What is the dividend payout policy of Krones

    Krones distributes approximately 25 % to 30 % of the yielded annual profits to the shareholders.

    Does Krones own its own shares and is a share buyback programme planned?

    Krones currently does not own its own shares and a share buyback programme is not planned. An authorisation of the general meeting to do so has been granted.

    Why is the Krones share an attractive investment?

    Questions concerning the company

    When has Krones been founded?

    The company was founded in 1951 by Hermann Kronseder.

    Which products are offered by Krones?

    Krones uses cutting-edge technology for the manufacture of filling, packaging and process equipment as well as for intralogistics and IT solutions for the food and beverage industry on a global basis.

    Who are Krones’ customers?

    Its customers include breweries and beverage producers, as well as the food, chemicals, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics industries.

    How many employees does Krones have worldwide?

    At the end of 2023, Krones employed 18,513 employees all over the world, 10,654 of them in Germany and 7,859 abroad.

    Where are the Krones production facilities?
    What are the medium-term objectives of Krones?

    To consolidate its good market position and have sufficient headroom for capital expenditure, Krones has set itself ambitious medium-term financial targets up to 2025.

    • 5% average organic revenue growth per year
    • 10 to 13% EBITDA margin
    • ≥ 20% ROCE
    Who are the Krones’ major competitors?

    In our main line of business - filling and packaging technology - our main competitors are KHS and Sidel (Tetra). The market, however, is fragmented. There are many smaller suppliers worldwide.

    One of our competitors in the field of process equipment/beverage production is GEA.

    How does Krones size up its growth opportunities in the long run?

    The market for beverage filling and packaging machines should continue to grow even stronger and more stable than the global economy. The company with its products and range of services benefits from various mega trends. The growing middle classes in the emerging countries and the rural-urban migration of people make for a strong demand for packaged food and beverages, even on a long term basis. Urbanisation results in the population adapting to the urban way of life and consequently consuming more packaged food and beverages. In addition, the number of different types of packaging will grow, as the food and beverage producers want to stand out from the competition by increasing their packaging variety.

    Which individual sectors and regions contributed which part to the group’s turnover?