Declaration on Corporate Governance, Corporate Governance Report

The Declaration on Corporate Governance pursuant to Section 289f and Section 315d of the ­German Commercial Code (HGB) has been combined for Daimler AG and the Daimler Group as well as with the Corporate Governance Report. The following statements thus apply to Daimler AG and the Daimler Group insofar as not otherwise stated. The Declaration on Corporate Governance, which is combined with the Corporate Governance Report, can also be viewed at Pursuant to Section 317 Subsection 2 Sentence 6 of the German ­Commercial Code (HGB), the purpose of the audit of the statements pursuant to Section 289f Subsections 2 and 5 and Section 315d of the HGB is limited to determining whether such statements have actually been provided.

Declaration by the Board of Management and the Supervisory Board of Daimler AG pursuant to Section 161 of the German Stock Corporation Act (AktG) regarding the German Corporate Governance Code

Daimler AG satisfies the recommendations of the German Corporate Governance Code published in the official section of the German Federal Gazette on April 24, 2017 in the Code version dated February 7, 2017, with the exception of Clause 3.8 Paragraph 3 (D&O insurance deductible for the Supervisory Board), and will continue to observe the recommendations with the aforesaid deviation. Since the issuance of the last compliance declaration in December 2017, Daimler AG has observed the recommendations of the German Corporate Governance Code, with the aforementioned exception.

D&O insurance deductible for the Supervisory Board (Clause 3.8, Paragraph 3)

As in previous years, the Directors’ & Officers’ liability insurance (D&O insurance) also contains a provision for a deductible for the members of the Supervisory Board, which is appropriate in the view of Daimler AG. However, this deductible does not correspond to the legally required deductible for members of the Board of Management in the amount of at least 10 % of the damage up to at least one and a half times the fixed annual remuneration. Since the remuneration structure of the Supervisory Board is limited to function-related fixed remuneration without performance bonus components, setting a deductible for Supervisory Board members in the amount of 1.5 times the fixed annual remuneration would have a disproportionate economic impact when compared with the members of the Board of Management, whose compensation consists of fixed and performance bonus components.

Stuttgart, December 2018

For the Supervisory Board
Dr. Manfred Bischoff
For the Board of Management
Dr. Dieter Zetsche


This declaration and previous, no longer applicable, declarations of compliance from the past five years are also available at

Corporate Governance Report
Report of the Audit Committee