(9) Equity

On 25 November 2019, the Annual General Meeting of the Company resolved the following:

The net retained profits of EUR 25,844,185.35 reported in the Company's annual financial statements for the 2018/2019 financial year were used as follows:

  • EUR 5,518,866.00 was used to distribute to the limited liability shareholders a dividend of EUR 0.06 per share carrying dividend rights.
  • the remaining EUR 20,325,319.35 was transferred to other revenue reserves.

The dividend was paid from 27 November 2019.

In light of the fact that the Company reports a net loss for the financial year, the management does not intend to propose to the Annual General Meeting any dividend distribution for financial year 2019/2020.

Changes in equity and non-controlling interests are presented in the consolidated statement of changes in equity.

Subscribed capital

The subscribed capital of Borussia Dortmund GmbH & Co. KGaA is divided into no-par value shares with a notional share in the share capital of EUR 1.00 per share, with each share bearing equal rights. The shares are fully paid-up; the number of shares issued and the number of shares outstanding changed as follows:

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as at 30 June 2020







In the period between the date of admission of the Company's shares to trading (31 October 2000) and the end of the reporting period, the Company acquired a total of 34,000 no-par value shares and sold 15,100 no-par value shares off-market in the form of printed physical share certificates. At the end of the reporting period, the Company's holding of its own securities consisted of 18,900 no-par value shares. This represented 0.021% of the share capital.

By virtue of a resolution by the Annual General Meeting on 24 November 2014, the Company was authorised until 23 November 2019, subject to the consent of the Supervisory Board, to increase the share capital by a maximum of EUR 23,000,000.00 in total by issuing new no-par value ordinary bearer shares against cash and/or in-kind contributions on one or more occasions. This authorisation was not utilised and has lapsed.


Capital reserves consist exclusively of transfers in respect of premiums on the issue of new shares after deducting the net costs of the placement and the Company's share of revenues from the sale of treasury shares.

Other revenue reserves comprise profits generated and not distributed by Group companies in the current year and previous years and accumulated losses. In addition, the net effect, taking account of subsequent adjustments, of the remeasurement of SIGNAL IDUNA PARK in accordance with IFRS 1.16 is reported under this item.

Capital management

The objective of capital management is to ensure the Group's long-term ability to function on a going concern basis and to generate appropriate returns for shareholders. Debt management steers the raising of debt, particularly with regard to financing with matching maturities. The capital structure is managed in such a way that changes in macroeconomic conditions and risks arising from the underlying assets are taken into account. Short-term target-performance comparisons and medium- and long-term financial planning are used in the capital structure management process.

The capital structure at the end of the reporting period was as follows:

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