the Annual General Meeting of HORNBACH Holding AG & Co. KGaA was held in the form of a virtual Annual General Meeting as defined in Art. 2 § 1 (2) (here and hereinafter in conjunction with (8)) of the German Act on Mitigating the Consequences of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Civil, Insolvency and Criminal Procedure Law (Gesetz zur Abmilderung der Folgen der COVID-19-Pandemie im Zivil-, Insolvenz- und Strafverfahrensrecht) in its current version, i.e. without the physical presence of shareholders or their authorized representatives, at 11.00 a.m. on Friday July 8th, 2022. The meeting was broadcast live in a special, password-protected online portal. Shareholders could exercise their votes exclusively via electronic communication (postal vote) or by granting powers of attorney.