The Berentzen Group is a broad-based beverage company operating in the following three segments: Spirits, Non-alcoholic Beverages and Fresh Juice Systems. The Berentzen Group is one of the oldest producers of spirits in Germany with a corporate history going back over 250 years. Today, it has a presence in more than 60 countries around the world with well-known brands like Berentzen and Puschkin and attractively priced private-label products.

In its Non-alcoholic Beverages segment, the corporate group produces mineral waters, carbonated and non-carbonated soft drinks under its own brands and also boasts more than 50 years of experience in the franchise business for soft drinks, currently acting as franchisee for the Sinalco brand. In addition, the Berentzen Group markets innovative fresh juice systems under the Citrocasa brand in its third segment, thus serving the fast-growing market for modern, health-oriented drinks.

The Berentzen-Gruppe Aktiengesellschaft share (ISIN DE0005201602) is listed on the regulated market (General Standard) of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.




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Mr. Oliver Schwegmann (born on the 15th of November 1973 in Löningen, Germany) joined the Board in June 2017. He is responsible for Marketing, Sales, Production & Logistics, Purchase and Research & Development at the Company. Prior to this he worked as Country Managing Director for L'Oréal Suisse and held management posts at Hero AG, Mars GmbH and August Strorck KG.

Mr. Ralf Brühöfner (born on the 12th of February in Herford, Germany) has been working with the the Berentzen-Gruppe Aktiengesellschaft since 2001. In June 2007 he was appointed to the Board. He is responsible for Finance, Controlling, Human Resources, Information Technology (IT), Law, Corporate Communications, Investor Relations and Corporate Social Responsibility at the Company. He previously held senior positions in the packaging industry (Hermann Heye KG, now ArdaghGroup) and at Balcke-Dürr AG. He started his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Supervisory Board

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Representatives of the shareholders:

Representatives of the Employees:

Uwe Bergheim
Self-employed Corporate Consultant, Dusseldorf, Germany (Chairman of the Supervisory Board)
Bernhard Düing
Production Shift Manager, Vivaris Getränke GmbH & Co. KG, Haselünne
Frank Schübel
Managing Director, TEEKANNE Holding GmbH, Dusseldorf, Germany, as general partner of TEEKANNE GmbH & Co. KG, Dusseldorf, Germany (Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board)
Heike Brandt
Commercial Employee, Berentzen-Gruppe Aktiengesellschaft, Haselünne
Daniel M. G. van Vlaardingen
Managing Director, Monolith Investment Management B.V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Hendrik H. van der Lof
Managing Director, Via Finis Invest B.V., Almelo, The Netherlands

Corporate Governance

Vorstand und Aufsichtsrat der Berentzen-Gruppe Aktiengesellschaft sind verpflichtet, jährlich zu erklären, dass den im Deutschen Corporate Governance Kodex niedergelegten Empfehlungen der Regierungskommission Deutscher Corporate Governance Kodex entsprochen wurde und wird oder welche Empfehlungen nicht angewendet wurden oder werden und warum nicht.

Der Deutsche Corporate Governance Kodex enthält international und national anerkannte Standards guter und verantwortungsvoller Unternehmensführung und hat zum Ziel, das deutsche Corporate Governance System transparent und nachvollziehbar zu machen. Den Deutschen Corporate Governance Kodex als Download sowie weitere Informationen finden Sie auf der offiziellen Website der Regierungskommission Deutscher Corporate Governance Kodex unter

Umsetzung des Deutschen Corporate Governance Kodex durch die Berentzen-Gruppe Aktiengesellschaft

Der weitaus größte Teil der Empfehlungen des Deutschen Corporate Governance Kodex findet in der Berentzen-Gruppe Aktiengesellschaft Berücksichtigung. Die Abweichungen vom Kodex werden in der gesetzlich vorgeschriebenen Entsprechenserklärung dokumentiert und begründet.

Hier können Sie die Entsprechenserklärung einsehen:

Corporate Governance

In accordance with Section 161 of German Companies Act, the Executive Board and Supervisory Board of the Berentzen-Gruppe Aktiengesellschaft are obliged to issue an annual declaration to the effect that whether the recommendations of the German Corporate Governance Code were and are being complied with.

The German Corporate Governance Code contains conduct recommendations for management and supervision of listed German companies. The Code of Conduct will increase transparency in German companies and thus provide a greater protection for investors.

You can download the German Corporate Governance Code (DCGK, German only) here:

Implementation of the Corporate Governance Code by the Berentzen Group

The most significant part of the recommendations of the German Corporate Governance Code is taken into consideration by the Berentzen Group. The deviations in the official code are to be documented and justified in the statutory Declaration of Conformity:

Here you can view the Declaration of Conformity:

Below you will find the articles of association of Berentzen-Gruppe Aktiengesellschaft for download:


The Statement on Corporate Governance (§ 289a HGB) includes the current declaration of conformance, information on corporate governance practices as well as a description of Executive Board and Supervisory Board procedures. Our aim is that the representation of corporate governance is clear and concise.

Here you can see Statement on Corporate Governance:

Managers' Transactions

According to Art. 19 of the Regulation (EU) No 596/2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation – MAR), the members of the Board of Management and the Supervisory Board, persons discharging managerial responsibilities, as well as persons closely associated with them, are obliged to notify of every transaction conducted on their own account of financial instruments issued by Berentzen-Gruppe Aktiengesellschaft if the total amount of such transactions for any given year exceeds the threshold of EUR 5,000.

Berentzen-Gruppe Aktiengesellschaft as issuer has to make public transactions subject to this notification requirement according to the regulations of the MAR.