What is DPAii?

DPAii is the web-based platform for the definitive and consolidated identification of shareholders and the forwarding of information from the issuer to the shareholders within the EEA.

What does DPAii do?

DPAii sends the identification request to the intermediaries on behalf of the issuer in a consolidated form via SWIFT and it analyses the responses, thereby being able to process the data received for the issuer. At the same time, the shareholdings a shareholder holds at different intermediaries are summarised.

DPAii then provides the shareholder information as a file for download on the portal of the respective issuer. Furthermore, issuers have a graphic analysis feature available, whereby they can gather their shareholder structure quickly at a single glance.

Corporate actions can also be sent to the shareholders as included in the issuer order that is transmitted from DPAii via SWIFT through the chain of intermediaries.

The new reporting duty imposed on issuers as of 3 September 2020 requires them, besides publishing a convening notice for the general shareholders’ meeting pursuant to Sec. 121 (4) AktG in the Federal Gazette, to mail a convening notice for the general shareholders’ meeting pursuant to Sec. 125 AktG along the chain of intermediaries.

DPAii also transmits such notices pursuant to Sec. 125 AktG to the chain of intermediaries, in addition to its functionality as a platform for shareholder identification requests pursuant to Sec. 67d AktG.

DPAii gives issuers the option to commission not only the notice pursuant to Sec. 125 AktG, but also the submission by DPAii as a service provider for publication of the convening notice for the general shareholders’ meeting pursuant to Sec. 121 AktG in the Federal Gazette.

This way, by making use of DPAii, issuers can simply and easily fulfil both of their statutory obligations in one step or they have the choice to commission the handling of only one of the two statutory obligations via DPAii.

DPAii will transmit the convening notice to the general shareholders’ meeting to the Federal Gazette.

The convening notice for the general shareholders’ meeting will be sent simultaneously via Clearstream and along the chain of intermediaries to the ultimate intermediaries and thus to the shareholders in compliance with the law.


Platform impressions

DPAii is your central platform for shareholder identification and corporate actions. The following insights offer you comprehensive impressions of our intuitive and user-friendly platform. The special feature of our platform: All contents and functions are available to you in German as well as English!


What benefits does the platform offer to you?


Contrary to the conventional methods of forwarding information (e.g. by EU-wide distribution), DPAii can assure the forwarding up to the shareholder (through the chain of intermediaries). By virtue of the low costs expended for the data gathering, the issuers can save up to 75% of the currently incurred costs (adjusted for completeness). The identification approach pursuant to ARUG II makes the old identification processes obsolete.


Due to its conceptualisation as a web platform and the possibility to communicate via SWIFT, DPAii guarantees a simple on-boarding process and low effort for implementation by all participants in the process.

Integrated offer

DPAii also offers the transmission of information required for legal compliance to the Federal Gazette for publication there, such as the convening notice for the general shareholders’ meeting, from one source.