Documents required by law

Item 1

Presentation of the approved financial statements of RWE Aktiengesellschaft and the Group for the financial year ended 31 December 2012, with the combined review of operations of RWE Aktiengesellschaft and the Group including the explanatory report by the Executive Board on takeover-related disclosure and on the main characteristics of the internal control and risk management system, the proposal of the Executive Board for the appropriation of distributable profit, and the Supervisory Board report for fiscal 2012.

The Supervisory Board approved the financial statements of RWE Aktiengesellschaft and the Group, prepared by the Executive Board. The financial statements of RWE Aktiengesellschaft are thus adopted in accordance with Section 172, Sentence 1 of the German Stock Corporation Act. There is thus no need for a resolution to be passed by the Annual General Meeting.