Shareholder's right to information

Shareholder's right to information pursuant to Section 131 (1) AktG

During the Annual General Meeting, each shareholder or shareholder's representative can request information about company business from the Management Board, if the information is necessary to properly assess an agenda item and there is no legal right to refusal of the information.

Requests for information must in principle be made orally during the Annual General Meeting as part of the discussion. Under the circumstances listed in Section 131 (3) AktG, the Management Board can refuse to provide the information.

Pursuant to Section 10 (2) of the Articles of Association, the chairperson can appropriately limit the time for shareholders' right to questions and to speak; he can, in particular, determine appropriately the timeframe for the course of the meeting, for the discussion about individual agenda items, as well as for individual questions and speeches.