In accordance with Section 15a of the German Securities Trading Act (WpHG), members of the Executive and Supervisory Boards of a public company as well as closely related persons must notify the company and the Federal Authority for Financial Services Supervision (BaFin) about the purchase and sale of shares in the company or related financial instruments. The companies are obligated to publish this information. Insignificant purchase and sales transactions (under € 5,000 per calendar year) are exempt from this disclosure obligation.
The German Corporate Governance Code has a comparable ruling in the edition dated June 2, 2005.
The members of our Executive and Supervisory Boards have been informed about this.