Shareholder’s right to information

The right of a shareholder to be informed of matters affecting the company, and in particular of legal and business issues

The principles governing the provision of information are set out in section 131 of the Aktiengesetz (the German Stock Corporation Act). Generally, a company’s Investor Relations department is responsible for regular communication with all shareholders who are interested in a stock corporation’s course of business and strategy.

Shareholders do not have a right to information if disclosing it would render the executive board criminally liable or would damage the company or an affiliate.

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