Dependency Report

Pursuant to § 312 AktG, the Board has submitted to the Supervisory Board the prescribed report on relations with affiliated companies (dependency report), including the declaration pursuant to § 312 para 3 of the AktG. The corporation has, based on the circumstances that were known to the Board at the time at which the transactions were made, received an appropriate consideration for each such transaction. Reportable actions according to § 312 AktG are not present.