Statutory provisions related to profit appropriation

Article 25 (in part)

Section 4

Subject to the approval of the Supervisory Board, the Board of Management is authorised to determine which proportion of the profit will be reserved after payment of dividend to holders of both preference shares B and preference shares F.

Section 5

The profit then remaining shall be at the disposal of the General Meeting of Shareholders for holders of ordinary shares. At the proposal of the Board of Management, approved by the Supervisory Board, the General Meeting of Shareholders may decide to make any dividend to holders or ordinary shares payable not in cash, but rather in part or entirely in shares in the company’s capital.