Voting through a proxy
Shareholders may also have their voting rights and other rights exercised at the General Meeting and the D-Shares Class Meeting
by an authorised party after issuing a corresponding proxy. In the case of a proxy, timely registration of the holding of
shares concerned is always necessary pursuant to the above rules under III.
The Company also offers its shareholders the option of authorising proxies named by the Company. These proxies shall exercise
voting rights as instructed in the event of their authorisation and are not authorised to exercise voting rights without a
specific instruction from the shareholder. Nor do proxies named by the Company accept instructions to speak, to raise objections
to General Meeting or D-Shares Class Meeting resolutions, to ask questions or to table motions.
Any issuance of a proxy, its revocation and evidence thereof in dealings with the Company must be in writing. If a shareholder
authorises more than one proxy, the Company may reject one or more. Shareholders may also use the registration form for the
General Meeting and the D-Shares Class Meeting to issue proxies and instructions. This form is sent to the shareholders duly
entered in the share register, along with the invitation to the General Meeting and the D-Shares Class Meeting. The form will
also be available for download on the Company's website at
Shareholders are asked to use this form as far as possible to grant proxies and to issue instructions.
Any authorisations, evidence of proxies and the issuance of instructions to the proxies named by the Company may be posted,
faxed or e-mailed prior to the General Meeting and the D-Shares Class Meeting to the above address under III by 4 March 2021, 17:00 (CET) (arriving). Any posted, faxed or e-mailed authorisations, evidence of proxies and instructions to the proxies named by the
Company received after this time cannot be considered. Evidence of authorisations can still be submitted in writing on the
day of the General Meeting and the D-Shares Class Meeting at the entrance and exit check point.