“On the basis of Article 2 of the German Act on Mitigating the Consequences of the COVID-19-Pandemic in Civil, Insolvency and Criminal Procedure Law (Gesetz zur Abmilderung der Folgen der COVID-19-Pandemie im Zivil-, Insolvenz- und Strafverfahrensrecht) of 27 March 2020 ("COVID-19 Act"), the Annual General Meeting will be held, with the consent of the Supervisory Board, as a virtual general meeting within the meaning of Article 2 Section 1 (2) COVID-19 Act without the physical presence of the shareholders or their representatives. The entire Annual General Meeting will be transmitted live on the internet for our duly registered shareholders. Shareholders' voting rights will be exercised exclusively by way of postal vote or by granting power of attorney to the proxies nominated by the Company.
From 26 May, a corresponding AGM portal will also be available for duly registered shareholders.”
KPMG AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft, Hamburg, has been the auditing company since 2019. Since the annual report as of December 31, 2019, the responsible auditor has been Stefanie Hagenmüller.