The Market Abuse Directive (Article 19, Paragraph 1, MAD) requires the members of the board of management and supervisory board and other executives who are authorized to make material entrepreneurial decisions on the part of the issuer and have regular access to inside information to immediately notify the issuer and Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht (BaFin German financial supervisory authority) of transactions in shares of the company or financial instruments based on them within three working days. This obligation also extends to other persons who are closely associated with such individual. The company is obliged to immediately publish an announcement that such a transaction subject to notification has taken place.
The requirement for notification is waived for as long as the total volume of transactions undertaken by any individual entrusted with executive power and the person closely associated with that individual is less or equal to 5,000 euros within a calendar year.
Additional information is available on the website of Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht (BaFin German financial supervisory authority): www.bafin.de
Disclosure of transactions by leading persons pursuant to Article 19, Paragraph 1, Market Abuse Directive: