Working methods of the Executive and Supervisory Boards

The Supervisory and Executive Boards performed their statutory duties in financial year 2011 in accordance with the applicable laws and the Articles of Association. The strategic orientation of the Company was coordinated between the Executive Board and the Supervisory Board, and the progress of strategy implementation is discussed at regular intervals. The Executive Board informed the Supervisory Board regularly, promptly and in detail of business developments and the risk situation. Detailed information on the main areas of focus of the Supervisory Board’s activities in financial year 2011 can be found in its report.

In financial year 2011, there were no advisory or other contracts for work or services in existence between members of the Supervisory Board and the Company.

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