Personal details of shareholders in the stock register are confidential and will not be passed on to any unauthorized third party, in particular not to other shareholders. Shareholders do not have to have their names registered in the stock register. Shareholders wanting to be anonymous can, for instance, authorize their bank to be admitted to the stock register in their place. If this option is used, the shareholders may reserve the right to give instructions to the third party registered in the stock register by means of corresponding agreements. However, only the third party registered in the stock register is regarded as the shareholder by the company.
Information held in the stock register is subject to applicable privacy law. The company is permitted to use stock register information for its investor relations activities. Any dissemination of this data outside of the group is prohibited.