Declaration of Corporate Governance as per Section 315(5) of the German Commercial Code (HGB) in connection with Section 289(a) HGB

The Declaration of Corporate Governance, pursuant to Section 315(5) HGB in connection with Section 289(a) HGB, comprises the subchapters Corporate Governance Report (except for the disclosures persuant to Section 315(4) HGB), Compliance and Declaration of Conformity as per Section 161 of the German Stock Corporation Act (AktG) in the Corporate Governance chapter. It is a component of the Management’s Report.