Change in control and defensive measures
In the event of a change in control, employee options granted can be exercised without observing the three to five years blocking period. The rules regarding change in control are also applicable in case employees are leaving the company. Other than that, there are no special agreements concerning a change in control in favor of either the members of the Board of Directors, Group Management, or any other company management members. The Articles of Association contain no provision regarding “opting out” or “opting up” pursuant to Article 125 or 135 FinfraG, respectively.