Profit appropriation pursuant to the Articles of Association

Article 25 (partial)

Paragraph 4
The Board of Directors, subject to the approval of the Supervisory Board, is authorized to determine which part of the profit shall be allocated to the reserves, after payment of dividends to the holders of both ‘B’ preference shares and ‘F’ preference shares.

Paragraph 5
The profit then remaining shall be at the disposal of the general meeting of shareholders for the holders of ordinary shares. Pursuant to a proposal of the Board of Directors that has been approved by the Supervisory Board, the general meeting of shareholders may resolve that all or part of a dividend distribution to the holders of ordinary shares shall be made in shares in the share capital of the company instead of cash.