Credibility Culture

5.6 Trading Restrictions / Quiet Periods

Quiet periods generally start after closing (first half: July 1 / full year: January 1) and end on the day of public announcement of the semiannual/annual financial results. Trading is authorized as of the day following the public announcement. Quiet periods apply to the members of the Board of Directors, the members of the Extended Executive Committee, including their respective staff members with access to insider information, and the members of the Global Finance Team. The day of public announcement of the annual and semiannual financial results is visible.