1. Summary of all sub-judice or pending proceedings (civil-law, employment-law or administrative-law proceedings) and arbitration proceedings, both as defendant or plaintiff, as well as official investigations and proceedings (with the exception of debts occurring in the normal course of business)

2. Summary of all penal and regulatory offences against the company and executive bodies or employees insofar as they concern the company 3. Competition bans

4. Statement on whether there is any inherent pollution on the company sites or any suspicions of any inherent pollution (including asbestos); details of the rectification measures taken if appropriate

5. Contractual ruling in respect of the liability for inherent pollution, particularly in contracts with the Treuhandanstalt

6. Exemption and guarantee obligations under the Environment Liability Law (=A7 19 (Cover Provisions)

7. Emissions

8. The name, telephone number and address of all waste removal companies which operate on behalf of the company (including waste water and dangerous waste, etc.)

9. Summary of all product liability cases or recall campaigns relating to products which are still being sold by the company

10. Details of quality assurance and quality control systems if appropriate

11. Financial situation of the selling shareholders on account of the liability under =A7 419 of the German Civil Code (BGB) concerning negative assurances and other security measures

12. Non-insured risks; under-insurances; performance of obligations under insurance agreements; pending notice of termination or premium increase by the insurance company

13. Repayment obligations for subsidies or grants received

14. Facts or circumstances which will have an adverse effect in the profits of the current year in excess of ........ %

15. Planned, commenced or resolved capital investments; internal reports and forecasts on the course of business as well as all predictions on future budgets and business plans

16. Press releases of the company and its subsidiaries during the last three years

For further information please contact Dr Erich Michel, Wessing Berenberg-Gossler Zimmermann Lange, Freiherr-Vom-Stein-Strasse 24-26, Frankfurt am Maim 60323, Frankfurt, Germany- Tel: +496 997 1300, Fax: +496 997 130100.

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