Annual Stockholders’ Meeting 2017

Item 7

Election of the auditor for the annual financial statements and for the review of the half-yearly and interim financial reports

Based on the recommendation of the Audit Committee, the Supervisory Board proposes the election of Deloitte GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft, Munich, Germany, as the auditor of the annual and consolidated financial statements for the fiscal year 2017 and to review the condensed financial statements and interim management report as of June 30, 2017, September 30, 2017 and March 31, 2018, respectively.

In accordance with Article 16, Paragraph 2 of Regulation (EU) No. 537 / 2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 April 2014 on specific requirements regarding statutory audit of public-interest entities and repealing Commission Decision 2005 / 909 / EC, the Audit Committee recommended Deloitte GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft, Munich, Germany, and Ernst & Young GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft, Stuttgart, Germany, to the Supervisory Board for the above audit services and expressed a preference for Deloitte GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft, Munich, Germany.