7 Change in Control and Defensive Measures
7.1 Duty to Offer
According to Article 6 of the Articles of Association of Conzzeta AG, purchasers of shares in the company are not obligated to present a public offer to buy in accordance with Article 135 (1) of the Financial Market Infrastructure Act (FMIA) (opting-out).
7.2 Change of Control Clauses
No agreements or plans contain any change of control clauses in favor of the members of the Board of Directors. Regarding the share rights granted to certain employees of Conzzeta Group (restricted share units; see further Compensation Report, Section 2.3), a change of control at the level of Conzzeta AG, its merger with an unrelated company or the disposal of the entirety of or a majority of a business unit to an unrelated company would trigger the early transformation of the entitlements over Conzzeta shares, although in the last-mentioned case only for employees whose employment relationship with a company from the Conzzeta Group has ended for this reason or has been transferred to the new owner. The lock-up periods for the Conzzeta shares allocated to the members of the Executive Committee also end under the same circumstances (see further the Compensation Report, Section 4.2.3).