DOMESTIC BUSINESS ADDRESS:
IM ZOLLHAFEN 2-4 . D-50678 COLOGNE
BOARD: CORNELIUS EVERKE (CHAIRMAN), LUTZ SCHARPE (CFO)
CHAIRMAN OF THE SUPERVISORY BOARD: DR STEPHAN HOWALDT
COMMERCIAL REGISTER: LOCAL COURT COLOGNE HRB 95084
VAT NUMBER: DE 261 056 580
REGISTERED OFFICE OF THE COMPANY: COLOGNE
TEL.: +49 (0) 228 854 67-0
FAX: +49 (0) 228 854 67-299
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2. References and links.
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