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Declaration on Corporate Governance pursuant to Art. 289f and 315d HGB including Corporate Governance Report of the SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES AG

The SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES AG attaches great importance to a proper and responsible corporate management in compliance with the rules of good corporate governance. The Executive and Supervisory Boards understand this to mean the responsible management and control of the company with a focus on long-term success, which appropriately considers not only long-term economic goals but also ecological and social objectives. Corporate governance is intended to ensure targeted and efficient cooperation between the Executive Board and Supervisory Board, protection of the interests of shareholders and employees, appropriate handling of risks, transparency of opportunities, and responsible corporate decision-making. The Executive Board and Supervisory Board understand corporate governance to be a process integrated into the development of the company which is continuously developed.
For reasons of easier readability, the masculine form is used in this declaration when referring to persons. It stands for persons of any gender.
The corporate governance statement for the financial year 2022 is made in accordance with sections 289f and 315d of the German Commercial Code (HGB) and forms part of the management report. The declaration relates to the date of publication of the management report. Pursuant to Section 317 (2) Sentence 6 HGB, the auditor’s review of the disclosures pursuant to Section 289f (2) and (5) HGB and Section 315d HGB is to be limited to whether the disclosures have been made. In accordance with Principles 22 and 23 of the German Corporate Governance Code as amended on April 28, 2022 (the “Code”), the corporate governance statement pursuant to sections 289f and 315d of the German Commercial Code (HGB) as part of the Group management report is the central instrument for informing shareholders about the corporate governance of the Company.

  1. Declaration of Conformity for the Business Year 2022 of the SINGULUS    TECHNOLOGIES AG to the German Corporate Governance Code pursuant to Art. 161 AktG

Since the submission of the last declaration of compliance in June 2022, the SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES AG has complied with all recommendations of the German Corporate Governance Code in the version of December 16, 2019 with the exceptions mentioned below and will comply with all recommendations and principles of the German Corporate Governance Code in the version of April 28, 2022 in the future with the exception of recommendations B. 5, D.2, D.3, D.4, D.10 as well as principles 14 and 15.

The Executive and Supervisory Boards of the SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES AG have adopted the following declaration pursuant to Art. 161 Para. 1 AktG, which was published on the company’s website at https://www.singulus.com/de/corporate-governance/ in May 2023:

  1. The last declaration of compliance was issued in June 2022. Since that date, SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES AG (the “Company“) has complied with the recommendations of the Government Commission on the German Corporate Governance Code in the Code version dated December 16, 2019 (“GCGC 2019“) except for the following deviations:

a) According to Recommendation F.2, the consolidated financial statements and the group management report should be publicly accessible within 90 days of the end of the financial year. The consolidated financial statements and group management reports for the 2020 and 2021 financial years could not be published until April 20, 2023, because the auditor issued the audit certificate only after new financing agreements had been concluded and new contracts awarded due to doubts about the going concern forecast.

b) The consolidated financial statements and the group management report for the financial year 2022 will also not be submitted within the period of 90 days in accordance with recommendation F.2. The Company must change its auditor due to statutory rotation requirements. However, the new auditor can only begin its audit work after the consolidated financial statements for 2020 and 2021 have been audited and approved.

c) According to recommendation B.5, the Supervisory Board shall set an age limit for members of the Executive Board. The Supervisory Board has not provided for a general age limit but decides on a case-by-case basis when making appointments. In August 2022, the Supervisory Board extended the service contract of Dr. Rinck for one year beyond his 65th birthday because the Supervisory Board considered continuity in management to be crucial due to the difficult situation of the Company.

d) According to recommendations D. 2, D. 3, D. 4, D. 5 GCGC, the Supervisory Board shall form professionally qualified committees. The Supervisory Board of the Company does not form any committees if there is a three-member Supervisory Board, since in the case of a three-member Supervisory Board the tasks of the Supervisory Board can be properly performed in plenary session. In this case, committees are not expected to increase efficiency, improve the handling of complex issues, or enable the Supervisory Board to perform its duties more efficiently or better in connection with accounting, risk management or auditing issues. Stock corporation law also stipulates that Supervisory Board committees with decision-making powers must be composed of at least three Supervisory Board members. Delegation of tasks is not expedient for this reason either.

e) Recommendation D.11 requires the Audit Committee to regularly review the quality of the audit of the financial statements. The Company does not have an audit committee, but the Supervisory Board carries out the assessment as a whole.

2. Except for the deviations explained under section 1 c), d) and e) the SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES AG will comply with the recommendations of the GCGC 2019 in the future. The Executive and Supervisory Boards expect that the consolidated financial statements and the group management report for the business year 2023 can be submitted within the 90-day period of recommendation F.2.

Kahl am Main, May 2023

Dr.-Ing. Wolfhard Leichnitz
Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Dr. rer. pol. Silke Landwehrmann       
Deputy Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board

Dr. rer. nat. Rolf Blessing
Member of the Supervisory Board

Dr.-Ing. Stefan Rinck
Chief Executive Officer

Dipl.-Oec. Markus Ehret                  
Executive Board Member

2. Relevant information with regards to corporate governance

2.1 Management structure

As a German stock corporation, the SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES AG is subject to German stock corporation law and therefore has a two-tier management and control structure consisting of the Executive and Supervisory Boards. The Executive Board manages the business and is responsible for corporate strategy, accounting, finance, and planning. It is advised and monitored by the Supervisory Board.

The Supervisory Board discusses business development and planning, corporate strategy, and its implementation based on reports from the Executive Board. Major Executive Board decisions such as major acquisitions and financing measures are subject to the approval of the Supervisory Board in accordance with the Executive Board’s Rules of Procedure. It commissions the auditor elected by the Annual General Meeting to carry out the audit and receives a report on the audit. Following its own review, the Supervisory Board approves the annual financial statements and the consolidated financial statements.

The Executive Board currently consists of two members and the Supervisory Board of three members. The SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES AG is not subject to the German Co-Determination Act.

2.2 Risk Management

SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES AG considers efficient and forward-looking risk management to be an important and value-creating task. Risk management is one of the core functions of entrepreneurial activity and a crucial element for the success of our business activities.

Specifically, risk management supports the achievement of the Company’s objectives by creating transparency about the Company’s risk situation as a basis for risk-conscious decision-making, thus enabling potential threats to the Company’s net assets, financial position, and results of operations to be identified and the necessary action to be taken. Risk management enables risks to be controlled and monitored in a targeted manner. In addition, the aim is to limit risks to an acceptable level and optimize risk costs.

The risk management is integrated into the existing organization of the SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES AG. It does not form an independent structure. The risk management organization of the SlNGULUS TECHNOLOGIES AG is supported by the respective department heads, who are assisted by the risk manager as well as the Chief Financial Officer. The Chief Financial Officer coordinates all activities in connection with the risk management of the SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES AG with the other members of the Executive Board.

The Executive Board and the risk manager report to the Supervisory Board at least once a fiscal year on the status of risk management and planned improvements. The results of the audit of the risk management system by the auditor and the resulting measures are also discussed.

2.3 Ethics Code

Integrity characterizes the interaction of the SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES AG with its business partners, employees, shareholders and the public. Respectful, loyal, and fair dealings with each other and with our business partners are essential for the SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES AG. This fundamental statement is the basis for the self-imposed code of ethics of the SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES AG, which can be viewed at https://www.singulus.com/de/corporate-governance/. It contains binding internal rules based on high ethical and legal standards. The Code of Ethics focuses on integrity in dealing with business partners, employees, shareholders and the public and is a corporate governance practice applied company-wide. It was adopted by the Executive Board and Supervisory Board in spring 2015 and has since been implemented throughout the Group in several steps. The contents of the Code of Ethics are communicated to various employee groups at regular intervals as part of training programs, some of which are electronic.

The objective of the code of ethics is to inform the employees of the SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES Group about the most important compliance topics (competition law, corruption, handling conflicts of interest, money laundering, embargo and trade control regulations, data protection, dealing with the media and the public, occupational safety). The Code of Ethics is flanked by an action guideline, which among other things contains rules for the giving and acceptance of gifts, and an action guideline for whistleblowers, which regulates details on the reporting of misconduct and illegal, immoral, or inappropriate activities within the SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES Group.

2.4 Compliance Management

For the Executive and Supervisory Boards of the SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES AG the observance of a comprehensive compliance is an indispensable prerequisite for sustainable economic success. As part of the risk management, compliance risk issues are analyzed and controlled. In this context, quarterly reports are submitted to the Chief Financial Officer and once a year to the Supervisory Board. In addition, reports are submitted directly to the Chief Financial Officer in the event of exceptional circumstances.

In the business year 2022 the compliance guideline was further implemented. The employees of the SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES AG were regularly trained regarding the Code of Ethics, export control and embargoes, information security, insider trading, trading with information and corruption prevention, among others.

In case of actual or suspected compliance violations, employees can contact their supervisor, the person responsible for compliance or the SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES ombudsperson, anonymously if desired. There were no incidents in the business year 2022

3.1 Close cooperation of Executive and Supervisory Boards

The Executive Board and Supervisory Board work closely together for the benefit of the Company. The Executive Board reports to the Supervisory Board regularly, promptly, and comprehensively on relevant issues of corporate planning and strategic development, as well as on the course of business and the situation of the Group.

In the business year 2022 the Supervisory Board intensively dealt with the business development of the SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES AG due to the difficult financial situation. A total of 21 Supervisory Board meetings took place, most of them in the presence of the Executive Board. In addition, the Chairman of the Supervisory Board was in contact with the Executive Board on an almost weekly basis in order to stay informed about new developments, to discuss current challenges and to keep the Supervisory Board up to date accordingly.

The basis for the Supervisory Board’s information and monitoring activities is an ongoing reporting system. Additional written and oral reports by the Executive Board, other employees and the auditors supplement the reporting. In the case of important issues, the Supervisory Board also calls in external consultants to supplement the reporting by the Executive Board. The Chairman of the Supervisory Board also regularly discusses the situation of the Company and its further development with the Executive Board in individual meetings and subsequently reports to the other members of the Supervisory Board. The business situation and liquidity situation are discussed internally by the Supervisory Board and at each Supervisory Board meeting, in some cases also jointly with the Executive Board. The Supervisory Board’s rules of procedure stipulate that significant business transactions are subject to approval by the Supervisory Board.

3.2 Members and work of the Executive Board

The Executive Board of the SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES AG consisted of three members in the business year 2022 until October 31, 2022. Dr. rer. nat. Strahberger resigned from the Executive Board with the expiration of his appointment and service contract. The Supervisory Board believed a reduction of the Executive Board was appropriate due to the difficult situation of the company.

The Executive Board is the management body of the Company. In managing the Company, the Executive Board is bound solely by the interests of the Company and is guided by the goal of sustainably increasing the value of the Company as well as the interests of the shareholders and employees. In addition to long-term economic goals, it also considers ecological and social goals.

The current members of the Executive Board are Dr. Stefan Rinck and Mr. Markus Ehret. Dr. Stefan Rinck has been Chairman of the Executive Board since April 1, 2010, Mr. Markus Ehret has been a member of the Executive Board of the SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES AG since April 19, 2010. The service agreement and the appointment of Dr. Stefan Rinck was extended on August 16, 2022, until December 31, 2023. The service agreement and appointment of Mr. Markus Ehret runs until March 20, 2024. Dr. Christian Strahberger was a member of the Executive Board from November 1, 2019, to October 31, 2022.

As Chairman of the Management Board, Dr. Stefan Rinck is responsible for Sales, Technology, Research and Development, Strategy and International Activities and, since the departure of Dr. Strahberger, for Production, Semiconductors and Set-up China Manufacturing. Mr. Markus Ehret is responsible for Finance, Controlling, Investor Relations, Human Resources, ESG and IT and, since the departure of Dr. Strahberger, Purchasing.

3.3 Members and work of the Supervisory Board

The Supervisory Board of the SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES AG consists of three members. The Supervisory Board is not co-determined. The cooperation within the Supervisory Board was characterized by efficiency, professional competence, and trust.

The members of the Supervisory Board in the financial year 2022 were Dr. Wolfhard Leichnitz, Dr. Silke Landwehrmann and Dr. Rolf Blessing.

The terms of office of Dr. Leichnitz and Dr. Blessing expired at the end of the Annual General Meeting on July 19, 2023. Dr. Leichnitz stood for re-election and the Annual General Meeting on July 19, 2023, confirmed the election. Dr. Blessing is retiring from the Supervisory Board as planned on expiry of his term of office for reasons of age. Dr. Changfeng Tu was elected as his successor by the same Annual General Meeting. Dr. Tu is a Chinese citizen and currently lives in Düsseldorf. He works as an independent lawyer and investor. In particular, he advises German and Chinese companies on investments in China and Europe. The Supervisory Board expects that the Company will be able to benefit from Dr. Tu’s expertise in “investments in China” in the important sales market of China.

In the Rules of Procedure of the Supervisory Board, which are available on the Company’s website at www.singulus.de/de/investor-relations/corporate-governance, the Supervisory Board has specified in item 2.3 the expertise and experience that the Supervisory Board should cover in addition to knowledge of the business areas, the competitive situation and the customers of the Company as a whole.

The current members of the Supervisory Board cover the following areas:

The Supervisory Board has again refrained from forming an audit committee or other committees in the 2022 financial year because, in its opinion, they are unlikely to increase efficiency or improve the handling of complex issues or enable the Supervisory Board to perform its duties more efficiently or better in connection with accounting, risk management or auditing issues. Stock corporation law also stipulates that supervisory board committees with decision-making powers must be composed of at least three supervisory board members. Delegation of tasks is not appropriate for this reason either. In particular, the tasks assigned to the Audit Committee by the Code are performed by the Supervisory Board as a whole.

The Supervisory Board regularly conducts a self-assessment regarding the efficiency of its work and identifies improvements. The Supervisory Board follows the requirements of the Code and regularly assesses how effectively the Supervisory Board performs its duties.

A detailed account of the work of the Supervisory Board in fiscal year 2022 can be found in the Report of the Supervisory Board on pages 2 to 15.

There were no consultancy or other service or work contracts between members of the Supervisory Board and the Company in the past financial year.

Dr. Leichnitz has been a member of the Supervisory Board for more than 12 years and is therefore no longer considered independent of the Company pursuant to Section 12.7 of the Code. The two other members of the Supervisory Board are independent within the meaning of the Code.

According to the by-laws of the Supervisory Board, members of the Supervisory Board shall immediately disclose to the Chairman of the Supervisory Board any potential conflicts of interest, which may arise, for example, due to a consulting or board function with business customers, guarantors, lenders or other business partners of the SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES AG. No conflicts of interest of Supervisory Board members arose during the reporting period.

3.4 Developments since December 31, 2022, in the composition of the
Management Board and Supervisory Board

As already described in section 3.3, Dr. Tu has been a member of the Supervisory Board since the end of the Annual General Meeting on July 19, 2023. He succeeds Dr. Blessing, who stepped down from the Supervisory Board at the end of his term of office.

At its meeting on October 30, 2023, the Supervisory Board resolved to propose to the Annual General Meeting that the Supervisory Board be expanded to four members. The Executive Board and Supervisory Board are of the opinion that a Supervisory Board with four members can better represent the interests of the shareholders in accordance with the current shareholding ratios. The largest single shareholder Triumph Science & Technology Group Co., Ltd. Beijing (“Triumph”); which holds 16.75% of the share capital, is currently not represented on the Supervisory Board. In addition, a further Supervisory Board member will expand the competence profile of the Supervisory Board through his skills and expertise. The Supervisory Board proposes Mr. Denan Chu for election to the Supervisory Board at the Annual General Meeting. Mr. Chu is Board Secretary and General Counsel (Head of the Executive Secretariat and Legal Department) at Triumph.

At the same meeting, the Supervisory Board extended the appointment of Dr. Stefan Rinck to the Executive Board until December 31, 2024, and the appointment of Markus Ehret until December 31, 2028.

4. Targets for the share of female members of the Executive Board and for the two management levels below the Executive Board

As a listed and non-co-determined stock corporation, the SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES AG is obligated to resolve certain targets for the company with respect to the quota of women as well as to publish these in the management report for the business year. The targets for the Supervisory Board and the Executive Board are to be resolved by the Supervisory Board pursuant to Section 111 (5) AktG and the targets for the two management levels below the Executive Board are to be resolved by the Executive Board pursuant to Section 76 (4) AktG. The Supervisory Board and the Board of Management must set deadlines for determining the targets, which may not exceed five years in each case.

In February 2022, the Supervisory Board of the SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES AG set the target for the percentage of women on the Supervisory Board at 33 % by December 31, 2023. At the time of the determination the Supervisory Board had and currently has three members, one of whom is a woman.

At the time of the determination of the target size by the Supervisory Board in February 2022 the Executive Board of the SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES AG consisted of three members, as of December 31, 2022, the Executive Board consisted of two members. At both dates the Executive Board did not include a woman. The Supervisory Board does not currently intend to increase the size of the Executive Board. For any new appointments after Dr. Rinck’s appointment expires on December 31, 2023, the Supervisory Board requires the greatest possible flexibility to find the most suitable candidate. The market for management personnel is very competitive. There are very few experienced female executives in the engineering industry. The Supervisory Board therefore does not want to be restricted by a women’s quota when selecting a suitable candidate. The target for the proportion of women on the Executive Board is therefore to be set again at 0 %.

On June 30, 2022, the Executive Board set the target for the proportion of women at the first management level below the Executive Board at 33 % and at the second management level below the Executive Board at 17 % by June 30, 2026. Both targets were achieved in the reporting year.

5. Diversity concept with respect to the composition of the Executive Board and the Supervisory Board as well as competence profile

The Supervisory Board has anchored the diversity concept and the competence profile on its composition regarding aspects such as age, gender, educational or professional background in its Rules of Procedure. The age limit for membership of the Supervisory Board is 72. Accordingly, the Supervisory Board shall not propose any persons for election to the Supervisory Board for a longer term of office than until they reach the age of 72. Candidates proposed to the Annual General Meeting for election to the Supervisory Board shall have the following expertise and experience (although not all criteria need to be met): (i) knowledge of the core business areas, in particular the competitive situation and the needs of customers, (ii) technical expertise regarding the technological challenges associated with the development of new machines, (iii) experience with complex development projects, (iv) international business experience, including outside Europe, (v) experience with national and international sales structures, (vi) expertise in capital markets and investor relations, and (vii) expertise in mergers & acquisitions. At least one member of the Supervisory Board must have special expertise in the fields of accounting and auditing. The members must be familiar with the sector in which the Company operates. The members shall have personality, integrity, professionalism, willingness to perform and independence. Nationality shall not play a role in the selection of a candidate. In addition, more than half of the Supervisory Board members shall be independent of the Company and the Executive Board. The Supervisory Board shall set a target quota for the proportion of women on the Supervisory Board (see above).

The Supervisory Board is convinced that it fulfills the competence profile and diversity concept described by the appointment of one woman and two men and due to their age, educational and professional background.

Specifications for the diversity concept regarding the Executive Board are also anchored in the Supervisory Board’s Rules of Procedure. Accordingly, the Chairman of the Supervisory Board coordinates long-term succession planning for the Executive Board, whereby an age limit of 65 years is to be provided for Executive Board members. When appointing members to the Executive Board, the Supervisory Board shall also pay attention to diversity. This is done on a case-by-case basis.

The Annual General Meeting on July 19, 2023, reappointed Dr. Leichnitz for the period until the end of the Annual General Meeting which resolves on the formal approval of the actions of the Supervisory Board for the fiscal year 2024. His term of office will therefore end after his 72nd birthday in December 2024. Although this is a formal Although this is a formal violation of the Supervisory Board’s Rules of Procedure, the Supervisory Board Supervisory Board has decided to propose Dr. Leichnitz for re-election for this term because, in this difficult situation his many years of knowledge of the Company and its business is very valuable and his its business is very valuable and his expertise would be lost. The exceeding of the age limit was announced in the invitation to the Annual Stockholders’ Meeting for July 19, 2023, was presented to the shareholders. The Annual General Meeting has elected Dr. Leichnitz with a majority of 98.79 %.

6. Additional corporate governance information

6.1 Transparency and communications

The Executive Board publishes potentially price-sensitive information concerning the SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES AG without delay unless the company is exempt from this requirement in individual cases.

The SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES AG takes care that the shareholders of the company can get a timely and comprehensive picture of the situation of the company via the information published on its website. The SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES AG reports to its shareholders four times per business year about the business development as well as the financial and earnings situation. All financial reports, current company presentations, the corporate calendar as well as the notifications pursuant to Art. 17 MAR, the securities transactions (directors’ dealings) to be reported pursuant to Art. 19 MAR and the voting rights notifications pursuant to Art. 33 et seq. German Securities Trading Act (WpHG) are published at www.singulus.de in the Investor Relations and Corporate News sections. In order to improve transparency and maintain the share price, the SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES AG held several analyst conferences and conducted numerous one-on-one meetings with investors.

All reports and documents on corporate governance and corporate management including the declaration of compliance with the Code, a reference to the full text of the Code available on the Internet as well as the company’s Articles of Association can also be found under Investor Relations, keyword Corporate Governance. The invitations to the Annual General Meeting and voting results can be viewed on the SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES website in the Investor Relations section.

6.2 Shareholders and Annual General Meeting

The shareholders of the SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES AG exercise their rights at the Annual General Meeting of the company, where each share grants one vote. At the Annual General Meeting, the shareholders pass resolutions on the appropriation of the balance sheet profit, the discharge of the Executive and Supervisory Boards and the election of the auditor in accordance with the statutory requirements. Amendments to the Articles of Association and capital measures are resolved by the Annual General Meeting and implemented by the Executive Board.

The Annual General Meeting of the SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES AG usually takes place in the first half of the year. The Annual General Meeting of the SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES AG for the business year 2022 could not yet take place because the annual financial statements 2022 could only be adopted by the Supervisory Board on October 30, 2023. The reason for the delay was the late adoption of the annual financial statements for the business years 2020 and 2021 as well as the change of the auditor, which was necessary due to legal requirements. The financial statements for 2020 and 2021 were not adopted until April 11, 2023. Only then could the audit work for the 2022 financial statements begin. By court order dated May 16, 2023, Baker Tilly GmbH & Co. KG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft, Düsseldorf, was appointed as the new auditor for fiscal 2022. The new auditor began its audit work in May 2023 and has quickly familiarized itself with the Company’s affairs. He issued the audit certificate on October 29, 2023 . The Executive Board and Supervisory Board then convened the Annual General Meeting without delay. The Annual General Meetings for fiscal years 2020 and 2021 were held together and took place during a single virtual meeting without physical presence. The Annual General Meeting for fiscal year 2022 is to be held in the same form on December 14, 2023. The Annual General Meeting on July 19, 2023, authorized the Executive Board to hold Annual General Meetings in virtual form by amending the Articles of Association.

The Executive Board and Supervisory Board consider this legally prescribed form of the Annual General Meeting to be the best solution in the current situation of the Company. It has cost advantages over attendance meetings. Shareholders’ rights are not restricted. They can submit questions before the Annual General Meeting. The questions will be answered in writing and made available to shareholders attending the Annual General Meeting. The Executive Board’s speech is published in advance so that shareholders can ask questions about the remarks. During the meeting, each shareholder has the right to speak via video communication. Follow-up questions may be asked on the answers given or on new matters. Every shareholder has the right to make statements at the meeting, even without having to ask further questions.

The Executive Board and Supervisory Board believe that bringing forward the right to ask questions offers great advantages because questions can be answered carefully and with sufficient time. The Company does not have the resources for a large back office to answer questions asked spontaneously during the meeting.

The virtual Annual General Meeting makes it easier for shareholders to attend because travel time and travel expenses are eliminated. Voting rights can be exercised by giving instructions to the proxy or at the virtual meeting.

6.3 Accounting principles and audit of financial accounts

The consolidated financial statements and the interim reports of the SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES Group are prepared in accordance with IFRS as well as the applicable commercial law provisions pursuant to Art. 315e Para. 1 HGB. The separate financial statements of the SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES AG are prepared in accordance with the provisions of the HGB and the AktG as well as supplementary provisions of the Articles of Association. The consolidated and annual financial statements for the business year 2022 prepared by the Executive Board were audited by the auditing firm Baker Tilly GmbH & Co. KG, Frankfurt am Main. For its part, the Supervisory Board examined the financial statements and the results of the audit and adopted the separate financial statements for fiscal 2022 and approved the consolidated financial statements. The Supervisory Board discussed important aspects with the auditor.

Interim reports are made available to the public within 45 days of the end of the quarter. The annual financial statements and the consolidated financial statements are made available to the public within 90 days of the end of the financial year. In the past, the Company has always complied with these deadlines except for the annual financial statements for fiscal years 2020 and 2021, which could not be published until April 11, 2023. The auditor issued the audit opinion only after new financing agreements had been concluded and new contracts awarded. For the reasons stated above under item 6.2, the annual financial statements for the 2022 financial year could also not be made available until after the deadline.

The annual report for the business year 2022 and the interim reports can be viewed on the website of the SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES AG.

6.4 Compensation of Executive and Supervisory Board members

As in the past years, the SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES AG discloses both the fixed and the performance-based components of the compensation of the Executive Board members as well as the share-based compensation components with long-term incentive individually. In addition, the addition to the pension plan, which is based on a defined contribution system, is also disclosed individually. The disclosures can be found in the Compensation Report, which can be accessed at www.singulus.de/de/investor-relations/corporate-governance. In accordance with § 162 of the German Stock Corporation Act (AktG), the compensation report presents the compensation and compensation system of the Executive Board comprehensively and on an individualized basis, also addressing the structure of compensation components with a long-term incentive effect. In addition, the compensation of the members of the Supervisory Board is presented on an individualized basis.

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