On March 1, 2012, ING Insurance Topholding N.V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands has notified us according to article 27a of the WpHG as follows:
“We refer to our notification pursuant to section 21 German Securities Trading Act as of 22 February 2012. With respect to the aims pursued with the acquisition of shares we hereby inform you pursuant to section 27a para 1 sentences 1 and 3 German Securities Trading Act as follows:
1. The acquisition of voting rights exceeding the notification threshold of 25% aims at a long term strategic investment in First Sensor AG in order to create a sustained value enhancement.
2. From a current perspective, there is no intention to acquire or to otherwise obtain further voting rights within the next twelve months. However, Parcom Deutschland I GmbH & Co. KG and Alegria Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH, respectively, reserve the right, depending on the relevant market price, to acquire additional shares in First Sensor AG up to 29.9% of the voting rights.
3. It is envisaged to propose a change of the composition of the supervisory board in the course of the next general meeting of shareholders and to exercise influence regarding the actual composition of the supervisory board by exercising the voting rights.
4. There is no intention to materially amend the capital structure of First Sensor AG, in particular with regard to the relation between equity-funding and debt financing as well as with regard to dividend policy of First Sensor AG.
Regarding the origin of funds used for the acquisition of shares we hereby inform you pursuant to section 27a para 1 sentence 4 German Securities Trading Act that such acquisition has been financed solely from liquid funds of our subsidiary, Parcom Deutschland I GmbH & Co. KG, which has provided such funds by way of a loan to Alegria Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH.”
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