This ad hoc-release contains forward-looking statements based on assumptions and estimates made by the executive boards of WACKER and SCHOTT. Although we assume the expectations in these forward-looking statements are realistic, we cannot guarantee they will prove to be correct. The assumptions may harbor risks and uncertainties that may cause the actual figures to differ considerably from the forward-looking statements. Factors that may cause such discrepancies include, among other things, changes in the economic and business environment, variations in exchange and interest rates, the introduction of competing products, lack of acceptance for new products or services, and changes in corporate strategy. Neither WACKER nor SCHOTT plan to update the forward-looking statements, nor assume the obligation to do so.