We can confirm that a meeting between representatives of Sika and Saint-Gobain took place today in Zurich. Sika entered this meeting in good faith and was expecting constructive discussions. However, Saint-Gobain continues to ignore the detrimental effects of the transaction on Sika and its shareholders. The concerns of Sika's shareholders, Sika Management and Board are not taken serious. Furthermore, we distance ourselves from any claim made by Saint-Gobain that we have a joint view on possible synergies or any other aspect of the transaction. Sika will continue to act in the interest of its shareholders and other stakeholders.