Blowing the whistle

Dear employees and business partners,

Even if you personally comply with all laws, regulations and guidelines on a daily basis, you may learn of violations by third parties at Biotest or receive information about unethical, illegal or irresponsible actions. If you identify actual evidence of misconduct and wish to report it, you may do so in the following ways:

i) If the misconduct relates to criminal or certain administrative offences in connection with Biotest's operations, you may first contact the local Compliance Officer or the Corporate Compliance Department under

ii) If the misconduct relates to human rights in connection with Biotest suppliers or operations at Biotest itself, you may contact the local Compliance Officer or the Corporate Compliance Department under

iii) If you wish to report complaints concerning environmental violations both at Biotest itself and at Biotest suppliers or about health and safety deficiencies at Biotest itself, you may contact the Biotest Environmental, Health and Safety Department at, +49(0) 6103 801 666.

Compliance Telephone Hotline
on 00800 8010 1234 (from Germany)
or 0-00800 8010 1234 (from the Biotest network)

The aforementioned persons also assume responsibility as an "internal reporting office" pursuant to Section 12 et seq. of the German Whistleblower Protection Act.

For countries with subsidiary or representative office:

Austria 0800 29 25 90
Switzerland 0800 55 85 34
Hungary 06800 21 487

For countries without subsidiary or representative office:

+49-(0)211- 26108812 or (+49-(0)211- 26108813

You can reach the lawyers Dr. André Kowalski (+49-(0)211- 261 088 12) or Tim Arne Schmidt (+49-(0)211- 261 088 13) of the law firm Kowalski Clemens Schmidt in Düsseldorf on these toll-free numbers and the toll number. You can tell them your tips or suspicions without having to fear any disadvantages, and you can also remain anonymous if you wish. In this case, the lawyers mentioned are also obliged to maintain your anonymity vis-à-vis us and to comply with their duty of attorney-client confidentiality.