Pursuant to art. 19 para. 1 of the EU Market Abuse Regulation (no. 596/2014, “MAR”), persons discharging managerial responsibilities for an issuer shall notify the issuer and the competent authority of every transaction conducted on their own account relating to the shares or debt instruments of that issuer or to derivatives or other financial instruments linked thereto promptly and no later than three business days after the date of the transaction. This obligation also applies to persons closely associated with such persons.