Mr. Bruening, a Director of the Company, organized Value Relations GmbH, a full service investor relations firm operating in Frankfurt, Germany in 1999 and currently serves as its Managing Partner. From 1998 to 1999, Mr. Bruening served as a funds manager and Director of Asset Management for Value Management & Research AG, a private investment fund and funds manager in Germany. From 1997 to 1998, Mr. Bruening was a financial analyst and Head of Research for Value Research GmbH. Mr. Bruening is a member of the advisory board of Clarity AG and served as a member of the board of Matchnet plc. Mr. Bruening holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Technischen Universitat Darmstadt.