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Department Seal Annex C of the Agreement between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany concerning the Foundation "Remembrance, Responsibility and the Future"
Berlin, Germany, July 17, 2000
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Definition of "German Companies"

"German companies," as used in Article 1(1) and Article 2(1), are defined as in Sections 12 and 16 of the legislation establishing the Foundation "Remembrance, Re-sponsibility and the Future," as follows:

1. Enterprises that had their headquarters within the 1937 borders of the German Reich or that have their headquarters in the Federal Republic of Germany, as well as their parent companies, even when the latter had or have their headquarters abroad.

2. Enterprises situated outside the 1937 borders of the German Reich in which during the period between January 30, 1933, and the entry into force of the legislation establishing the Foundation "Remembrance, Responsibility and the Future," German enter-prises as described in Sentence (1) had a direct or indirect financial participation of at least 25 percent.

3. "German companies" does not include foreign parent companies with headquarters outside the 1937 borders of the German Reich in any case in which the sole alleged claim arising from National Socialist injustice or World War II has no connection with the German affiliate and the latter's involvement in National Socialist injustice, un-less there is pending a discovery request by plaintiff(s), of which the United States is provided notice by the defendant with copy to plaintiff(s), seeking discovery from or concerning World War II or National Socialist era actions of the German affiliate.

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