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TPS7A88-Q1: Additional Pads A1 to A4 in the automotive version of the component

Part Number: TPS7A88-Q1

Hello I'm using the TPS7A8801RTJR on a PCB, since this part isn't currently available in the distributers stock I may use the TPS7A88QRTJRQ1.
I observed in the Datasheet of the TPS7A88-Q1 that the Component has additional Pads in each corner, referenced as A1 to A4.
What is those function? Are they electrically connected to a potential (as for example GND)? 

I'm asking, because in my PCB there is a VIA close to the Pad A2, worst case the Pad A2 could be shortened with that VIA.
The VIA does conducts the Net "EN2" (Pin 6) of the  TPS7A88-Q1.