Responsibility Statement

“To the best of our knowledge and in accordance with the applicable reporting principles, the consolidated financial statements give a true and fair view of the Group’s net assets, financial position and results of operations, and the combined Group management report includes a fair view of the business development including the results and the position of the Group, together with a description of the principal opportunities and risks associated with the expected development of the Group in the remainder of the fiscal year.”

Düsseldorf, Germany, February 28, 2017

Rolf Buch (CEO) (signature)

Rolf Buch

Dr. A. Stefan Kirsten (CFO) (signature)

Dr. A. Stefan Kirsten

Klaus Freiberg (COO) (signature)

Klaus Freiberg

Gerald Klinck (CCO) (signature)

Gerald Klinck