Responsibility Statement

“To the best of our knowledge and in accordance with the applicable reporting principles, the interim 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.”

Bochum, Germany, August 24, 2018

Rolf Buch (CEO) (Signature)

Rolf Buch

Helene von Roeder (CFO) (Signature)

Helene von Roeder

Klaus Freiberg (COO) (Signature)

Klaus Freiberg

Daniel Riedl (CDO) (Signature)

Daniel Riedl