Responsibility Statement

Balance Sheet Oath

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

Bochum, Germany, February 25, 2019

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