Responsibility Statement in accordance with section 37y in connection with section 37w(2) no. 3 of the German Securities Trading Act (WpHG)

To the best of our knowledge, and in accordance with the applicable reporting principles for half-year financial reporting, the Consolidated Half-Year Financial Statements give a true and fair view of the net assets, financial position and results of operations of the Group, and the Half-Year Management’s Report includes a fair review of the development and performance of the business as well as the position of the Group, together with a description of the principal opportunities and risks associated with the expected development of the Group for the remaining fiscal year.

Ludwigshafen, July 23, 2018


The Board of Executive Directors