Responsibility Statement in Accordance with Section 37y and Section 37w(2)(3) of the German Securities Trading Act

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 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 financial year.

Ludwigshafen, July 24, 2017


The Board of Executive Directors