Responsibility statement

To the best of our knowledge, and in accordance with the applicable accounting principles, the consolidated financial statements present a true and accurate view of the assets, financial position and net income of the Group, and the Group Management Report presents a true and accurate view of the Group’s performance, results and position, together with a description of the material opportunities and risks associated with the expected development of the Group.

Hannover, 25 February 2014

Board of Management

Herbert K. Kaas,      Dr. Christian Hinsch,      Torsten Leue      Dr. Thomas NothDeputy Chairman     Chairman

Dr. Immo Querner   Dr. Heinz-Peter Roß       Ulrich Wallin