Responsibility Statement

To the best of our knowledge, and in accordance with the applicable reporting principles, the consolidated financial statements of theMerck Group give a true and fair view of the assets, liabilities, financial position and profit or loss of the Group, and the combined management report includes a fair review of the development and performance of the business and the position of the Group, together with a description of the material opportunities and risks associated with the expected development of the Group.

Darmstadt, February 14, 2017

Stefan Oschmann

Udit Batra
Kai Beckmann
Walter Galinat

Belén Garijo Lopez
Marcus Kuhnert