To the best of our knowledge, and in accordance with the applicable reporting principles for interim financial reporting, the interim consolidated financial statements give a true and fair view of the assets, liabilities, financial position and profit or loss of the group in line with generally accepted accounting standards, and the interim management report of the group includes a fair review of the development and performance of the business and 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 months of the financial year.
Cologne, July 24, 2014
The Board of Management
Matthias Zachert Dr. Werner Breuers
Dr. Bernhard Düttmann Dr. Rainier van Roessel