Final declaration to the report on relationships with affiliated entities (,Abhängigkeitsbericht‘) pursuant to section 312 (3) sentence 3 of the German Stock Corporation Act (AktG)

With respect to the legal transactions and other measures mentioned in the report on relationships with affiliated entities, we hereby declare that in each case the Company received appropriate consideration in accordance with the circumstances of which we were aware at the time when the legal transactions were concluded or the measures were taken or omitted and that it did not suffer any disadvantages as a result of such measures having been taken or omitted.

Frankfurt am Main, 21 February 2018

The Executive Board

Gordon Riske

Ching Pong Quek

Dr Eike Böhm

Dr Thomas Toepfer