Responsibility Statement

To the best of our knowledge, and in accordance with the applicable reporting principles, the consolidated financial statements give a true and fair view of the assets, liabilities, financial position and profit or loss of the Group, and the Group management report, which has been combined with the management report for DAG, 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.

Stuttgart, February 10, 2017

Dieter Zetsche

Renata Jungo Brüngger

Wilfried Porth

Hubertus Troska

Wolfgang Bernhard

Ola Källenius

Britta Seeger

Bodo Uebber

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