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 fi nancial position, cash fl ows and profi t 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 9, 2018


Dieter Zetsche

Martin Daum

Renata Jungo Brüngger

Ola Källenius

Wilfried Porth

Britta Seeger

Hubertus Troska

Bodo Uebber

Independent Auditor's Report