Responsibility Statement

To the best of our knowledge, and in accordance with the applicable reporting principles, the consolidated financial statements of the Merck 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 18, 2016

Karl-Ludwig Kley

Stefan Oschmann

Kai Beckmann

Belén Garijo Lopez

Marcus Kuhnert

Bernd Reckmann