Responsibility Statement

in accordance with Section 37y (1) of the WpHG (German Securities Trading Act) in conjunction with Section 297 (2), 4 and Section 315 (1), 6 of the HGB (German Commercial Law)

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 21, 2013

Dieter Zetsche

Christine Hohmann-Dennhardt

Andreas Renschler

Bodo Uebber

Wolfgang Bernhard

Wilfried Porth

Hubertus Troska

Thomas Weber