Responsibility Statement

in accordance with Section 37y of the WpHG (German Securities Trading Act) in conjunction with Section 37w (2) No. 3 of the WpHG

To the best of our knowledge, and in accordance with the applicable reporting principles for interim financial reporting, the interim consolidated financial statements give a true and fair view of the assets, liabilities, financial position and profit or loss of the Group, and the interim management report of the Group 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 for the remaining months of the financial year.

Stuttgart, July 22, 2014

Dieter Zetsche

Christine Hohmann-Dennhardt

Hubertus Troska

Thomas Weber

Wolfgang Bernhard

Wilfried Porth

Bodo Uebber

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