Auditor for financial year 2017

The Annual General Meeting of May 10, 2017 has engaged Deloitte GmbH Wirtschaftprüfungsgesellschaft, Munich as auditor for the financial year 2017.

The audits have been performed by Deloitte since the 2006 Annual Financial Statements. The key audit partners responsible for carrying out the audit are changed in accordance with statutory requirements. The key audit partners in 2016 were Mr. Schlereth and Mr. Bedenbecker. Mr. Schlereth has been responsible for the assignment since 2013 and Mr. Bedenbecker since 2011.