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 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.
Bonn, 15 February 2008
The Board of Management
Dr Klaus Zumwinkel
Dr Frank Appel John Allan Jürgen Gerdes
Dr Wolfgang Klein John P. Mullen Walter Scheurle