Responsibility Statement

To the best of our knowledge, and in accordance with the applicable reporting principles for Interim Financial Reporting, the Condensed 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 material opportunities and risks associated with the expected development of the Group for the remaining months of the financial year.

Gütersloh, August 25, 2016

Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
represented by:
Bertelsmann Management SE, the personally liable partner
The Executive Board

Dr. Thomas Rabe
Fernando Carro de Prada
Markus Dohle
Dr. Immanuel Hermreck
Bernd Hirsch
Anke Schäferkordt