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 fiscal year.
Darmstadt, November 14, 2007
Karl-Heinz Streibich Arnd Zinnhardt
Mark Edwards David Broadbent
Dr. Peter Kürpick David Mitchell