Responsibility Statement

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 in accordance with German accepted accounting principles, 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 27, 2014

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

Dr. Thomas Rabe
Achim Berg
Markus Dohle
Dr. Judith Hartmann
Anke Schäferkordt