We draw attention to the fact that the assurance engagement was conducted for the Company’s purposes and that the report is intended solely to inform the Company about the result of the assurance engagement. Consequently, it may not be suitable for any other purpose than the aforementioned. Accordingly, the report is not intended to be used by third parties for making (financial) decisions based on it. Our responsibility is to the Company. We do not accept any responsibility to third parties. Our assurance opinion is not modified in this respect.

Frankfurt / Main, 14. March 2023

PricewaterhouseCoopers GmbH



Nicolette Behncke                                                ppa. Janine Haupenthal
[German public auditor]


These contents are part of the Non-financial Group Report and were subject to a separate limited assurance examination.