To the best of our knowledge, and in accordance with the applicable reporting principles, the consolidated financial statements of the Group give a true and fair view of the assets, liabilities, financial position and profit or loss of the Group, and the combined management report includes a fair view 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.
Darmstadt, February 14, 2020
Addendum to the consolidated financial statements and the combined management report regarding subsequent events:
The events subsequent to the balance sheet date relate to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and the resulting addenda to the section entitled “General Disclosures – Subsequent events” of the notes to the consolidated financial statement as well as to the sections entitled “Report on Risks and Opportunities – Overall view of the risk and opportunity situation and management assessment“, section “Report on Expected Developments – Forecast for the Group“ and section “Additional Information on Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, in accordance with the German Commercial Code (HGB) – Forecast for Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany,“ of the combined management report.
Darmstadt, May 12, 2020