Explanatory Notes

Accounting Policies

The consolidated interim financial statements as of March 31, 2017, were prepared in condensed form in compliance with IAS 34 according to the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) of the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB), London, which are endorsed by the European Union, and the Interpretations of the IFRS Interpretations Committee in effect at the closing date.

Reference should be made as appropriate to the Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements for the 2016 fiscal year, particularly with regard to the main recognition and measurement principles.