Responsibility Statement

To the best of our knowledge, and in accordance with the applicable reporting principles for interim financial reporting, the Condensed 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 Group Interim Management Report 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 28, 2020

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

Thomas Rabe
Markus Dohle
Immanuel Hermreck
Bernd Hirsch