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, 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 principal opportunities and risks associated with the expected development of the Group for the remaining months of the financial year.


Frankfurt am Main, July 27, 2009

          Josef Ackermann                                   Hugo Bänziger                                        Michael Cohrs

           Jürgen Fitschen                                       Anshuman Jain                                        Stefan Krause

   Hermann-Josef Lamberti                           Rainer Neske