Reporting Principles The Bayer AG Interim Report is a quarterly financial report that includes an interim group management report and condensed consolidated interim financial statements and satisfies the requirements of Section 115, Paragraph 2, No. 1 and No. 2, Paragraph 3 and Paragraph 4 of the German Securities Trading Act (WpHG). Bayer has prepared the condensed consolidated interim financial statements according to the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) published by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) and endorsed by the European Union (E.U.). The interim group management report should be read in conjunction with our Annual Report 2017, which contains a detailed description of our business operations.