The Bayer Interim Report complies with the requirements made of a quarterly financial report in accordance with the applicable provisions of the German Securities Trading Act (WpHG) and, pursuant to Section 37w Para. 3 of the WpHG, comprises condensed consolidated interim financial statements and an interim group management report. 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 condensed consolidated interim financial statements also comply with the IFRSs published by the IASB. The interim group management report should be read in conjunction with our Annual Report 2015, which contains a detailed description of our business operations.