Explanatory Notes

Contingent Liabilities and Other Financial Commitments

The Group’s contingent liabilities amounted to €907 million as of June 30, 2018, and mainly comprised pending legal cases in a number of countries. There were also other financial commitments of €9,487 million. Compared with December 31, 2017, the decline in other financial commitments was predominantly attributable to the successful closing of the acquisition of the Monsanto Company, St. Louis, Missouri, United States.