Review Report

To Bayer Aktiengesellschaft, Leverkusen / Germany

We have reviewed the condensed interim consolidated financial statements – comprising the income statement and the statement of comprehensive income, the statement of financial position, the statement of cash flows, the condensed statement of changes in equity as well as selected explanatory notes to the financial statements – and the interim group management report for the period from 1 January until 30 June 2018 of Bayer Aktiengesellschaft, Leverkusen, that are part of the half-year financial report under § 115 WpHG (Wertpapierhandelsgesetz: German Securities Trading Act). The preparation of the condensed interim consolidated financial statements in accordance with the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) applicable to interim financial reporting as adopted by the EU and of the interim group management report in accordance with the requirements of the WpHG applicable to interim group management reports is the responsibility of the entity’s Management Board. Our responsibility is to issue a report on the condensed interim consolidated financial statements and on the interim group management report based on our review.

We conducted our review of the interim consolidated financial statements and of the interim group management report in accordance with the German generally accepted standards for the review of financial statements promulgated by the Institut der Wirtschaftsprüfer (Institute of Public Auditors in Germany) as well as in supplementary compliance with the International Standard on Review Engagements “Review of Interim Financial Information performed by the Independent Auditor of the Entity” (ISRE 2410). Those standards require that we plan and perform the review such that we can preclude through critical evaluation, with a limited level of assurance, that the condensed interim consolidated financial statements have not been prepared, in all material respects, in accordance with the IFRS applicable to interim financial reporting as adopted by the EU, or that the interim group management report has not been prepared, in material respects, in accordance with the requirements of the WpHG applicable to interim group management reports. A review is limited primarily to inquiries of personnel of the entity and analytical assessments and therefore does not provide the assurance attainable in a financial statement audit. Since, in accordance with our engagement, we have not performed a financial statement audit, we cannot issue an auditor’s report.

Based on our review, no matters have come to our attention that cause us to presume that the condensed interim consolidated financial statements of Bayer Aktiengesellschaft, Leverkusen, have not been prepared, in all material respects, in accordance with the IFRS applicable to interim financial reporting as adopted by the EU, or that the group management report has not been prepared, in material respects, in accordance with the requirements of the WpHG applicable to interim group management reports.

Munich, Germany, 31 August 2018

Deloitte GmbH
Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft

Heiner Kompenhans
Wirtschaftsprüfer
(German Public Auditor)

Prof. Dr. Frank Beine
Wirtschaftsprüfer
(German Public Auditor)

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