Merck Consolidated Financial Statements for 2011

Responsibility Statement

To the best of our knowledge, and in accordance with the applicable reporting principles, the consolidated financial statements of the Merck Group give a true and fair view of the assets, liabilities, financial position and profit or loss of the Group, and the Group management report 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.

Darmstadt, February 14, 2012

Signature

Karl-Ludwig Kley

Kai Beckmann

Signature

Bernd Reckmann

Matthias Zachert

Signature "Stefan Oschmann" (handwriting)

Stefan Oschmann