Responsibility Statement by the Executive Board

To the best of our knowledge, and in accordance with the applicable reporting principles for financial reporting, the consolidated financial statements give a true and fair view of the earnings,asset and financial position of the Group, and the management report of the Group 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.

Neckarsulm, 18 March 2009

Bechtle AG

The Executive Board

Dr. Thomas Olemotz
Michael Guschlbauer
Jürgen Schäfer