Explanatory Notes

Contingent Liabilities and Other Financial Commitments

The Group’s contingent liabilities amounted to €808 million as of September 30, 2018, and mainly comprised pending legal cases in a number of countries. There were also other financial commitments of €8,714 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.