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The Annual Report for 2016 was published in German and English.

More information about our company can be found on the Web at and in the brochure ‟Who we are”, which you may read or order at

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Merck KGaA, Group Communications

Frankfurter Straße 250
64293 Darmstadt

Telephone: + 49 6151 72- 0
Fax: + 49 6151 72-5577

Legal form: Corporation with general partners
Commercial Register: AG Darmstadt HRB 6164
Registered Office: Darmstadt
Chairman of the Supervisory Board: Dr. Wolfgang Büchele

Executive Board:
Dr. Stefan Oschmann (Chairman & CEO)
Mr. Udit Batra, Ph.D. (CEO Life Science)
Dr. Kai Beckmann (Chief Administration Officer)
Mr. Walter Galinat (CEO Performance Materials)
Ms. Belén Garijo, MD (CEO Healthcare)
Dr. Marcus Kuhnert (CFO)

Value Added Tax Identification Number (VAT ID): DE 811850788
Competent Governmental Authority: Regierungspräsidium Darmstadt (Germany)

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