Report of the statutory auditor on the Compensation report

To the General Meeting of ABB Ltd, Zurich

We have audited pages Compensation and share ownership tables of the accompanying Compensation report dated March 5, 2015 of ABB Ltd, for the year ended December 31, 2014.

Responsibility of the Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is responsible for the preparation and overall fair presentation of the Compensation report in accordance with Swiss law and the Ordinance against Excessive Compensation in Stock Exchange Listed Companies (Ordinance). The Board of Directors is also responsible for designing the compensation system and defining individual remuneration packages.

Auditor’s responsibility

Our responsibility is to express an opinion on the accompanying Compensation report. We conducted our audit in accordance with Swiss Auditing Standards. Those standards require that we comply with ethical requirements and plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the Compensation report complies with Swiss law and articles 14–16 of the Ordinance.

An audit involves performing procedures to obtain audit evidence on the disclosures made in the Compensation report with regard to compensation, loans and credits in accordance with articles 14–16 of the Ordinance. The procedures selected depend on the auditor’s judgment, including the assessment of the risks of material misstatements in the Compensation report, whether due to fraud or error. This audit also includes evaluating the reasonableness of the methods applied to value components of compensation, as well as assessing the overall presentation of the Compensation report.

We believe that the audit evidence we have obtained is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for our opinion.


In our opinion, the Compensation report for the year ended December 31, 2014 of ABB Ltd complies with Swiss law and articles 14–16 of the Ordinance.

Ernst & Young AG

Leslie Clifford
Licensed audit expert
(Auditor in charge)

Robin Errico
Licensed audit expert

Zurich, Switzerland
March 5, 2015