EX-13.1 5 a2230622zex-13_1.htm EX-13.1

Exhibit 13.1

 

CERTIFICATION OF JOSEPH JIMENEZ, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF
NOVARTIS AG PURSUANT TO SECTION 18 U.S.C. SECTION 1350,

AS ADOPTED PURSUANT TO SECTION 906
OF THE SARBANES-OXLEY ACT OF 2002

 

In connection with the Annual Report of Novartis AG (the “Company”) on Form 20-F for the period ending December 31, 2016, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on the date hereof (the “Report”), the undersigned hereby certify that to the best of our knowledge:

 

1.                                      The Report fully complies with the requirements of Section 13(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934; and

 

2.                                      The information contained in the Report fairly presents, in all material respects, the financial condition and results of operations of the Company.

 

 

 

 

/s/  JOSEPH JIMENEZ

 

Name:

Joseph Jimenez

 

Title:

Chief Executive Officer

 

Date: January 25, 2017