Ubisoft's Natchai Stappers has gone on record via Twitter as saying that The Division will neither have microtransactions nor become a pay-to-win title. This is in opposition to other Ubisoft games like Rainbow Six and Assassin's Creed that do have microtransactions.
@Tovarisc_ There will be no microtransactions, and definitely no P2W— natchai stappers (@natchai_) February 26, 2016
However, a mere hour after making the statement above, a pretty definitive statement, Mr. Stappers, a Ubi Community Manager, came back with this:
I keep forgetting people are so hungry for info, they'll take a non-comment as gospel. Sorry guys, I should be more careful.
— natchai stappers (@natchai_) February 26, 2016
Judge for yourself!