Due to the interrelations between Daimler AG and its subsidiaries and the relative size of Daimler AG within the Group, we refer to the statements in the “Outlook” chapter, which also largely reflect our expectations for the parent company. Daimler AG expects to post a significantly lower net profit in the year 2015 than in 2014. That decrease will primarily be caused by the expected higher expense from provisions for pensions and similar obligations, which in turn is the result of the ongoing low level of market interest rates. In addition, the restructuring of our sales-and-service centers in Germany is connected with substantial charges on our operating profit in 2015.