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 net income in the year 2013 that will be lower than in 2012. This will be mainly caused by the aforementioned special factors. For 2014, an earnings improvement is anticipated in line with the development of the Group.