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 net profit in the year 2014 that will be slightly below the level of 2013. The planned higher income from investments in subsidiaries and associated companies will be more than offset, in particular by the expected income tax expense.