a aThe forecasts contain forward-looking statements that reflect management’s current views with respect to future events. Words such as “assume,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” “could,” “plan,” “project,” “should,” “want,” and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements include statements on the expected development of revenue, service revenue, EBIT, EBITDA after leases, adjusted EBITDA after leases, adjusted core EBITDA after leases, ROCE, cash capex, and free cash flow after leases. Such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, such as an economic downturn in Europe or North America, changes in exchange and interest rates, the outcome of disputes in which Deutsche Telekom is involved, and competitive and regulatory developments. Some uncertainties or other imponderables that might influence Deutsche Telekom’s ability to achieve its objectives, are described in the “Risk and opportunities management” section of the combined management report and in the “Disclaimer” at the end of the Annual Report. Should these or other uncertainties and imponderables materialize, or the assumptions underlying any of these statements prove incorrect, the actual results may be materially different from those expressed or implied by such statements. We do not guarantee that our forward-looking statements will prove correct. The forward-looking statements presented here are based on the future structure of the Group, without regard to significant acquisitions, disposals, business combinations, or joint ventures that may arise at a later date. These statements are made with respect to conditions as of the date of this document’s publication. Without prejudice to existing obligations under capital market law, we do not intend, or assume any obligation, to update forward-looking statements.