The statements in this section reflect the current views of our management. To date, there is no evidence that the forecasts published in the 2018 combined management report have significantly changed (2018 Annual Report). Accordingly, the statements made therein remain valid. For additional information and recent changes in the economic situation, please refer to the section “The economic environment” in this interim Group management report. Readers are also referred to the Disclaimer at the end of this report.