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Planned changes in human resources and the social area

The number of employees in the Group will continue to rise in the future as a result of the expected expansion. We expect that the number of employees will increase to more than 175,000. As of December 31, 2012, the Group had 169,324 employees. The number of employees is expected to increase in all business segments. The regional distribution of our employees will not change significantly – close to 50% will be located in Europe and one-third in North America – with the remainder spread over Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Africa.

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