In the context of incorporation in German law of the amending Directive 2013 / 50 / EU, the previous legal basis for quarterly reporting ceased to apply. The Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse (Frankfurt Stock Exchange) consequently amended its Exchange Rules; the revised version of the Exchange Rules as amended on 30 November 2015 requires companies listed in Prime Standard to draw up quarterly statements for the first and third quarters of each financial year. The half-yearly financial reporting remains unaffected.

The present document is a quarterly statement pursuant to Section 51a of the Exchange Rules for the Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse (BörsO FWB) as amended on 30 November 2015. The consolidated balance sheet, consolidated statement of income, consolidated statement of comprehensive income and consolidated cash flow statement were drawn up according to the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) that are to be used within the European Union in conformity with IAS 34 “Interim Financial Reporting” and released for publication by a resolution of the Executive Board on 25 April 2016. The accounting policies were the same as those applied in the preceding consolidated annual financial statement. Changes that were necessary in specific justified cases are reported separately.

The present interim financial statement was drawn up in euros (EUR), the amounts shown have been rounded to EUR thousands and in our notes – provided this does not detract from transparency – to EUR millions. Figures indicated in brackets refer to the previous year.

Key exchange rates
1 EUR corresponds to: 31.3.201631.12.2015 1.1. – 31.3.20161.1. – 31.3.2015
Mean rate of exchange
on the balance sheet date
Average rate of exchange
AUD 1.4797 1.4981 1.51031.4474
BHD 0.4294 0.4122 0.41550.4282
CAD 1.4733 1.5158 1.50011.4045
CNY 7.3539 7.0970 7.19147.0818
GBP 0.7911 0.7381 0.77010.7469
HKD 8.8314 8.4692 8.56868.8076
KRW 1,294.4578 1,281.5964 1,309.54381,250.4020
MYR 4.4281 4.6929 4.55764.0976
SEK 9.2315 9.1938 9.27329.3754
USD 1.1389 1.0927 1.10311.1358
ZAR 16.7684 16.8447 17.150013.3540