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 largely reflect our expectations also for the parent company. This includes the statements on unit sales and revenue. For the year 2016, we plan for Daimler AG to achieve a net profit significantly higher than in 2015. Due to the expected legislation with regard to discount rates for retirement benefit obligations, we anticipate a lower interest expense. The related increase in financial income will be partially offset by a decrease in income from investments in subsidiaries and associated companies.

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