The following explanations are designed to help you gain maximum benefit from the scope of information contained in the 2012 Annual Report and from the available service functions.

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Via the order center you can order a printed version of the Annual Report to be sent by mail.


As an alternative to the navigation menu on the left, this function enables you to browse linearly back and forth through the entire Report from any desired page.


Click on the flag in the footer to switch between the German and English versions.

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All PDF and XLS versions of the Annual Report, including number of pages and file size, are available via the menu item "All Downloads". You can open or download a document directly by clicking on it or add it to your personal file system and save it for collective downloading.

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Click on “Print page” to print contents of the currently displayed page.

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The legal guideline contains all relevant legal information regarding this website.


You will find the search function above the left navigation bar. With this function you can quickly and effectively find the contents of the Annual Report.

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