Overall Board of Management assessment of the future economic position
After accounting for the negative one-off effects of €345 million recognised by the Group in the first nine months of 2015 and due to further one-off effects of around €200 million, €81 million of which was already recognised in the third quarter, the Board of Management now expects consolidated EBIT to reach a minimum of €2.4 billion in financial year 2015. The Post - eCommerce - Parcel division is now expected to contribute a minimum of €1.1 billion to that figure and the DHL divisions will contribute a minimum of €1.65 billion. The Corporate Center/Other result is projected to remain at around €–0.35 billion. As expected, EAC will generally perform in line with consolidated EBIT. Free cash flow is expected to at least cover the dividend payment made in May 2015.