Overall Board of Management assessment of the future economic position
After accounting for the effects of the strike in the Post - eCommerce - Parcel division, the Board of Management now expects consolidated EBIT to reach between €2.95 billion and €3.10 billion in financial year 2015. With respect to the global economy, we anticipate regional variations and only moderate growth on the whole. A similar development is expected for the world trade. The Post - eCommerce - Parcel division is now projected to contribute at least €1.2 billion to the expected consolidated EBIT. Compared with the previous year, we continue to expect an additional improvement in overall-earnings to €2.1 billion to €2.25 billion in the DHL divisions. 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.