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 financial year 2017, we expect Daimler AG to achieve net profit significantly lower than in 2016, primarily due to a probable increase in interest expense. The year 2016 was influenced by the positive effect from the changed legislation on discount rates for retirement benefit obligations. Furthermore, we anticipate lower income from special-purpose assets in 2017.

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