Overall Board of Management assessment of opportunity and risk situation
Excerpts from Deutsche Post AG's 2013 Group Annual Report.
No foreseeable risk to the Group
Identifying opportunities and risks – and swiftly capitalising upon or counteracting them – is an important objective for our Group. This is why we already account for the anticipated impact of potential events and developments in our current business plan. The opportunities and risks reported here represent additional potential deviations from the Group’s projected earnings. In consideration of our current business plan, the Group’s overall opportunity and risk situation has not changed significantly compared with last year. No new risks have been identified that could have a potentially critical impact on the Group’s result. Based on the Group’s early warning system and in the estimation of its Board of Management, there were no identifiable risks for the Group in the current forecast period which, individually or collectively, cast doubt upon the Group’s ability to continue as a going concern. Nor are any such risks apparent in the foreseeable future. The assessment of a stable to positive outlook is moreover reflected in the Group’s credit ratings.