We have included in this Quarterly Report the unaudited condensed interim Consolidated Financial Statements of KION Holding 1 GmbH. This financial data differs in certain respects from the financial data of KION GROUP GmbH: The financial statements of KION Holding 1 GmbH include the shareholder loan in the principal amount of €500 million (before capitalized interest) and certain fees including audit fees and annual fees to the supervisory board.
KION Holding 1 GmbH owns all the shares in KION Holding 2 GmbH, which in turn is the sole shareholder of KION GROUP GmbH. KION GROUP GmbH acts as our management holding company.
This report should be read in conjunction with the 2011 Annual Consolidated Financial Statements of KION Holding 1 GmbH available on our website. This report provides updated or additional information to the financial statements.
In this report, the accompanying unaudited condensed interim financial statements of KION Holding 1 GmbH as of and for the relevant period ended 31 March 2012 have been prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”) as adopted in the EU. The financial information and financial statements included in this report are presented in Euro. Certain numerical figures included in this report have been rounded. Therefore, discrepancies in tables between totals and the sums of the amounts listed and between figures in tables and their respective analysis in the text of the report may occur due to such rounding. All changes in percentage and ratios were calculated using the underlying data in € thousands.
This report contains information, data and predictions about our markets and our competitive position. We have not verified the accuracy of such information, data or predictions contained in this report that were taken or derived from industry publications, public documents of our competitors or other external sources. We believe that the information, data and predictions presented in this report provide fair and adequate estimates of the size of our markets and fairly reflect our competitive position within these markets. However, our internal estimates have not been verified by an external expert, and we cannot guarantee that a third party using different methods to assemble, analyse or compute market information and data would obtain or generate the same results. In addition, our competitors may define our and their markets differently than we do.
The discussion includes forward looking statements, which, although based on assumptions that we consider reasonable, are subject to risk and uncertainties, which could cause actual results, events or conditions to differ materially from those expressed or implied herein. Investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. We undertake no obligation to release publicly the result of any revisions to these forward-looking statements which may be made to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof, including, without limitation, changes in our business or strategy or planned capital expenditures, or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. We provide a cautionary discussion of risks and uncertainties under ‘‘Risk Factors’’ contained elsewhere in this report. These are factors that we think would cause our actual results to differ materially from expected results. Other factors besides those, however, could also adversely affect us.