Legal risks

Various legal risks are associated with the diesel issue. The provisions recognized for the diesel issue and the contingent liabilities disclosed as well as the other latent legal risks are partially subject to substantial estimation risks given the complexity of the individual factors, the ongoing approval process with the authorities and the fact that the facts have not yet been definitively clarified. Should these legal risks materialize, this could result in considerable financial charges.

A detailed description of these and other risks arising from the diesel issue as stated above can be found in the Report on Risks and Opportunities.