ThyssenKrupp is one of the world's biggest technology groups. More than 199,000 employees worldwide work in the Group's main areas of steel, capital goods and services, realizing sales of more than €53 billion in fiscal 2007/2008. Alongside product manufacturing, we are increasingly concentrating on system solutions and innovative services in our five segments Steel, Stainless, Technologies, Elevator and Services. We shall continue to optimize our portfolio to ensure the long-term profitability and value of the company. Innovative and smart, steel today is the number one industrial material. ThyssenKrupp Steel concentrates on flat steel products with strong growth potential and high value added. ThyssenKrupp Stainless is an independent segment of the ThyssenKrupp Group. The segment holding company ThyssenKrupp Stainless AG brings together all ThyssenKrupp's activities in stainless steel flat-rolled products and high-performance materials, i.e. nickel alloys and titanium. ThyssenKrupp Technologies is a manufacturer of high-tech plants, components and machinery based on a strong history full of innovative expertise. Furthermore the company supplies associated services and delivers innovative system and engineering competence and reach leading world market positions. The trend toward ever more populous mega-cities and increasing traffic volumes is placing higher demands on the efficiency and reliability of passenger transportation systems. ThyssenKrupp Elevator is already meeting this challenge today. ThyssenKrupp Services rigorously focuses on providing materials and industrial services as well as commodities for the producing and manufacturing sectors.