As announced in November 2007 as part of the capital markets programme, segment reporting was restructured with effect from 1 January 2008. The costs of Global Business Services are allocated in full to the operating divisions. Deutsche Post AG’s retail outlets were transferred to the MAIL segment. As the services area does not retain any significant opportunities and risks, it is no longer a segment within the meaning of IAS 14. The SERVICES segment was therefore dissolved. The remaining items of this segment and the entire Corporate Center are now reported in the Corporate Center/Other column. The Corporate Center/Other column also includes the consolidation of intersegment transactions. The prior-year figures were restated accordingly.