In addition to Deutsche Post AG, the consolidated financial statements for the period ended 31 December 2009 include all German and foreign companies in which Deutsche Post AG directly or indirectly holds a majority of voting rights, or whose activities it can control in some other way. The companies are consolidated from the date on which the Group is able to exercise control.
The companies listed in the table below are consolidated in addition to the parent company Deutsche Post AG.
|Number of fully consolidated companies (subsidiaries)|
|Number of proportionately consolidated joint ventures|
|Number of companies accounted for using the equity method (associates)|
The changes in the consolidated group are due among other things to the deconsolidation of Deutsche Postbank AG and its subsidiaries at the end of February 2009 and their inclusion in the consolidated financial statements as associates as from March 2009.
The complete list of the Group’s shareholdings in accordance with Section 313 (2) Nos. 1 to 4 and (3) of the HGB is to be found in Note 61.
As a result of contractual arrangements that took effect at the end of October 2008, the US company Polar Air Cargo Worldwide, Inc. (Polar Air) has been fully consolidated since November 2008. Prior to that date, Polar Air Cargo was included in the consolidated financial statements as an associate. The preliminary purchase price allocation for this acquisition was presented in the consolidated financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2008, as not all the information required for final purchase price allocation was available at that time. This resulted in provisional goodwill of €100 million. Final purchase price allocation was performed as at 30 September 2009 and did not result in any adjustments compared with the preliminary purchase price allocation that was previously published.