The Group’s contingent liabilities total €2,767 million (previous year: €2,469 million). €24 million of the contingent liabilities relates to guarantee obligations (previous year: €12 million), €119 million to warranties (previous year: €133 million) and €125 million to liabilities from litigation risks (previous year: €153 million). The other contingent liabilities amounting to €2,499 million (previous year: €2,171 million) mainly relate to obligations from formal state aid proceedings, see, and tax-related items.
In addition, there is a contingent liability to the French tax authorities, which is not included in total contingent liabilities. The tax authorities have not yet provided documentation about the matter at issue. It is therefore impossible to estimate the actual amount of this liability, preventing its recognition.