(17) Notes on Group reporting by segment
In the financial year 2009 the operating segment financial services was expanded due to the addition of ZSH GmbH & Co KG which was acquired on February 4, 2009. In addition, the expenses and revenues associated with the branch of MLP Finanzdienstleistungen AG in the Netherlands were reclassified to discontinued operations. The change in segment assets is influenced by the acquisition of ZSH GmbH & Co KG and the profit transfer from MLP Finanzdienstleistungen AG.
Beyond this there were no significant changes compared to December 31, 2008.