Fresenius Medical Care is the world’s leading dialysis company. We intend to strengthen and to expand this position in the years to come, especially with our most important product groups of dialyzers and dialysis machines. We plan to maintain our vertically integrated business model. At present, the Company does not intend to make any major changes to its business policy. Back in 2005, we have defined our long-term growth strategy, the basic principles of which we continue to pursue. In fall 2010, we defined our new mid-term goals (GOAL 13). For further information on these see the “Growth strategy” section.