46. Contingent Liabilities and Other Financial Obligations

No provisions were formed for the following contingent liabilities because it was deemed highly unlikely that they would be utilised.

Contingent Liabilities

in € thousand

 

31.12.2017

 

31.12.2016

Guarantees

 

10,374

 

10,579

Comfort letters

 

0

 

1,333

 

 

10,374

 

11,912

The following other financial obligations existed on the reporting date:

Other Financial Obligations

in € thousand

 

31.12.2017

 

31.12.2016

Obligations from operating leases

 

796,701

 

805,588

Outstanding purchase commitments

 

110,618

 

56,787

Other

 

20,599

 

9,498

 

 

927,918

 

871,873

Of the obligations from outstanding purchase commitments, € 77,299 thousand (previous year: € 34,199 thousand) is attributable to investments in property, plant and equipment and € 3,302 thousand (previous year: € 0 thousand) is attributable to investments in intangible assets.