4. Purchase and Sale of Shares in Subsidiaries

HHLA increased its interest in METRANS a.s., Prague, Czech Republic, from 86.5 % to 90.0 % with the share purchase and transfer contracts dated 28 June 2016 after METRANS a.s. acquired treasury shares from its non-controlling interests. The purchase price for these shares was taken directly to equity in accordance with the entity concept with a corresponding reduction in non-controlling interests.

There were no other material acquisitions or disposals of shares in subsidiaries in the first half of 2016.