Significant Events and Transactions

The negative impact of the virtually completed restructuring of the Logistics segment in the previous quarter was largely offset by a one-off effect from the termination of the lease for the Übersee-Zentrum in the third quarter. Above and beyond this, there were no particular events or transactions either in HHLA’s operating environment or within the Group that had a significant impact on its results of operations, net assets and financial position. Both the economic indicators reported for the first nine months of 2016 and HHLA’s actual economic performance were largely in line with the performance forecast in the 2015 Annual Report. However, a change in the interest rate used to calculate pension obligations led to a significant increase in pension provisions along with a corresponding reduction in equity. In addition, HHLA continues to be affected by exchange rate-related changes. See results of operations, net assets and financial position