Significant events and transactions

The first-time consolidation of 100 % of shares in the companies CL EUROPORT s.r.o., based in Plzen, Czech Republic, and CL EUROPORT Sp. z o.o., based in Malaszewicze, Poland, took place on the acquisition date of 4 January 2022. The companies were included in HHLA’s consolidated group as fully consolidated companies as of 31 March 2022.

With the invasion by Russian troops on 24 February 2022, the economic environment and economic developments in Ukraine have deteriorated. Even now, it is still not possible to determine the further impact on the global economy in the future with any certainty. Consequently, effects may arise that could have a negative influence on the future results of operations, net assets and financial position of the HHLA Group.

There were interest rate-related reductions in provisions, which in the case of pension obligations led to a significant increase in equity without affecting profit and loss. Corresponding effects occurred with deferred taxes. There were no other material effects on the recognition or measurement of the Group’s assets and liabilities as of 30 September 2022.

Within the Port Logistics and Real Estate subgroups, the key economic indicators for the first nine months of 2022 and HHLA’s actual economic performance were largely in line with the performance forecast in the 2021 combined management report, which outlined the possible effects of the Russian invasion based on the information available at the time. However, as segment performance in the third quarter was uneven, the forecast for the 2022 financial year has been adjusted compared to the expectations stated in the half-yearly financial report.

The EBIT expectations for the Port Logistics subgroup and the Group remain unchanged, however, within the ranges mentioned. Changes in business forecast

There were no other particular events or transactions during the reporting period, 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. Earnings position, net assets and financial position