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Siemens with solid foundation and clear orientation

At the end of 2008, Siemens reached a settlement in a record time with German and U.S. authorities in connection with the compliance-related investigations. Löscher noted that the agreement was both a great relief and a great accomplishment. Regarding possible damage claims against former members of the Managing Board, he stressed that openness and truth were necessary for clarification and transparency: “This process is not at odds with another aim to which the Managing Board is committed and to which I also express my deep personal commitment: We want the company to make its peace – with its recent past and with the individuals who stand not just for the dark chapters but also for major accomplishments and important strategic decisions.”
Reorganization – Successful implementation of the fastest restructuring in Siemens history
Siemens largely completed the implementation of its restructuring measures in fiscal 2008.  The company was reorganized into the three Sectors Industry, Energy and Healthcare, reflecting a rigorous focus on the megatrends healthcare, energy efficiency and environmental protection. In a further step, the company increased the transparency and reduced the cost basis of its organization by bundling the administrative tasks at over 70 Regional Companies into 20 Regional Clusters. This measure was part of the worldwide program to cut sales, general and administrative (SG&A) costs with which Siemens aims to achieve cost reductions of €1.2 billion by 2010. In this connection, the company has agreed with employee representatives to forego terminating employment contracts for operational reasons. “Incidentally, the agreement demonstrated yet again that Germany’s Labor Management Relations Act and system of co-determination – as understood and practiced at Siemens by employee and management representatives – foster a clear, open and constructive dialogue and sustainable solutions,” explained Löscher.
Company profile strengthened – Withdrawal from Com, FSC and non-core activities
Siemens is entering fiscal 2009 with a considerably sharper focus. In fiscal 2008, the company largely concluded a “historic but in recent times also very painful chapter” by spinning off its communications technology business. As Löscher noted, “This decision was not easy for anyone, but it provided clarity. Now it will be possible to concentrate unhampered on fields where the company is a world leader and where major business and growth opportunities can be expected.” To make the company faster, more transparent and less complex, Siemens also shed a number of non-core activities which had a combined business volume of about €1 billion. In addition, the company sold its stake in the joint venture Fujitsu Siemens Computers (FSC). Commenting on these changes, Löscher noted, “Continuous change and renewal has always been a characteristic of Siemens and one of the company’s success factors.”
Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global powerhouse in electronics and electrical engineering, operating in the industry, energy and healthcare sectors. The company has around 430,000 employees (in continuing operations) working to develop and manufacture products, design and install complex systems and projects, and tailor a wide range of solutions for individual requirements. For over 160 years, Siemens has stood for technical achievements, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality. In fiscal 2008, Siemens had revenue of €77.3 billion and a net income of €5.9 billion (IFRS). Further information is available on the Internet at::

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Jessika Gallitz

Siemens AG

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