Siemens is a global powerhouse positioned along the electrification value chain – from power generation, transmission and distribution to smart grid solutions and the efficient application of electrical energy – as well as in the areas of medical imaging and in-vitro diagnostics. As of September 30, 2014, we had around 343,000 employees worldwide (continuing operations). Orders totaled €78.4 billion and revenue from continuing operations was €71.9 billion in fiscal 2014. We operate in excess of 289 major production and manufacturing plants worldwide. In addition, we have office buildings, warehouses, research and development facilities or sales offices in almost every country in the world.