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Business relationships with Group management

DB Group incorporates various Group and service functions that, with a few regulatory exceptions, perform functions for the entire DB Group. The costs of Group functions are not passed on to the business units (no “Group charges”).

Expenses for administrative service units are only passed on if these result from direct service relationships with the business units or expenditure that is directly attributable to a specific service. This applies in particular to expenditures on the use of real estate, central purchasing and technology services and for centrally consolidated insurance expenses.

The Group job market performs an important central function. DB JobService GmbH employs staff whose jobs in German companies of DB Group have been lost, with the aim of finding another job for them internally. It therefore plays a key role in the functioning of the DB-internal labor market. DB Zeitarbeit GmbH provides companies in DB Group with temporary employees.