Daimler's industrial free cash flow in the third quarter 2014 is significantly higher than in prior-year period. The divisions achieve significantly higher EBIT from ongoing business.


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October 14, 2014
Ad-hoc disclosure: 

Daimler's industrial free cash flow in the third quarter 2014 is significantly higher than in prior-year period. The divisions achieve significantly higher EBIT from ongoing business.

- Free cash flow of industrial business in third quarter excluding effects of acquisitions and disposals of approximately EUR2.9 billion     (Q3 2013: approx. EUR1.6 billion)

- Free cash flow of industrial business in third quarter of approximately EUR5.4 billion (Q3 2013: approx. EUR1.6 billion)
- Mercedes-Benz Cars posts third-quarter EBIT from ongoing business of approximately EUR1.6 billion (Q3 2013: approx. EUR1.3 billion)
- Daimler Trucks posts third-quarter EBIT from ongoing business of approximately EUR0.6 billion (Q3 2013: approx. EUR0.5 billion)
- Daimler reviews guidance for free cash flow of industrial business for     full-year 2014

- Unchanged outlook for EBIT from ongoing business of individual     divisions for full-year 2014

Stuttgart -Daimler AG (stock-exchange symbol DAI) achieved a free cash flow in its industrial business of approximately EUR5.4 billion in the third quarter of 2014 (Q3 2013: approximately EUR1.6 billion). Excluding the effects of acquisitions and disposals, the free cash flow of the industrial business amounted to approximately EUR2.9 billion in the third quarter (Q3 2013: approximately EUR1.6 billon).

The divisions posted the following earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) from the ongoing business in the third quarter:
- Mercedes-Bens Cars EUR1,614 million (Q3 2013: EUR1,251 million)
- Daimler Trucks EUR618 million (Q3 2013: EUR530 million)
- Mercedes-Benz Vans EUR176 million (Q3 2013: EUR152 million)
- Daimler Buses EUR64 million (Q3 2013: EUR61 million)
- Daimler Financial Services EUR355 million (Q3 2013: EUR322 million)
Daimler is reviewing its guidance for the free cash flow of its industrial business excluding the effects of acquisitions and disposals for full-year 2014. Hitherto, Daimler had assumed that the free cash flow of the industrial business adjusted for the effects of acquisitions and disposals would probably be significantly lower in 2014 than in the previous year.
The individual divisions continue to aim for the following EBIT from the ongoing business in full-year 2014:

- Mercedes-Benz Cars: significantly above the prior-year level,
- Daimler Trucks: significantly above the prior-year level,
  - Mercedes-Benz Vans: at the prior-year level, 

- Daimler Buses: significantly above the prior-year level, and
- Daimler Financial Services: slightly above the prior-year level.
Daimler will publish further details of its business development in the third quarter of 2014 on October 23, 2014.

Contact:
Heinz Gottwick, + 49 711 17 42233, heinz.gottwick@daimler.com Hendrik Sackmann, + 49 711 17 35014, hendrik.sackmann@daimler.com Silke Walters, +49 711 17 40624, silke.walters@daimler.com
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