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Planned changes in human resources and the social area

The number of employees in the Group will continue to rise in the future as a result of the expected expansion. We expect that the number of employees will increase to more than 200,000. This is mainly the result of the acquisition of hospitals from Rhön-Klinikum AG. As of December 31, 2013, the Group had 178,337 employees. The number of employees is expected to increase in all business segments. The regional distribution of our employees will change due to the aforementioned acquisition – approximately 55% (2013: 48%) will be located in Europe, approximately 30% (2013: 34%) in North America, and approximately 15% in Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Africa.

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