Bayer HealthCare is already one of the world's leading companies in the health care industry today, and we plan to further extend this position in the coming years. At present, we believe that the greatest opportunities for development can be found in the new growth markets in Asia and Latin America, but also in Eastern Europe. In these regions in particular, the demand for innovative health care products is continuing to rise strongly. In the United States and Western Europe, however, the situation is different. In these markets that are equally important to us, public health care systems are facing the challenge of increasing the efficiency of their medical care.