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Part of the audited Consolidated Financial Statements and Management´s Analysis

16 -- Marketable securities, cash and cash equivalents

Cash and cash equivalents of €2,776 million in 2008 and €767 million in 2007 consisted primarily of cash on hand and bank balances.

In addition, on the balance sheet date marketable securities of €35 million in 2008 (2007: €51 million) were held.

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Marketable short-term securities (million €)

 

 

 

2008

 

2007

 

Original
acquisition cost

Book/
market value

 

Original
acquisition cost

Book/
market value

Fixed-term, interest-bearing certificates

5

5

 

15

16

Shares

27

29

 

36

33

Other securities

1

1

 

2

2

 

33

35

 

53

51

The sale of marketable securities in 2008 resulted in proceeds of €13 million and a profit of €0.1 million. In 2007, the sale of marketable securities resulted in proceeds of €28 million and a profit of €6 million.

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Maturities of fixed-term securities (million €)

 

 

 

2008

 

2007

 

Original
acquisition cost

Book/
market value

 

Original
acquisition cost

Book/
market value

Less than 1 year

1

1

 

7

7

Between 1 and 5 years

 

3

4

More than 5 years

5

5

 

5

5

 

6

6

 

15

16

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