Deutsche Lufthansa AG intends the sale of the IT infrastructure division of Lufthansa Systems AG including the completion of an IT service agreement for the Lufthansa Group with the IBM Group at the same time. The final terms and conditions are still subject to negotiations. The future savings during the likely term of the agreement, which is to run for a period of seven years, will average some EUR 70 million annually. Restructuring charges and the purchase price will have a one-time negative impact of EUR 240 million (before taxes) in the 2014 financial year. This impact will not be recognized in the operating result, which is relevant for the financial guidance, but in the IFRS net result of the Lufthansa Group and the HGB (local GAAP) result of Deutsche Lufthansa AG. Closing of the agreement is in particular subject to the approval of the company’s Supervisory Board. The closing of the transaction and thus the dissolution of the IT business segment is expected to take place at the end of the first quarter of 2015.