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The Financial Year 2014

Architecture of
the digital future

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of the digital

We see ourselves as architects of the digital future, and we have big plans. Our exciting services and practical solutions will offer best customer experience. We want to create virtual spaces for our customers – spaces for entertainment, for working, for playing, for relaxing, and for living.

What exactly are we aiming for? We will standardize the network infrastructure in our European markets and simplify communications across borders even further. This will create a huge communications space, with plenty of room for emotions.

We will assume responsibility for Europe as a place of business by constantly improving ­transmission rates, providing the best networks, and ensuring the highest security standards. And as architects of digitization, we are supporting entire industries in connecting work, ­production, and sales.

„Europe's strength is its diversity, its creativity. We should be leveraging this to
create outstanding technological solutions and agree on common open standards
and open platforms.“

Timotheus Höttges
Chairman of the Board of Management of Deutsche Telekom AG

„We aim to become the leading European provider of ­innovative
platform-based products, along with secure, reliable information
and telecommunications solutions and services.“

Reinhard Clemens
Member of the Deutsche Telekom AG Board of Management responsible for T-Systems

„Companies must provide their customers with more data privacy and
data security support. We need greater transparency and data privacy
regulations must be formulated in a way that everyone understands them.“

Thomas Kremer
Member of the Deutsche Telekom AG Board of Management responsible for Data Privacy,
Legal Affairs and Compliance, Chief Human Resources Officer (interim)

„We want to generate added value for the company and our shareholders.
With an integrated network strategy in Germany and Europe, a consistent
finance strategy and by developing a forward-looking portfolio.“

Thomas Dannenfeldt
Member of the Deutsche Telekom AG Board of Management responsible for Finance

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    a Calculated on the basis of millions for the purpose of greater precision. Changes to percentages expressed as percentage points.

    b EBITDA, EBITDA adjusted for special factors, net debt, and free cash flow are non-GAAP figures not governed by the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). They should not be viewed in isolation as an alternative to profit or loss from operations, net profit or loss, net cash from operating activities, the liabilities reported in the consolidated statement of financial position, or other Deutsche Telekom key performance indicators presented in accordance with IFRS. For detailed information and calculations, please refer to the section "Development of business in the Group" in the combined management report in this Annual Report, Page 82 et seq.

    d Figures for 2006 include EUR 3.3 billion for the acquisition of licenses.

    e Since the beginning of the 2007 financial year, Deutsche Telekom has defined free cash flow as cash generated from operations less interest paid and net cash outflows for investments in intangible assets (excluding goodwill) and property, plant and equipment. Prior-year figures have been adjusted accordingly.

    f And before PTC and AT&T transactions and compensation payments for MetroPCS employees.

    g Subject to approval by the relevant bodies and the fulfillment of other statutory requirements.

    h Subject to approval by the 2015 shareholders' meeting concerning the dividend payments for the 2014 financial year. For more detailed explanations, please refer to Note 28 "Dividend per share," Page 236.

    i Including treasury shares held by Deutsche Telekom AG. Key data of the Group.