At the end of the second quarter of 2014, Daimler employed 280,829 people worldwide (end of 2013: 274,616). Of that total, 170,649 were employed in Germany (end of 2013: 167,447); this includes the effects of employing holiday workers due to the good demand situation. 22,193 people were employed in the United States (end of 2013: 20,993), 12,668 in Brazil (end of 2013: 14,091) and 11,585 in Japan (end of 2013: 11,275). Our consolidated companies in China had 2,215 employees at the end of the second quarter (end of 2013: 1,966). Due to reorganization in the context of the Customer Dedication initiative, the numbers of employees previously reported under “Sales Organization” are included in the respective divisions as of 2014. This does not apply, however, to the Group’s own sales and service centers in Germany and the logistics center in Germersheim, whose employees are included under “Group Functions & Services” as of 2014.