The total number of shares repurchased under this program to date is 27,140,729 ordinary shares or 10.3 percent of the issued capital. The total consideration of the program amounted to €1.255 billion. A procedure to cancel 10 percent of the repurchased shares will start and it is expected that the cancellation will be completed before year end 2008.
The first €1 billion tranche of the €3 billion share buyback program was concluded by the end of July 2008. The second tranche of €1 billion is expected to be completed by year end 2008.
You can find detailed information on the daily repurchased shares in our Investor Relations section.