Business information

The orders acquired at 31 December 2008 came to a total of EUR 1,296,609 thousand compared with EUR 1,532,452 thousand for 2007 with a decrease of EUR 235,843 thousand, or 15.4%. The orders acquired by the Signalling Business Unit came to EUR 954,142 thousand (net of the relationships with the Transport Systems Business Unit), whereas the Transport Systems Business Unit acquired orders for EUR 342,467 thousand.