Discontinued operations

The assets held for sale amount to €3.8 billion (30/9/2018: €2.6 billion as reported). The liabilities recognised in this connection amount to €2.6 billion (30/9/2018: €1.7 billion as reported).

Of the resulting net assets, €0.5 billion (30/9/2018: €0.9 billion) relate to the hypermarket business. In particular, write-downs on the carrying amounts of the disposal group led to a reduction in the net assets carried in the balance sheet.

METRO China was reported as a disposal group for the first time as of 30 September 2019 which accounts for €0.7 billion in net assets.