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  • Improved revenue trend in continuing operations over course of year
  • Adjusted EBITDA down by 6.5 percent to EUR 4.7 billion, continuing operations down by 2.6 percent
  • Adjusted net profit up by 17 percent to EUR 951 million
  • Free cash flow 19 percent higher than prior-year figure at EUR 1.8 billion
  • Forecast confirmed for full year 2011
  • Margin increases to over 40 percent for business in Germany
  • Positive revenue and margin trends in Europe compared with first quarter
  • IPTV grows by 42 percent in Europe
  • Broadband lines overtake traditional telephone lines in Germany for first time

Deutsche Telekom’s financial figures for the second quarter of 2011 are characterized by significantly improved trends in a number of operational areas and a 17-percent increase in adjusted net profit, causing the adjusted EBITDA margin to rise to over 40 percent. Key figures improved in many European countries compared with the first quarter despite a persistently tough economic environment. In other areas, challenges remain. This is particularly true in the United States.

Net revenue in the second quarter decreased by 6.8 percent year-on-year to EUR 14.5 billion. Looking at continuing operations only (that is, excluding the United States), net revenue fell by 3.3 percent. On a like-for-like basis (i.e., excluding T-Mobile UK), the drop in revenue back in the first quarter amounted to 3.7 percent. Adjusted EBITDA for the Group as a whole fell by 6.5 percent to EUR 4.7 billion. The decrease in continuing operations was 2.6 percent.

The development of adjusted net profit was positive, increasing by 16.8 percent in the second quarter of 2011 compared with the same period last year to EUR 951 million. Negative special factors came to almost EUR 0.3 billion more than in the same period last year, particularly as a consequence of the costs of staff reorganization, resulting in an unadjusted decrease of 26.7 percent to EUR 348 million. The Group recorded an 18.7-percent increase in free cash flow to EUR 1.8 billion.

"Although these figures are not a cause for celebration, they still give us reason to be confident that we will achieve our targets in a persistently difficult environment," said René Obermann, CEO of Deutsche Telekom. "We are now also seeing light at the end of the tunnel in Southeastern Europe.“

Once again, the mobile Internet proved to be a growth driver, with revenues in this area increasing by 13 percent to EUR 1.2 billion. The constant growth in the use of smartphones contributed to this increase. Smartphones now account for 46 percent of all devices sold by the European national companies com-pared with 21 percent one year before. There was also a significant increase in the number of smartphones in the T-Mobile USA network, up by over 50 percent to almost 10 million within a year.

Deutsche Telekom confirms its targets for the full year. Expectations for adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations remain unchanged at approximately EUR 14.9 billion. The forecast for the United States remains around USD 5.5 billion, which equates to approximately EUR 4.2 billion based on an exchange rate of USD 1.33 dollars to the euro. The company expects at least EUR 6.5 billion in free cash flow.

Germany – increase in profitability The second quarter of 2011 marks an historic period for Deutsche Telekom in its domestic market, with the number of broadband lines overtaking the number of conventional telephone lines for the first time. There was good news on many fronts in the development of the number of fixed-network customers: at 295,000, line losses were at an all-time low during the quarter. Deutsche Telekom retained its share of the broadband market, at around 46 percent. The number of users connected to the Internet-based TV service Entertain increased by 34 percent to 1.3 million within a year.

In the growth area of mobile Internet, revenue increased by over 30 percent year-on-year to EUR 409 million, due in large part to the growth in the use of smartphones. Smartphones now account for more than 60 percent of all devices sold, a year-on-year increase of 30 percent.

Revenue in the Germany segment fell by 3.4 percent to EUR 6 billion com-pared to the second quarter of 2010. When adjusted for the reduction in mo-bile termination charges and the discontinuation of business with prepaid mobile communications cards of other carriers, the decrease is reduced to 2 percent. Service revenues in mobile communications declined by 3.4 percent to EUR 1.7 billion. If the impact of the regulatory decision to drastically cut termination charges is eliminated, service revenues remained at the prior-year level.

In adjusted EBITDA, strict cost discipline compensated for the decline in revenue. At EUR 2.4 billion, the figure for the second quarter of 2011 was at the level of the same quarter of the prior year. This resulted in an adjusted EBITDA margin of over 40 percent for the first time ever. At 40.7 percent, the margin was up 1.4 percentage points on the prior-year figure.

Europe – improved quarter-on-quarter trends The national companies combined within the Europe operating segment recorded in some cases significantly improved revenue and earnings trends compared with the first quarter of 2011. Total revenue fell by 5.5 percent to EUR 3.8 billion compared with the same quarter in 2010. The decrease in the first quarter, adjusted to take into account the deconsolidation of T-Mobile UK, had still amounted to 8 percent. The situation is similar for adjusted EBITDA, which fell by 8 percent year-on-year in the second quarter, while the decrease in the first quarter of this year had still stood at 13 percent.

Many national companies again proved their robustness in terms of profitability. The best performers were Croatia, with an adjusted EBITDA margin of 45.4 percent, and the Magyar Telekom Group, with a margin of 43.9 percent, adjusted for the influence of the special tax in Hungary. A margin of 38.9 percent was achieved for mobile business in Poland, where the T-Mobile brand was launched in the second quarter in a nationwide campaign.

The economic situation in Greece and Romania remains difficult and continues to put noticeable strain on the business of the OTE Group, where revenue and earnings have fallen significantly. Regardless of this fact, some positive trends have emerged in the Greek mobile business. Adjusted EBITDA stabilized and the churn rate was significantly reduced. All in all, the OTE Group's earnings remained largely stable despite the difficult economic environment, with an adjusted EBITDA margin of 33.4 percent.

Growth trends continued apace on the future markets within the Europe segment. At 26.6 million, the number of mobile contract customers was 3 percent above the level for the same quarter last year. The number of broadband lines climbed 10 percent to 4.75 million. A year-on-year increase of as much as 42 percent was achieved for Internet-based television.

Systems Solutions – new international contracts As in the first quarter, start-up costs for the major deals secured last year had a noticeable effect on T-Systems’ figures. As such, the adjusted EBIT margin totaled 2 percent in the second quarter, down from 3.4 percent the previous year. However, the margin had improved compared with the first quarter of 2011 when it totaled 1.3 percent.

Revenue increased by 1.5 percent to EUR 2.3 billion. External revenue growth stood at 1.7 percent while there was a disproportionately significant increase of 3.1 percent in international revenues. The corporate customer segment recorded a 14.7 percent decrease in adjusted EBITDA to EUR 0.2 billion, due primarily to the aforementioned start-up costs.

An important foundation for future revenues is the number of new contracts, and T-Systems concluded major new contracts in the second quarter as well, including agreements with Swiss trading company Valora, automotive supplier Magna, and oil and gas company Total. The number of new orders increased by 4.1 percent in the first half-year. In a comparison of the second quarters, however, it fell by 11 percent. This was due in part to the conclusion of a particularly big deal with Deutsche Post DHL in the second quarter of the prior year and in part to the focus on the execution of big deals and quality assurance.

International analyst firm IDC sees T-Systems in a leading market position when it comes to private cloud services in Europe. According to IDC, the Deutsche Telekom subsidiary has built up a competitive edge for itself by entering the market early on. In simple terms, private clouds are cloud-based applications used on a shared basis by employees of a single company.

United States (discontinued operation since first quarter of 2011) – data business remains on track The number of T-Mobile USA customers fell by 50,000 to 33.6 million in the second quarter of 2011. The drop in customer numbers had still stood at 99,000 in the previous quarter, while a decrease of 93,000 customers had been recorded in the second quarter of 2010. The contract-customer situation remains unsatisfactory, with the churn rate remaining at 2.4 percent.

The growth trend for mobile data revenues is remaining steady, with average data revenue per customer having reached USD 13.60, USD 2 more than one year ago.

As a result of the weaker year-on-year performance of the US dollar against the euro, a different picture emerges for the financial figures depending on the currency under consideration. While there was a 16.2 percent decrease in year-on-year revenue measured in euros to EUR 3.5 billion, the decrease is just 5.1 percent when measured in dollars. Adjusted EBITDA declined by 20.4 percent to EUR 0.9 billion. Measured in dollars, adjusted EBITDA declined by 9.9 percent.

T-Mobile USA’s high-speed HSPA+ network now supplies over 200 million people in the United States. Over 170 million of them can already use the version with a download speed of up to 42 Mbit/s.

Pro-forma figures adjusted for the deconsolidation of T‑Mobile UK as of April 1, 2010. In the United Kingdom, the former T-Mobile UK became part of the joint venture with France Télécom's subsidiary Orange UK called Everything Everywhere effective April 1, 2010. In the following table, revenue, adjusted EBITDA, and adjusted and unadjusted net profit for the first half of 2010 are presented both including and excluding T-Mobile UK to improve the transparency of the development of operations in both years. This presentation is a supplement to the table showing the actual figures.

ReportedPro forma
H1 2011 millions of EURH1 2010 millions of EURH1 2011 millions of EURH1 2010 millions of EURChange %
Revenue from continuing and discontinued operations29,07231,34329,07230,585(4.9)
Of which: from continuing operations21,79823,34821,79822,590(3.5)
Adjusted EBITDA from continuing and discontinued operations9,1679,9029,1679,729(5.8)
Of which: from continuing operations7,4027,7767,4027,603(2.6)
Net profit8281,2428281,322(37.4)
Adjusted net profit1,6521,7051,6521,780(7.2)

Comments on the table:

The first half of 2010 has been adjusted to eliminate the revenue and earnings contribution of T-Mobile UK to adjusted EBITDA, net profit, and adjusted net profit. No adjustments are necessary for the second quarter of 2010, as the figures are already comparable with the second quarter of 2011 on a reported basis.

The Deutsche Telekom Group at a glance*: The United States operating segment has been reported as a discontinued operation since the first quarter of 2011.

Q2 2011 millions of EURQ2 2010 millions of EURChange %H1 2011 millions of EURH1 2010 millions of EURChange %FY 2010 millions of EUR
Revenue and earnings (United States operating segment reported as a discontinued operation)
Net revenue10,96811,346(3.3)21,79823,348(6.6)46,346
Of which: domestic6,6116,759(2.2)13,18613,498(2.3)27,263
Of which: international4,3574,587(5.0)8,6129,850(12.6)19,083
Profit (loss) from operations (EBIT)7951,113(28.6)2,0382,598(21.6)3,415
Adjusted EBIT1,5691,649(4.9)2,9883,335(10.4)6,274
EBITDA3,0183,361(10.2)6,4527,043(8.4)13,159
Adjusted EBITDA3,7933,894(2.6)7,4027,776(4.8)15,319
Adjusted EBITDA margin34.6%34.3%0.3%p33.9%33.3%0.6%p33.1%
Revenue and earnings from continuing and discontinued operations
Net revenue14,47515,531(6.8)29,07231,343(7.2)62,421
Profit (loss) from operations (EBIT)1,5841,711(7.4)3,2283,740(13.7)5,505
Adjusted EBIT2,4632,2479.64,2904,477(4.2)9,158
EBITDA3,8074,479(15.0)8,1059,169(11.6)17,313
Adjusted EBITDA4,6875,012(6.5)9,1679,902(7.4)19,473
Adjusted EBITDA margin32.4%32.3%0.1%p31.5%31.6%(0.1)%p31.2%
Net profit348475(26.7)8281,242(33.3)1,695
Adjusted net profit95181416.81,6521,705(3.1)3,364
Free cash flow a1,7671,48918.72,8282,928(3.4)6,543
Cash capex b(1,879)(3,341)(43.8)(3,999)(5,275)(24.2)(9,851)
Net debt--43,32446,250(6.3)42,269
Number of employees at the reporting date205,761213,515(3.6)209,017

Comments on the table:

* Deutsche Telekom defines EBITDA as profit/loss from operations before depreciation, amortization and impairment losses.

a Before dividend payments, spectrum investment and PTC transaction.

b Cash outflows for investments in property, plant and equipment, and intangible assets (excluding goodwill).

Germanyoperating segment*:

Q2 2011 millions of EURQ2 2010 millions of EURChange %H1 2011 millions of EURH1 2010 millions of EURChange %FY 2010 millions of EUR
Total revenue5,9896,197(3.4)11,98012,386(3.3)25,145
Net revenue5,6345,806(3.0)11,28711,610(2.8)23,523
Profit (loss) from operations (EBIT)8501,327(35.9)2,0982,498(16.0)4,916
Adjusted EBIT1,3381,408(5.0)2,6552,693(1.4)5,425
EBITDA1,9512,357(17.2)4,2664,542(6.1)9,109
Adjusted EBITDA2,4392,4380.04,8234,7371.89,618
Adjusted EBITDA margin40.7%39.3%1.4%p40.2%38.2%2.0%p38.3%
Number of employees (average)76,06579,729(4.6)76,33280,229(4.9) 79,364

Europeoperating segment*:

Q2 2011 millions of EURQ2 2010 millions of EURChange %H1 2011 millions of EURH1 2010 millions of EURChange %FY 2010 millions of EUR
Total revenue3,8074,030(5.5)7,4798,804(15.0)16,840
Of which: Greece886963(8.0)1,7491,960(10.8)3,876
Of which: Romania269293(8.2)531584(9.1)1,165
Of which: Hungary370402(8.0)722804(10.2)1,517
Of which: Poland4534510.48938920.11,839
Of which: Czech Republic282291(3.1)550570(3.5)1,157
Of which: Croatia269289(6.9)525556(5.6)1,148
Of which: Netherlands436448(2.7)854890(4.0)1,767
Of which: Slovakia230233(1.3)432463(6.7)934
Of which: Austria227243(6.6)456491(7.1)983
Of which: United Kingdom a----783n.a.783
Of which: Other b447481(7.1)882943(6.5)1,937
Net revenue3,6373,869(6.0)7,1418,482(15.8)16,183
Profit (loss) from operations (EBIT)465166n.a.830841(1.3)985
Adjusted EBIT535542(1.3)9611,270(24.3)2,282
EBITDA1,2451,05817.72,4112,592(7.0)5,142
Adjusted EBITDA1,3161,431(8.0)2,5423,018(15.8)5,748
Of which: Greece303346(12.4)630722(12.7)1,433
Of which: Romania6871(4.2)129143(9.8)281
Of which: Hungary144171(15.8)289333(13.2)567
Of which: Poland1761760.0320345(7.2)691
Of which: Czech Republic1391390.02752740.4551
Of which: Croatia122124(1.6)226237(4.6)507
Of which: Netherlands128139(7.9)210241(12.9)461
Of which: Slovakia100105(4.8)195212(8.0)403
Of which: Austria686111.5128144(11.1)283
Of which: United Kingdom a----167n.a.167
Of which: Other b71115(38.3)140221(36.7)426
Adjusted EBITDA margin34.5%35.5%(1.0)%p33.9%34.3%(0.4)%p34.1%
Number of employees (average)60,50964,359(6.0)61,43867,242(8.6)65,435

Comments on the table: The figures for the national companies generally correspond to their respective unconsolidated financial statements and do not take consolidation effects at operating segment level into consideration.

a Deconsolidation of T-Mobile UK effective April 1, 2010.

b Other: national companies of Bulgaria, Albania, the F.Y.R.O. Macedonia, and Montenegro, as well as ICSS, Europe Headquarters, and, up to and including May 2010, Deutsche Telekom International UK (formerly T-Mobile International UK).

United Statesoperating segment*: The United States operating segment has been reported as a discontinued operation since the first quarter of 2011.

Q2 2011 millions of EURQ2 2010 millions of EURChange %H1 2011 millions of EURH1 2010 millions of EURChange %FY 2010 millions of EUR
Total revenue3,5104,188(16.2)7,2808,002(9.0)16,087
Net revenue3,5074,185(16.2)7,2747,995(9.0)16,075
Profit (loss) from operations (EBIT)86860044.71,2691,14410.92,092
Adjusted EBIT89260048.71,3001,14413.62,092
EBITDA8681,120(22.5)1,7322,128(18.6)4,156
Adjusted EBITDA8921,120(20.4)1,7632,128(17.2)4,156
Adjusted EBITDA margin25.4%26.7%(1.3)%p24.2%26.6%(2.4)%p25.8%
Number of employees (average)35,12137,612(6.6)35,67938,138(6.4) 37,795

Systems Solutions operating segment*:

Q2 2011 millions of EURQ2 2010 millions of EURChange %H1 2011 millions of EURH1 2010 millions of EURChange %FY 2010 millions of EUR
Total revenue2,2762,2421.54,5364,3733.79,057
Of which: Computing Services775777(0.3)1,5741,5273.13,128
Of which: Desktop Services340361(5.8)675705(4.3)1,461
Of which: Systems Integration4644376.29298637.61,801
Of which: Telecommunications7707482.91,5411,4933.23,086
Of which: Other a(72)(81)10.9(183)(215)14.9(419)
Net revenue1,6381,6101.73,2543,1423.66,411
New orders2,0392,294(11.1)4,6324,4504.19,281
Profit (loss) from operations (EBIT)2256(60.7)1174(85.1)44
Adjusted EBIT4576(40.8)74123(39.8)333
EBITDA174211(17.5)323379(14.8)667
Adjusted EBITDA197231(14.7)386427(9.6)948
Adjusted EBITDA margin8.7%10.3%(1.6)%p8.5%9.8%(1.3)%p10.5%
Number of employees (average)48,25447,4801.648,22247,4631.647,588

Comments on the table:

a Non-core activities and consolidation.

Group Headquarters & Shared Services*:

Q2 2011 millions of EURQ2 2010 millions of EURChange %H1 2011 millions of EURH1 2010 millions of EURChange %FY 2010 millions of EUR
Total revenue539583(7.5)1,0761,148(6.3)2,166
Net revenue5961(3.3)1161141.8229
Profit (loss) from operations (EBIT)(619)(426)(45.3)(966)(791)(22.1)(2,479)
Adjusted EBIT(345)(363)5.0(686)(723)5.1(1,710)
EBITDA(414)(245)(69.0)(583)(422)(38.2)(1,639)
Adjusted EBITDA(140)(182)23.1(303)(354)14.4(870)
Number of employees (average)21,63422,399(3.4)21,60422,234(2.8)22,312

* Deutsche Telekom defines EBITDA as profit/loss from operations before depreciation, amortization and impairment losses.

Development of customer numbers in the second quarter of 2011.

Germanyoperating segment:

June 30, 2011 thousandsJune 30, 2010 thousandsChange thousandsChange %
Fixed network
Fixed-network lines24,01725,549(1,532)(6.0)
Retail broadband lines12,15311,7953583.0
TV1,30197133034.0
Unbundled local loop lines (ULLs)9,5629,2932692.9
Wholesale unbundled lines1,15572343259.8
Wholesale bundled lines8201,354(534)(39.4)
Mobile communications
Mobile customers a34,51736,976(2,459)(6.7)

Comments on the table: a Since April 1, 2010, Telekom Deutschland GmbH has automatically terminated prepaid cards that have not been topped up for two years and have been inactive for three months.

Europeoperating segment:

June 30, 2011 thousandsJune 30, 2010 thousandsChange thousandsChange %
Europe, total a
Fixed-network lines10,92911,736(807)(6.9)
Retail broadband lines4,5244,07844610.9
Unbundled local loop lines (ULLs)1,6641,31035427.0
Wholesale unbundled lines46361027.8
Wholesale bundled lines161202(41)(20.3)
Mobile customers a59,47660,507(1,031)(1.7)
Greece Fixed-network lines Broadband lines Mobile customers 3,536 1,145 7,7333,970 1,139 8,509(434) 6 (776)(10.9) 0.5 (9.1)
Romania Fixed-network lines Broadband lines Mobile customers2,554 1,063 6,5952,666 840 7,087(112) 223 (492)(4.2) 26.5 (6.9)
Hungary b Fixed-network lines Broadband lines Mobile customers1,523 818 4,7731,729 798 5,131(206) 20 (358)(11.9) 2.5 (7.0)
Poland Mobile customers13,20313,276(73)(0.5)
Czech Republic Fixed-network lines Broadband lines Mobile customers89 89 5,42549 49 5,46440 40 (39)81.6 81.6 (0.7)
Croatia Fixed-network lines Broadband lines Mobile customers1,407 647 2,9881,446 584 2,779(39) 63 209(2.7) 10.8 7.5
Netherlands Fixed-network lines Broadband lines Mobile customers299 289 4,829288 288 4,38211 1 4473.8 0.3 10.2
Slovakia Fixed-network lines Broadband lines Mobile customers1,039 453 2,3491,084 418 2,412(45) 35 (63)(4.2) 8.4 (2.6)
Austria Mobile customers3,8783,6532256.2
Bulgaria Mobile customers4,0353,954812.0
Other c Fixed-network lines Broadband lines Mobile customers482 226 3,668504 200 3,861(22) 26 (193)(4.4) 13.0 (5.0)

Comments on the table:

a For better comparability, the customers of T-Mobile UK, who were transferred to the Everything Everywhere joint venture as of April 1, 2010, following the merger of T-Mobile UK and Orange UK, were subtracted from all historical customer figures.

b With effect from January 1, 2011, the business customer base was reclassified and divided between the Europe and Systems Solutions operating segments. As part of this process, mobile customers and the fixed-network lines of corporate customers in Hungary were reassigned to T-Systems.

c Other: national companies of Albania, the F.Y.R.O. Macedonia, and Montenegro.

United Statesoperating segment: The United States operating segment has been reported as a discontinued operation since the first quarter of 2011.

June 30, 2011 thousandsJune 30, 2010 thousandsChange thousandsChange %
Mobile customers a 33,58533,620(35)(0.1)

Comments on the table:

a One mobile communications card corresponds to one customer.

Net additions in the second quarter of 2011. Germanyoperating segment:

Q2 2011 thousandsQ2 2010 thousandsChange thousandsChange %
Fixed network
Fixed-network lines(295)(315)206.3
Retail broadband lines85130(45)(34.6)
TV4475(31)(41.3)
Unbundled local loop lines (ULLs)(7)51(58)n.a.
Wholesale unbundled lines4662(16)(25.8)
Wholesale bundled lines(71)(169)9858.0
Mobile communications
Mobile customers a(57)(1,568)1,51196.4

Comments on the table:

a Since April 1, 2010, Telekom Deutschland GmbH has automatically terminated prepaid cards that have not been topped up for two years and have been inactive for three months.

Europeoperating segment:

Q2 2011 thousandsQ2 2010 thousandsChange thousandsChange %
Europe, total a
Fixed-network lines(172)(254)8232.3
Retail broadband lines4268(26)(38.2)
Unbundled local loop lines (ULLs)73100(27)(27.0)
Wholesale unbundled lines1100.0
Wholesale bundled lines(6)(11)545.5
Mobile customers a212(304)516n.a.
Greece Fixed-network lines Broadband lines Mobile customers(104) (8) 133(125) (1) (305)21 (7) 43816.8 n.a. n.a.
Romania Fixed-network lines Broadband lines Mobile customers(24) 20 (46)(55) 31 (68) 31 (11) 2256.4 (35.5) 32.4
Hungary b Fixed-network lines Broadband lines Mobile customers(23) 4 (4)(42) 0 1119 4 (15)45.2 - n.a.
Poland Mobile customers27(86)113n.a.
Czech Republic Fixed-network lines Broadband lines Mobile customers7 7 (21)3 3 164 4 (37)n.a. n.a. n.a.
Croatia Fixed-network lines Broadband lines Mobile customers(12) 5 (17)(16) 11 (19)4 (6) 225.0 (54.5) 10.5
Netherlands Fixed-network lines Broadband lines Mobile customers1 2 111(2) (2) (9)3 4 120n.a. n.a. n.a.
Slovakia Fixed-network lines Broadband lines Mobile customers(12) 5 (14)(9) 10 13(3) (5) (27)(33.3) (50.0) n.a.
Austria Mobile customers452619 73.1
Bulgaria Mobile customers101109(8)(7.3)
Other c Fixed-network lines Broadband lines Mobile customers(6) 3 (104)(8) 6 92 (3) (113)25.0 (50.0) n.a.

Comments on the table: a For better comparability, the customers of T-Mobile UK, who were transferred to the Everything Everywhere joint venture as of April 1, 2010, following the merger of T-Mobile UK and Orange UK, were subtracted from all historical customer figures.

b With effect from January 1, 2011, the business customer base was reclassified and divided between the Europe and Systems Solutions operating segments. As part of this process, mobile customers and the fixed-network lines of corporate customers in Hungary were reassigned to T-Systems.

c Other: national companies of Albania, the F.Y.R.O. Macedonia, and Montenegro.

United Statesoperating segment: The United States operating segment has been reported as a discontinued operation since the first quarter of 2011.

Q2 2011 thousandsQ2 2010 thousandsChange thousandsChange %
Mobile customers a(50)(93)4346.2

Comments on the table:

a One mobile communications card corresponds to one customer.

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