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  • Sweden: The sale of DB Arriva’s activities in Sweden to the Finnish railway company, VR Group, was completed on July 1, 2022. The transaction resulted in a transfer of all DB Arriva activities and all employees in Sweden.
  • Portugal: In May 2022, DB Arriva entered into an agreement with the Israeli transport company, Dan Group, to take over DB Arriva’s remaining bus business in Lisbon/Portugal. The transaction was concluded on December 15, 2022.
  • Denmark, Serbia and Poland: In September 2022, DB Arriva reached an agreement with financial investor Mutares on the sale of activities in Denmark and Serbia and of the bus business in Poland. The sales were completed in the first half of 2023: Denmark and Serbia on May 15, 2023 and the sale of the bus business in Poland on June 15, 2023. These transactions marked the completion of the reorganization of DB Arriva’s portfolio (2022 Integrated Report), which aimed to concentrate on markets that are part of its core business.
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