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Memorial sites and events In addition to setting up nancial support, the Lufthansa Group has inaugurated memorial sites in various locations – near the accident site in Le Vernet, in Barcelona, in D sseldorf, at Germanwings headquarters in Cologne and in Haltern. On the occasion of the accident’s rst anniversary on March 24, 2016, the Lufthansa Group invited families on behalf of Germanwings to a shared commemoration ceremony in Le Vernet. As a gesture of gratitude, Lufthansa and Germanwings also invited the more than 1,200 French and German relief forces and voluntary helpers to a friendly match between the French and German national soccer teams on November 13, 2015 in Paris. At a commemorative event in Barcelona, the support provid- ed by the many Spanish helpers was acknowledged as well. These included employees of Barcelona airport and handling agents as well as representatives of local and national police forces and emergency services. The Lufthansa Group Executive Board and Germanwings management thanked the Group’s employees at an event on September 4, 2015. Environmental restoration at the accident site Measures for the environmental restoration of the accident site began on July 27, 2015 and ended on October 21, 2015 with the handing over of the site to the responsible prefecture. The goal was to restore the site in the best possible way to its original condition. To this end, an external environmental impact assessment was carried out and soil samples from the site were analyzed. Subsequently, a diverse range of measures were taken in close cooperation with the local French environ- mental authorities to eliminate damage as well as kerosene and oil residues. Environmental analyses will be continued over the four years ahead to monitor any eventual changes in condi- tions at the site.

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