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Deutsche EuroShop - Annual Report 2006


What I bought in 2006

Maria Hans

Maria Hans, Personal Shopper and Style Coach:

”I was in a suitcase-buying frenzy - a Samsonite and a TITAN, because ... you never know where you’re going to have to travel to. I also bought a chest of drawers that gives me pleasure every day, because I can make so many things invisible by stowing away my other beautiful possessions in it.”

Raimund Ellrott

Raimund Ellrott, Member of the Management Board, GfK GeoMarketing GmbH:

A ticket for the Rolling Stones concert in Hanover in July 2006. A multi-generation concert with an unusually high average age - there were entire extended families there: grandparents, parents and their children all together in the stadium.”

Olaf G. Borkers

Olaf G. Borkers, Member of the Executive Board, Deutsche EuroShop:

A ticket for my family and myself for a beach cinema in Warnemünde to see the classic film ‘Poseidon’: complete with beach chairs, the Baltic Sea and a wonderful sunset.”

Nicolette Maurer

Nicolette Maurer, Freelance Journalist:

”Since having my twins Luisa and Emilia, I always seem to end up by magic in children’s clothes or toy departments. Nevertheless, I also got round to buying a new mobile phone in 2006: the Nokia 6111. It’s ultra-small, with far more features than I need - and pink, like my twins...”

Klaus Striebich

Klaus Striebich, Member of the Management of ECE Projektmanagement G.m.b.H. & Co. KG:

”Last year, I bought a Bosch children’s workbench for my young son - after all, it’s never too early to start building shopping centres. And he can already say ‘sprinkler system’ ...”

Patrick Kiss

Patrick Kiss, Head of Investor & Public Relations, Deutsche EuroShop:

”When our daughter Maja Sophia was born in February 2006, I bought my wife Mira classic diamond ear studs.”

Kay Bommer

Kay Bommer, Managing Director of DIRK - the German Investor Relations Association:

”I was lucky enough to be able to buy a ticket for the Ecuador versus Costa Rica World Cup match here in Hamburg and was able to enjoy this unique experience right up close.”

Claus-Matthias Böge

Claus-Matthias Böge, CEO, Deutsche EuroShop:

”We bought a new barbecue for our patio. It was a real hit in the record-breaking summer of 2006. Hopefully, we’ll have the same luck in 2007!”

Josef Grübl

Josef Grübl, Author and Editor:

”Stars up close: Martin Schoeller’s unembellished photo portraits never fail to fascinate me - that’s why the magnificent volume of photos entitled ”Close Up” (published by teNeues) was my purchase of the year. After all, when were you ever this close to Angelina Jolie, Bill Clinton, or Eminem?”

Birgit Schäfer

Birgit Schäfer, Executive Secretary, Deutsche EuroShop:

”I treated myself to the wonderful GEO book ”The Earth From Above” with breathtaking photos of our planet.”

Alexander Otto

Alexander Otto, CEO of ECE Projektmanagement:

”Last spring, the heavy snowfall made Hamburg’s Alsterwanderweg hiking trail perfect for cross-country skiing. So I went out and bought new skis right away and tried them out there.”

Nicolas Lissner

Nicolas Lissner, Manager Investor & Public Relations, Deutsche EuroShop:

”I finally bought myself an iPod nano, so that I can have my favourite music in my coat pocket even when I am travelling. Needless to say, my favourite album - ”Wave” by Tom Jobim - was the first thing I loaded onto it.”

Christian A. Völxen

Christian A. Völxen, Rating & Valuation, Feri Rating & Research:

”Last year, I bought myself an oil painting set. I am interested in painting and now I try and put colour on the canvas on Sunday afternoons.”

Christian Schiffmacher

Christian Schiffmacher, Editor in Chief, Institutional Investment Real Estate Magazin:

”Last year, I bought a box of Cohiba Esplendido cigars, because the fund managers always give me their IPO research first if I give them a Cohiba.”

Kirsten Kaiser

Kirsten Kaiser, Head of Accounting, Deutsche EuroShop:

”Last year, I finally bought myself a new washing machine. Not only it is much faster than the old one, it also uses far less power and water. And it looks good, too!”

Bodo Hoffmann

Bodo Hoffmann, Chief Executive, IT Future AG:

”My key purchase of 2006 was a home cinema: with a beamer, screen and Dolby Surround so that I could enjoy the World Cup in all its glory.”

Frank Riebel

Frank Riebel, Member of the Executive Board, IR-One AG & Co. KG:

A Russell Hobbs toaster, so that there is at least one thing that shines in my kitchen, even if it isn’t my talent for cooking.”

Gerd Rückel

Gerd Rückel, Freelance Financial Journalist:

”The best thing I bought in 2006 was a Playmobil ambulance. Not for me, of course, but for my three-anda- half-year-old daughter! I’ll never forget how her eyes shone when she first caught sight of it.”

Werner Bartsch

Werner Bartsch, Photographer:

”After our second child, Nina, was born in mid-February I bought: various Babygros (size 50), cherry stone bags, masses of Fixies disposable nappies (new born size), a handful of dummies (which admittedly turned out to be a bad investment), and flights to Vancouver for our first trip as a family of four.”

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