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Based on reported 2012 data, sensitivity analyses have been (ii) the euro exchange rate against the main operating currencies. performed to measure the impact on EBIT (1) of any changes A sensitivity analysis has also been conducted to assess the in (i) RevPAR (revenue per available room, as calculated by impact on operating profit before tax and non-recurring items multiplying the occupancy rate by the average room rate) and of fluctuations in interest rates.

Sensitivity to RevPAR

A 1% increase or decrease in RevPAR would impact EBIT as follows:

Sensitivity to RevPAR

1% decrease in RevPAR Upscale & Midscale Economy Total

Impact on EBIT €(11.6) million €(7.6) million €(19.2) million

Sensitivity to RevPAR 1% increase in RevPAR Upscale & Midscale Economy Total

Impact on EBIT €8.5 million €5.4 million €13.9 million

In absolute value, a 1% decline in RevPAR has a larger impact which does not affect operating costs and therefore has a on EBIT than a 1% increase. stronger impact on growth in EBIT. The flow-through ratio (1)

for a 1% increase in RevPAR resulting from higher average roomAny rebound in hotel demand initially results in an increase in rates is higher than the flow-through ratio for a 1% increase inoccupancy rates. This feeds through to higher variable costs, RevPAR resulting from higher occupancy rates.

which in turn weigh on growth in EBIT. In a second phase, the stronger demand drives an increase in average room rates,

Sensitivity to exchange rates

A 10% increase or decrease in exchange rates would have the following impact on EBIT:

Sensitivity to exchange rates

EBIT impact of a 10% increase/ Currency decrease in exchange rates

GBP United Kingdom €4.9 million

AUD Australia €3.7 million

BRL Brazil €3.4 million

PLN Poland €2.3 million

Sensitivity to interest rates

Based on the Group’s net debt and amount of invested cash, a 50-basis point rise in interest rates would feed through to an €8-million increase in consolidated interest income.

(1) When like-for-like revenue goes up, the ratio of the change in like-for-like EBITDAR/change in like-for-like revenue is known as the flow-through ratio.