|1)||On June 30, 2014, Philips announced the start of the process to combine the Lumileds and Automotive Lighting businesses into a stand-alone company and explore strategic options to attract capital from third-party investors for this combined business. The results of the combined Lumileds/Automotive Lighting components business are reported as discontinued operations.|
Our structure in 2014
Koninklijke Philips N.V. (the ‘Company’) is the parent company of the Philips Group (‘Philips’ or the ‘Group’). The Company is managed by the members of the Board of Management and Executive Committee under the supervision of the Supervisory Board. The Executive Committee operates under the chairmanship of the Chief Executive Officer and shares responsibility for the deployment of Philips’ strategy and policies, and the achievement of its objectives and results.
In 2014, Philips’ activities in the field of health and well-being were organized on a sector basis, with each operating sector – Healthcare, Consumer Lifestyle and Lighting – being responsible for the management of its businesses worldwide.
The Innovation, Group & Services sector includes the activities of Group Innovation and Group and regional management organizations. Additionally, the global shared business services for procurement, finance, human resources, IT and real estate are reported in this sector, as well as certain pension costs.
At the end of 2014, Philips had 93 production sites in 25 countries, sales and service outlets in approximately 100 countries, and 113,678 employees.
2015 and beyond
In September 2014 Philips announced its plan to sharpen its strategic focus by establishing two stand-alone companies focused on the HealthTech and Lighting Solutions opportunities.
To achieve this transformation, from January 1, 2015, Philips started to integrate the sectors Consumer Lifestyle and Healthcare into one operating company focused on our HealthTech businesses. At the same time Philips is taking the next step in the implementation of its new operating model which will give the company a dedicated, focused and lean management structure, as a result of the planned integration of the relevant sector and group layers.
Philips also started the process to carve out its Lighting business into a separate legal structure and will consider various options for ownership structures with direct access to capital markets.
The establishment of the two stand-alone companies will also involve the split and allocation of the current Innovation, Group & Services sector to each company in 2015. This means that in the course of 2015 the IG&S sector as currently described in this Annual Report will disappear and no longer be presented as a separate segment for reporting purposes.