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28.7. Mangement of founding sources

The key assumption of the Group in management of funding sources is maintaining optimal liabilities structure to reduce the cost of funding operations, secure credit rating at the investment level and sources of funding for operating and investing activities of the Group. Activities conducted in this area also tend to ensure the financial security of the Group and rewarding value for shareholders. When optimizing the structure of liabilities by applying financial leverage it is also important to maintain a strong capital base being a foundation for building confidence of investors, creditors and market. The Group monitors its capital using the debt ratio and the return on equity ratio. Its objective is to ensure increase of capital effectiveness together with maintaining the capital at the safe level.