21. Cash and Cash Equivalents

in thousands of EUR

31 December 2015

31 December 2014

Cash at bank and in hand

92,843

133,652

Short-term bank deposits and marketable securities

5,905

443

98,748

134,095

‘Cash and cash equivalents’ contains the net position for the cash pooling agreement. At 31 December 2015, the gross amount is €116,060 as assets and €100,002 as liabilities (31 December 2014: €65,203 as assets and €63,541 as liabilities).

Cash and cash equivalents by currency:

in thousands of EUR

31 December 2015

31 December 2014

Euro (EUR)

26,514

86,249

British Pound Sterling (GBP)

18,310

9,203

Polish Zloty (PLN)

9,243

5,010

Norwegian Krone (NOK)

6,373

4,863

Mexican Peso (MXN)

3,686

3,907

Other

34,622

24,863

98,748

134,095

At 31 December 2015 an amount of approx. USD 2 million is kept by a custody company in Mexico in order to be exchanged in local currency. The Group obtained all necessary approvals and expects to exchange the cash in 2016.

For the purposes of the cash flow statement, cash and cash equivalents comprise the following:

in thousands of EUR

Notes

31 December 2015

31 December 2014

Cash and bank balances

98,748

134,095

Bank overdrafts

26

- 180,554

- 79,690

- 81,806

54,405

Bank overdrafts include drawing on the uncommitted bilateral overdraft and money market facilities.