In 2009, sales posted under “Other” totaled €180.8 million (2008: €265.4 million). This decline was because there was less demand for in-house corporate services and because Group headquarters passed on lower energy costs to the business divisions. EBITDA from “Other” amounted to €-38.0 million (2008: €-8.9 million). This figure reflects the impact of an extraordinary addition to pension provisions of €47.9 million, which takes account of the higher life expectancy of the Group’s pension-fund beneficiaries.
Divisional Shares in External Sales