05 Intangible assets

Intangible assets include industrial property rights and similar rights and assets acquired at a charge. Changes in the scope of consolidation in fiscal 2010 also include the goodwill from the purchase of Lucky-Silicone in South Korea as an addition of €0.4 million.

In 2009, the goodwill from the acquisition of Wacker Biotech GmbH, which was written down to zero, was shown as a disposal originally amounting to €7.7 million. This means that, as of December 31, 2009, goodwill under intangible assets was included neither under cost nor under amortization.