Notes to the Consolidated Income Statement
14 Special items
Special items include expenses and income in connection with both our Heidelberg 2010 program and our efficiency enhancement measures.
In the 2010/2011 financial year, provisions of € 41,829 thousand (previous year: € 41,847 thousand) were reversed in Germany after agreements were reached between the management and employee representatives on the coordination of interests for German locations. Following the deduction of expenses for personnel adjustments, income of € 20,689 thousand (previous year: expenses of € 51,088 thousand) was therefore generated in the reporting period and expenses of € 18,456 thousand (previous year: € 19,239 thousand) were incurred for other structural measures. The latter expenses essentially include the costs of reducing office space and consolidating locations.