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Special items in income from operations

Special items had a positive influence on income from operations in 2011, amounting to €139 million compared with minus €377 million in 2010. Gains resulting from the transfer of our styrenics business to the Styrolution joint venture were primarily responsible for this significant improvement. The divestiture of various other businesses led to special charges totaling €86 million; in 2010, we posted special income of €31 million.

Special charges for restructuring measures amounted to €181 million in 2011, compared with €100 million in the previous year.

Integration costs of €240 million were almost exclusively related to the Cognis integration. In 2010, costs were incurred for the integration of both Ciba and Cognis.

Other items resulted in special income of €53 million, compared with special charges of €146 million in the previous year. This improvement was in part due to the repeal of the fine imposed by the European Union on the former Ciba in 2009 as well as to income from the settlement of legal disputes in the United States.

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Special items (million €)

 

 

2011

2010

Integration costs

(240)

(162)

Restructuring measures

(181)

(100)

Divestitures

507

31

Other charges and income

53

(146)

Total reported in EBIT

139

(377)

Special items reported in financial result

829

Total reported in income before taxes

968

(377)

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