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Mar. 10, 2011
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Part of the audited Consolidated Financial Statements and Management´s Analysis

Special items

In 2010, the negative impact on income from operations from special items was considerably less than in the previous year: €377 million, compared with €1,175 million in 2009. The decline in special items was mainly a result of lower costs for the integration of Ciba, which amounted to just €79 million in 2010 compared with €718 million in 2009. In 2010, the Cognis integration resulted in special charges of €77 million.

At €100 million, special charges related to restructuring measures were also considerably lower than in the previous year (2009: €366 million).

The divestiture of various businesses resulted in special income of €31 million (2009: charge of €1 million).

Other items resulted in special charges of €146 million. These include valuation adjustments of €96 million on oil and gas concessions in the British and Norwegian North Sea.

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