10 Other operating expenses

EUR 1,000 1 Jan–31 Dec 2014 1 Jan–31 Dec 2013
Loss on the sale of property, plant and equipment and intangible assets 522 288
Loss on sale of available-for-sale financial assets 138
Voluntary personnel expenses 8,446 12,060
Rental expenses 31,345 32,245
Direct acquisition costs
287
Losses from hedging purchases and sales* 2,945 2,520
Damages-related legal proceedings** 6,408 65,587
Credit losses 5,957 5,256
Other expenses 128,190 107,411

183,951 225,654

* Losses from hedging purchases and sales includes realised losses and changes in fair values of commodity derivatives which are used for hedging bitumen purchases and currency derivatives which are used for hedging purchases and sales.

** The 2014 damages-related legal proceedings consist of the change in the provision related to the claims for damages related to the asphalt cartel pending a main proceeding. Most of the increase is due to new claims for damages against Lemminkäinen. The 2013 damages-related legal proceedings consist of EUR 66 million costs related District Court’s decision on the damages for the asphalt cartel. The amount includes a EUR 5.9 million provision for the claims for damages waiting for the main proceeding to begin.

The table below shows the fees formed in Finland to the audit firm elected by the General Meeting. The fees have been recorded in other operating expenses. In addition to the expenses presented in the table below, expenses recorded in invested non-restricted equity fund that reduce the gross funds collected in the rights offering, include fees to the audit firm elected by the General Meeting a total of EUR 0.4 million.


EUR 1,000 1 Jan–31 Dec 2014 1 Jan–31 Dec 2013
Audit fees 179 181
Other consulting 157 184

336 366

 
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