10 Other operating expenses

EUR million 1 Jan–31 Dec 2015 1 Jan–31 Dec 2014
Loss on the sale of property, plant and equipment and intangible assets 0.7 0.5
Loss on sale of available-for-sale financial assets 0.0 0.1
Voluntary personnel expenses 8.6 8.4
Rental expenses 30.3 31.3
Losses from hedging purchases and sales* 6.4 2.9
Damages-related legal proceedings** 0.7 6.4
Credit losses 1.1 6.0
Other expenses 92.4 128.2


140.2 184.0

* 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.

** 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.

The table below shows the fees of the audit firm elected by the General Meeting. The fees have been recorded in other operating expenses. In addition, expenses recorded in invested non-restricted equity fund in 2014 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 million 1 Jan–31 Dec 2015 1 Jan–31 Dec 2014
Audit fees 0.4 0.4
Other consulting 0.2 0.2


0.6 0.6