8. Selling, general and administrative expenses

Selling expenses were € 561 million (2008: € 513 million) and mainly included expenditures for sales personnel of € 270 million (2008: € 250 million).

General and administrative expenses amounted to € 1,781 million (2008:
€ 1,459 million) and are related to expenditures for administrative functions not attributable to research and development, production or selling.

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