26 Provisions

In CHF millionNotes  20082007
  RestructuringOtherTotalTotal
Balance as at 1 January  5858116202
Additions from business combinations29  002
Additional provisions made during the reporting period  2172837
Amounts used during the reporting period  –34–3–37–46
Unused amounts reversed during the reporting period  0–7–7–20
Changes from discontinued operations  –15
Reclassifications and other disposals  –47
Foreign currency translation differences  –2–5–73
Balance as at 31 December  435093116


Restructuring costs
In 2008, provisions for restructuring programmes were primarily set up in Switzerland (2007: Germany). Amounts used during the period relate to Switzerland and Germany.

In 2005, a provision totalling CHF 72 million relating to the restructuring programme of «La Suisse» in Switzerland was set up. As at 31 December 2008 the remaining provision amounted to CHF 4 million (2007: CHF 16 million) and CHF 12 million was used during the period (2007: CHF 7 million). The provision primarily relates to redundancy programmes and onerous contracts. The outflow of the remaining amounts is expected within the following one to two years.

Other provisions primarily relate to litigation.

 
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