7 General and administrative expenses

in CHF thousands

2012

2011

+/– %

Occupancy

–10'435

–10'962

–4.8

Expenses for IT, machinery and other equipment

–22'692

–23'998

–5.4

Information and communication expenses

–14'849

–14'872

–0.2

Marketing and public relations

–13'940

–16'722

–16.6

Consulting and audit fees

–11'948

–10'154

17.7

Capital tax and other tax

–294

–288

2.1

Operational risks

–16'270

–8'239

97.5

Allowance of non-current assets held for sale

–1'000

–5'798

–82.8

Material costs

–1'819

–2'370

–23.2

Other

–9'492

–10'788

–12.0

Total general and administrative expenses

–102'739

–104'191

–1.4

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